HYDERABAD: Running 77 per cent of its services on Wednesday, after almost of a fortnight, the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) heaved a sigh of relief after operational revenues started flowing into its coffers again.

According to Transport Minister S. Vijayarama Raju, reports received till 6 p.m. on Tuesday indicated that 18,564 of the scheduled 24,135 services across the State were operated though buses were not run in Kadapa for the fifth consecutive day.

APSRTC board secretary Jayashankar Prasad said that buses were not operated in any of the four Rayalaseema districts of Anantapur, Chittoor, Kadapa and Kurnool.

The percentage of operations in the Andhra region, comprising Ongole, Guntur, Vijayawada, Krishna, East and West Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam was estimated at an average of 86 per cent.

According to the Minister, the loss sustained by the corporation was a total of Rs. 65.73 crore, including Rs. 62.90 due to non-operation of services.