Jagan to merge RTC on Jan 1

Vijayawada: Yet another landmark decision of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will translate into reality with RTC coming into the fold of the State Government on January 1 with the merger.

The dream of 54,000 employees of APSRTC will come true with the sawn of 2020, Minister for Transport Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) said on Monday. 

Greeting the RTC staff on the occasion, the Minister said that the Chief Minister wanted to put an end to the travails of the Corporation employees during his padayatra before the Assembly elections. 

The minister said stern action would be taken against private bus operators who charge more during Sankranti festival. Complaints against such mischievous bus operators can be lodged on Tel No: 83098-87955.

With reference to criticism that even the RTC was increasing the fares during the festival, he said there would be no increase on regular buses, but it was being done only in the case of special buses that are likely to be plied during the season.

On the attack on some media persons during the farmers’ agitation, the minister said it was unfortunate that media persons themselves were not coming forward to condemn it. He said while the media creates ruckus over government decisions, it was unfortunate that it was not reacting to an attack on a woman journalist.

Patri Vasudevan

Patri Vasudevan, is a senior journalist, worked with both visual and print media. He has 22 years’ experience in journalism. He has expertise in war zone reporting. Covered LTTE stories in Sri Lanka, and Nandigram & Lalgarh are best assignments, during his stint with TV9 and Sakshi TV at New Delhi. Vasudevan also served Deccan Chronicle, and filed good number of political investigative stories. As an RTI activist, Vasudevan could able to elicit frauds in the banking sector, and wrote number of interesting stories on as to how parking funds are misused.

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