Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) will run 3,845 special buses for pilgrims visiting the historical Medaram Jathara.
TSRTC has already set up boarding and alighting points on the Medaram grounds and 42 queue lines on nearly 50 acres of land. In the Karimnagar zone, buses will ply from Warangal, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Khammam, Karimnagar, Medak, and other districts as well. Centers will also be set up at different locations in Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts.
State transport minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar and TSRTC chairman Bajireddy Goverdhan on Monday held a review meeting in Bus Bhavan with TSRTC vice-chairman and managing director V.C Sajjanar and other officials to discuss the arrangements for the Medaram Jathara.
The minister directed the officials to ensure that the passengers do not face any difficulties and also to provide good food to the staff on duty as well as better accommodation facilities. Employees deployed to Medaram Jathara should be vaccinated with booster doses through a special drive, and provided hand sanitizers and masks, the minister told officials. All the buses must be fully sanitized at the time of departure, he said and reminded them of the need to set up medical camps. He also said that TSRTC should serve people without looking at profit or loss.
Meanwhile, Bajireddy Govardhan advised TSRTC officials to pay special attention to controlling traffic jams in coordination with the police department. He said the corporation shall take all possible steps in coordination with the government departments to provide better services.
Mr. Sajjanar said that 12,000 staff and 150 officers will be deployed for Medaram Jathara to make it successful. During the jathara, special control rooms will be set up at the respective bus stands with 50 CCTV cameras he said and added that online booking facility has been made available from MGBS and JBS in Hyderabad.