Steps sought to check illegal private AP transporters

Hyderabad:A�The Telangana State Government will take stringent measures against private transport vehicles of Andhra Pradesh coming into Telangana and eating its revenues, Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy said.

During the Question Hour, TRS member V Srinivas Goud raised the issue of AP private vehicles causing revenue loss to the State and sought some strong steps to prevent it. Stating that 2000 such vehicles from AP come to Telangana whereas only 200 go to AP, he sought to know what steps were being taken by the government to prevent huge revenue loss. He warned AP transporters of serious consequences.

Mahender Reddy promised to check the situation and said an inter-state meeting has to be held to sort out the issue. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao provided Rs 1000-crore financial assistance to the TSRTC to overcome the problems and improve services, the minister claimed. Mahender Reddy also said separate accounts are being maintained for two Telugu States in the RTC and efforts are on to increase the revenues through improving services at all levels. The government has decided to introduce 236 mini-buses to pick the people from their houses or nearby crossroads. -NSS

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