Computerised bus pass counter inaugurated

HYDERABAD July 3. The Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of A.P. State Road Transport Corporation, R. P. Singh, on Wednesday inaugurated a computerised bus pass section at Dilsukhnagar. This takes the total number to five in the City.

While identity cards can now be issued at five locations including Rathifile Bus Station, Koti, Sanathnagar and Mehdipatnam, where `photo-grabbing' facility was available, passes can be renewed at 12 more locations.

At a press conference later, Mr. Singh said shortly, the service would be extended to Jubilee Bus Station, Central Bus Stand, Gowliguda, Kukatpally and Shapoornagar. The corporation was also examining a proposal to issue identity cards and renew passes at e-seva centres and 50 authorised booking centres.

He said the RTC was taking all steps to improve occupancy ratio. A passenger travelling in hi- tech services was eligible to use local buses up to two hours of his arrival in the City, he said.

In order to improve information to travelling public, he said destination boards and line diagrams would soon come up at all the 1,200-odd bus shelters in the twin cities. The boards would carry timings of the first and the last bus service and frequency.

By November, with the National Games 2002 in mind, 100 new luxury buses would be pressed into service for the benefit of commuters, he said.

Referring to complaints received regarding misbehaviour of staff, he said the staff was being given training in stress management and courtesy.

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