The corporation suffered revenue loss of Rs.12.50 crore
The APSRTC resumed operation of its full fleet of 594 buses from the six depots in the district from the wee hours of Sunday following the reported decision of the Telangana RTC JAC to indefinitely postpone its 27-day old strike.
The RTC has earlier restored more than half of its full fleet of buses from October 10 in the district after the employees owing allegiance to the National Mazdoor Union (NMU) called off their 22-day old strike earlier.
While, a majority of the employees belonging to the NMU and a few other unions have resumed duties from October 10, the remaining staff owing allegiance to the Telangana RTC JAC joined duties from Sunday. The Staff and Workers' Federation (SWF) stayed away from the strike.
The corporation had suffered revenue losses to an extent of Rs.12.50 crore in the district on account of the strike. The resumption of bus services on a full scale from Sunday has brought the much needed relief to the people particularly of the rural areas ahead of the ensuing Deepavali festival.
“All the 594 bus services have become operational on the designated routes as per schedule from the wee hours of Sunday,” said the RTC Regional Manager V. Venkateswarlu. Speaking to The Hindu, he said a total of 3096 employees reported for duty on Sunday. The inter-State buses services have also been started, he said.