Visakhapatnam

Buses towards Vizianagaram to leave from Dwaraka Bus Station

Passengers going towards Vizianagaram and Srikakulam by RTC buses from the city can once again board the buses at Dwaraka Bus Station (RTC Complex). Completion of work on one arm of the underpass, from the complex to Sri Chaitanya Junior College intersection, has facilitated re-routing of buses for the convenience of passengers.

The Express and ‘Palle Velugu' services going towards Vizianagaram and Srikakulam were terminated at Maddilapalem Bus Station from early September in view of the pending Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) and flyover works around the Dwaraka Bus Station. Most of the buses bound for destinations towards Vizianagaram and beyond were using the underpass, Y. Jagadeesh Babu, who took over recently as Regional Manager of RTC Visakhapatnam Region said on Wednesday.

Buses coming from Vizianagaram and beyond would, however, continue to reach the Dwaraka Bus Station either via Gurudwara junction or through VIP Road and Tycoon Hotel junction. These buses could take the underpass once the second arm of the underpass was completed.

Meanwhile, the Visakhapatanam Region of RTC has suffered a loss of around Rs.80 lakh during the 27-day strike in Telangana, which was called off a few days ago. All the three Garuda (Volvo) services and seven Super Luxury services from the region were cancelled during the strike. The average loss on these 10 services per day was estimated at Rs.3 lakh.

City services

Mr. Jagadeesh Babu said that 100 per cent occupancy was achieved in city buses on October 10, 11 and 12. Buses of the Simhachalam depot recorded the highest occupancy of 127 per cent while those of other depots also reported over 100 per cent occupancy.

Employees of the corporation were rendering voluntary services on their ‘weekly off' days as part of the ‘Sankalp Samrakshan' programme to put back the corporation on the road to profits. He said that the employee volunteers were taking positions at 18 identified points in the city and preventing the stoppage of autorickshaws at bus shelters besides guiding bus passengers. The Regional Manager hoped that these measures would help the corporation in raking in more profits.

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