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Hyderabad finally resumes bus services on 25 routes amid Covid-19(Twitter/HiHyderabad)

Hyderabad finally resumes bus services on 25 routes, face masks and self-sanitising mandatory

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 07:48 PM IST
With tickets same as before the six months lockdown, bus services have finally resumed in Hyderabad on 25 routes after being thoroughly sanitised and stocked with hand sanitisers amid Covid-19
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Raoduring a meeting with RTC employees at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad.(ANI)
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Raoduring a meeting with RTC employees at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad.(ANI)

Telangana raises bus fares to bail out cash-strapped RTC

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2019 06:28 PM IST
On an average, the bus fares will go up by 20 paise per kilometre. The RTC is expected to net an additional revenue of Rs 750 crore from the increased fares.
Employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) during their ongoing strike, in Secunderabad, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) during their ongoing strike, in Secunderabad, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019.(PTI file photo)

Telangana road transport employees call off strike after two months

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 07:11 PM IST
The TSRTC employees unions Joint Action Committee (JAC) leader Aswathama Reddy said the decision to end the strike was taken to halt alleged attempts to ‘privatise’ the corporation.
The Telangana high court on Friday upheld the decision of the state cabinet to privatise 50% of state road transport corporation (TSRTC) bus routes.(ANI Photo)
The Telangana high court on Friday upheld the decision of the state cabinet to privatise 50% of state road transport corporation (TSRTC) bus routes.(ANI Photo)

Court upholds move to privatise 50% of Telangana RTC routes

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 04:24 AM IST
This comes as a blow to the TSRTC employees who had offered to end their strike and return to work.
The RTC employees, who had been on strike since October 5, had fought a bitter legal battle in the high court, even as chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao refused to consider any of their demands including merger of RTC with the government, revision of their pay scales and recruitment of new staff.(ANI PHOTO.)
The RTC employees, who had been on strike since October 5, had fought a bitter legal battle in the high court, even as chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao refused to consider any of their demands including merger of RTC with the government, revision of their pay scales and recruitment of new staff.(ANI PHOTO.)

Telangana HC nod for privatization of RTC; employees feel let down

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 09:37 PM IST
The high court bench said it could not interfere in the decision of the state cabinet, as the government had powers to privatize public transport under Section 102 of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988.
The strike by the employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has been going on for 45 days.(ANI PHOTO.)
The strike by the employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has been going on for 45 days.(ANI PHOTO.)

Telangana high court refers RTC strike deadlock to labour court

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 09:57 PM IST
The high court bench directed that the commissioner of labour should decide in the next two weeks whether or not the government would refer the issue to the labour court to resolve the crisis and bring the RTC employees’ unions to the negotiating table.
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UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 09:25 PM IST
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The Telangana government on Saturday ruled out any further talks with the striking employees of the Road Transport Corporation (RTC).(@TelanganaCMO/Twitter)
The Telangana government on Saturday ruled out any further talks with the striking employees of the Road Transport Corporation (RTC).(@TelanganaCMO/Twitter)

Telangana RTC employees drop merger demand; too late, says govt spurning talks

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 08:25 PM IST
On the announcement of the Joint Action Committee of the Telangana RTC unions that they would drop the demand for merger of RTC with the state government for now, managing director of RTC said there was no guarantee that they would not raise the demand again in future.
Another employee of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) killed himself by consuming pesticide in Mahabubabad district.(ANI Photo)
Another employee of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) killed himself by consuming pesticide in Mahabubabad district.(ANI Photo)

In Telangana, another RTC worker commits suicide, fifth in a month

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 06:37 PM IST
It’s the fifth suicide by an RTC worker in the past month. Employees of the state-owned transporter have been on strike demanding a revision of salaries pending since April 2017 and recruitment to vacant posts.
Hyderabad police foiled an attempt of the striking employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) and opposition parties to re-enact the 2011 “Million March” agitation of pro-Telangana activists to press for their demands.(PTI Photo (Representative image))
Hyderabad police foiled an attempt of the striking employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) and opposition parties to re-enact the 2011 “Million March” agitation of pro-Telangana activists to press for their demands.(PTI Photo (Representative image))

Hyderabad police foil RTC workers’ attempt to hold rally

Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 09:51 PM IST
Hundreds of RTC employees and activists of various political parties tried to march towards Tank Bund on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake.
The bench posted the matter to November 11 for further hearing and directed that the state government submit the decisions made by the state cabinet on the RTC.(ANI file photo)
The bench posted the matter to November 11 for further hearing and directed that the state government submit the decisions made by the state cabinet on the RTC.(ANI file photo)

Telangana HC stays cabinet decision to privatise public transport; RTC strike enters 35th day

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 07:07 PM IST
A division bench of the high court comprising chief justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and justice A Abhishek Reddy gave the orders while hearing a petition filed by Telangana Democratic Forum convenor PL Vishweshwar Rao.
over 48,000 employees and workers of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) have been on strike since October 5.(ANI)
over 48,000 employees and workers of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) have been on strike since October 5.(ANI)

Striking RTC employees ignore KCR’s three-day deadline to join duties

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2019 11:17 PM IST
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is said to have instructed the authorities to go ahead with the issuance of notification granting permits to 5,100 private buses in the first phase and for the remaining 5,000-odd buses in the subsequent phases.
The Telangana Chief Minister’s Office on Monday issued a statement warning the striking TSRTC staff that if they fail to resume duty by the deadline of November 5, the state government will not take them back.(ANI)
The Telangana Chief Minister’s Office on Monday issued a statement warning the striking TSRTC staff that if they fail to resume duty by the deadline of November 5, the state government will not take them back.(ANI)

Telangana RTC workers to continue strike as KCR’s Nov 5 deadline ends

Hyderabad | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 10:07 AM IST
Echoing similar sentiments, the Deputy General Secretary of the Employees Union, Mohammed Ahmed Ali also said that the RTC workers will not return to service without any agreement with the government.
Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday announced the privatisation of 50% of the state’s bus services and asked striking employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to return to work by midnight of November 5.(PTI)
Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday announced the privatisation of 50% of the state’s bus services and asked striking employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to return to work by midnight of November 5.(PTI)

KCR says will privatise 50% buses, gives striking employees 3-day deadline

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinavasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 10:03 PM IST
At least 48,000 employees and workers unions of TSRTC had begun an indefinite strike from October 5 across Telangana, demanding RTC’s merger with the government and recruitment to various posts, among others.
A 53-year-old driver of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) allegedly committed suicide in Telangana’s Nalgonda on Saturday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 53-year-old driver of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) allegedly committed suicide in Telangana’s Nalgonda on Saturday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Third RTC worker commits suicide as strike enters 22nd day

Hyderabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2019 11:50 PM IST
Police said the body of Venkateshwarlu, who worked at the Narketpally depot, was found by the side of a road on Saturday morning. Officials said Venkateshwarlu consumed pesticide.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the government’s objective was to provide comfortable transport facility to the commuters and it did not matter whether it was a public transport or a private one.(PTI)
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the government’s objective was to provide comfortable transport facility to the commuters and it did not matter whether it was a public transport or a private one.(PTI)

KCR hints at privatisation of public transport, says RTC is a gone case

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 07:56 PM IST
The RTC employees’ unions questioned Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for insisting that the corporation was beyond redemption while the BJP flayed him for underplaying the RTC’s role in the public transport system in the state.
Last week, acting on a petition filed by an RTC employee, the high court directed that the government pay salaries to all the employees, including those on strike.(STYLE PHOTOSERVICE.)
Last week, acting on a petition filed by an RTC employee, the high court directed that the government pay salaries to all the employees, including those on strike.(STYLE PHOTOSERVICE.)

Telangana government tells court RTC has no funds to pay September salaries

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 07:46 PM IST
Arguing on behalf of the RTC management, advocate general B S Prasad told the high court that the RTC had only Rs 7.5 crore in its exchequer, while the salary bill of the employees was around Rs 224 crore.
More than 49,000 employees and workers unions of TSRTC began an indefinite strike from October 5 across Telangana on a call given by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of TSRTC, demanding RTC’s merger with the government and recruitment to various posts, among others.(ANI Photo)
More than 49,000 employees and workers unions of TSRTC began an indefinite strike from October 5 across Telangana on a call given by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of TSRTC, demanding RTC’s merger with the government and recruitment to various posts, among others.(ANI Photo)

Another RTC employee commits suicide in Hyderabad as Telangana bus strike enters 10th day

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 10:00 AM IST
The family of B Surender Goud, a conductor at the Ranigunj-II bus depot in Secunderabad area, said he returned home at around 8.30pm on Sunday after participating in the agitation.
The Joint Action Committee of RTC employees and workers, who had commenced their strike from midnight of October 4, have stepped up their agitation with the support of all the opposition parties.(STYLE PHOTO SERVICE.)
The Joint Action Committee of RTC employees and workers, who had commenced their strike from midnight of October 4, have stepped up their agitation with the support of all the opposition parties.(STYLE PHOTO SERVICE.)

Opposition parties call for Telangana bandh on Oct 19 in support of RTC strike

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 06:30 PM IST
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who reviewed the situation has directed the police to crush the agitation with an iron hand and announced an extension of the Dasara vacations for educational institutions till October 19 to enable the RTC authorities to make additional transport arrangements for students.
They arrested JAC chairman E Ashwathama Reddy and convenor Thomas Reddy but released them later.(HT image)
They arrested JAC chairman E Ashwathama Reddy and convenor Thomas Reddy but released them later.(HT image)

K Chandrasekhar Rao digs in heels, no relief for 48,000 transport staff

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 03:42 AM IST
The employees were demanding, among other things, merger of RTC with the state government as was done in the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, where they are being treated as government employees.
Buses stand at as TSRTC employees are on an indefinite strike demanding fulfilment of various demands including RTC merger with the Government, in Hyderabad on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Buses stand at as TSRTC employees are on an indefinite strike demanding fulfilment of various demands including RTC merger with the Government, in Hyderabad on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

‘Won’t succumb’: Telangana RTC unions call for rally after KCR sacks 48,000 employees

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 08:01 PM IST
The KCR government on Sunday announced dismissal of 48,000-odd employees and workers of TSRTC from service, after they launched an indefinite strike demanding solution to their long-pending problems.
Rao announced the government would start the exercise soon to recruit new staff and the process would be completed at the earliest.(HT image)
Rao announced the government would start the exercise soon to recruit new staff and the process would be completed at the earliest.(HT image)

KCR govt dismisses 48,000 state transport employees

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 12:45 AM IST
The employees have been demanding, among other things, merger of the RTC with the state government as was done in the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, where they are being treated as government employees with their retirement age being enhanced to 60 years.
Passengers rush to board a bus in Hyderabad amid an indefinite strike by Telangana Road Transport Corporation employees which forced the government to hire temporary drivers to run some buses.(HT PHOTO)
Passengers rush to board a bus in Hyderabad amid an indefinite strike by Telangana Road Transport Corporation employees which forced the government to hire temporary drivers to run some buses.(HT PHOTO)

Public transport in Telangana paralysed as RTC workers begin strike despite govt warning

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 02:23 AM IST
Among the employees’s demands is the merger of RTC with the state government as was done in the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, where they are being treated as government employees with their retirement age being enhanced to 60 years.
A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped for five days by six persons, including three minors, after being locked up in a room in Ongole town of Andhra Pradesh, police said Sunday.(File Photo)
A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped for five days by six persons, including three minors, after being locked up in a room in Ongole town of Andhra Pradesh, police said Sunday.(File Photo)

Teen raped by 6 persons, including 3 minors, for 5 days in Andhra: Police

Amaravati | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 08:07 AM IST
The girl, who belonged to the Guntur district, escaped and reached the bus station on Saturday evening when an on-duty home-guard Venkateswarlu and Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Babu Rao spotted and rescued her, the police official said.
The Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC), Hyderabad has released the hall tickets of candidates who have applied in response to notifications 10/2018, 11/2018, 17/2018 and 18/2018.(Arvind Yadav/HT file)
The Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC), Hyderabad has released the hall tickets of candidates who have applied in response to notifications 10/2018, 11/2018, 17/2018 and 18/2018.(Arvind Yadav/HT file)

TSPSC admit card 2018 for Group IV, JA and other posts out at tspsc.gov.in, here’s how to download

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2018 04:19 PM IST
The Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC), Hyderabad has released the hall tickets of candidates who have applied in response to notifications 10/2018, 11/2018, 17/2018 and 18/2018.
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