RTC asked to focus on tyre care

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Useful tips: Chief Executive of TVS V.N. Ramamurthy addressing a seminar on tyre care in Visakhapatnam on Friday. —
Useful tips: Chief Executive of TVS V.N. Ramamurthy addressing a seminar on tyre care in Visakhapatnam on Friday. —

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The cooler it runs the longer its lifespan, says TVS official

TVS Industries organises seminar for the benefit of RTC and hire bus owners

Various aspects of manufacturing a tyre and its components explained to participants

VISAKHAPATNAM: Training and regular honing of skills of staff will enable an organisation to face the every- growing competition. Increasing revenue and minimising expenditure are two important aspects of management.

Extending the lifespan of tyres will result in reduction of expenditure and lot of savings to an organisation like RTC. Hence, proper care should be taken in this aspect, said Executive Director of APSRTC G.V. Ramana Rao.

Addressing a seminar on Tyre Care organised by TVS Industries for the benefit of RTC staff and hire bus owners here on Friday, he said that tyre care was an area where improvements needed to be done in Vizianagaram Zone of RTC. Training and seminars like the present one would help staff to do their job efficiently, he opined.

Explaining various aspects of manufacturing a tyre, its components, its lifespan etc., V.N. Ramamurthy, Chief Executive of the TVS, said that a major input of tyre manufacturing was rubber, and the first and foremost enemy of tyre was heat. The cooler it runs the longer its lifespan. He asserted that proper retreating was cent per cent safe.


He also explained to the participants what a customer expects from a tyre, the functioning of a tyre, ways of measuring its performance, difference between a new tyre and retreated tyre and their costs, and gave tips of good maintenance and the results of bad maintenance.

“What a mirror is to a human being, a tyre is to a vehicle. Tyre is the mirror of a vehicle,” he observed.

G. Maheswara, Y. Jagadishbabu and T. Bhuvaneswara Prasad, APSRTC Regional Managers of Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry and Vizianagaram respectively, and a large number of private bus owners and RTC staff attended the seminar.

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