With the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) floating tenders for 10 double-decker buses, it finds itself faced with identifying routes on which these vehicles can ply without any concern of height restrictions.
According to sources, three routes were identified in the past. However, civic infrastructure changes have been made, which could render these routes infeasible. This includes the installation of foot-over-bridges that could impede the movement of double decker buses, given height restrictions.
Speaking to The Hindu, TSRTC Managing Director V. C. Sajjanar said that the survey was done approximately three years ago. There is a need, he said, of conducting another route feasibility survey.
“We will resurvey once the supply of buses comes. There is a pre-bid on November 9. We will come to know the outcome after that. We did a route survey around three years ago but is possible that there have been changes made on those routes,” Mr Sajjanar said.