APSRTC introduced two air-conditioned “Indra” buses from Kadapa to Bangalore , district Collector V. Anil Kumar said on Thursday.

The Collector flagged off the two buses at Kadapa depot and said they were akin to the sophisticated “Garuda” A/C luxury buses to ensure comfortable travel.

APSRTC Executive Director Koteswara Rao said two Indra bus services were introduced to Bangalore in the first instance. Similar bus services would be pressed into service from Kadapa to Hyderabad in the second phase.

Six thousand new RTC buses were pressed into service in the State, Mr. Koteswara Rao said. Though RTC was saddled with losses to the tune of Rs.45 crore, it was deploying new buses. APSRTC Kadapa Regional Manager Sudesh Kumar said woollen jackets would be provided to passengers.