Free bus rides for 75-year-olds on 15 August: Here's how TSRTC is celebrating I-Day

These schemes are part of TSRTC’s Swatantra Bharata Vajrotsavam. Also, children born on 15 August will get free rides on TSRTC city buses until they reach 12 years of age.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  9 Aug 2022 10:14 AM GMT
Free bus rides for 75-year-olds on 15 August: Heres how TSRTC is celebrating I-Day

Hyderabad: To mark India's 75th Independence Day, the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) on 9 August announced that all people aged 75 years can avail of a free ride on 15 August. T-24 tickets, which cost Rs. 120 now, will be offered at Rs. 75 on Independence Day.

These schemes are part of TSRTC's Swatantra Bharata Vajrotsavam.

Also, children born on 15 August will get free rides on TSRTC city buses until they reach 12 years of age.

Passengers who avail of TTD packages will get Rs. 75 off between 16 and 21 August.

No fees will be charged on parcels and cargo weighing up to 1kg booked up to a distance of 75 kms.

The top 75 frequent travelers in the long-distance travel segment will be provided a free ticket on their next trip with TSRTC. Passengers using Pushpak Airport Service from the city to the airport will have to pay only 75% of the fare on 15 August.

Blood donation and health camps

Blood donation camps will be held on 18 August to collect 7,500 units of blood in TSRTC hospitals and 75 other locations.

Senior citizens (75 years and above) will receive free medical health check-ups and free medicine at TSRTC Hospital, Tarnaka, from 15 to 22 August. For other citizens below 75 years, a special health package for Rs. 750 will be offered with a further discount of 75% on medicine, TSRTC said.

I-Day celebrations

TSRTC will celebrate Independence Day for 12 days, from 9 to 21 August.

"The events planned will cover various aspects like celebrating the contributions made by India's freedom fighters, TSRTC's evolution from the pre-Independence period, its cultural heritage, and remembering those who contributed in the last 75 years," said TSRTC chairman Bajireddy Govardhan in a press note.

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