Family left stranded after their vehicle assigned to Jagan's convoy; 2 RTA officials suspended

The incident occurred on Wednesday night when Vemula Srinivas and his family, who are from Vinukonda in Andhra Pradesh's Palnadu district, were on their way to Tirumala. The family, including two women and two children, was left stranded on the road in Ongole by the driver after he was called back by the RTA department.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  21 April 2022 1:25 PM GMT
Family left stranded after their vehicle assigned to Jagans convoy; 2 RTA officials suspended

Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government has suspended two officials from the RTA department after a family was left stranded in Ongole. The incident occurred after the Road Transport Authority (RTA) asked the driver to report immediately as the vehicle had been assigned to the CM's convoy. The driver abandoned the family midway.

The incident occurred on Wednesday night when Vemula Srinivas and his family, who are from Vinukonda in Andhra Pradesh's Palnadu district, were on their way to Tirumala. The family, including two women and two children, was left stranded on the road in Ongole by the driver after he was called back by the RTA department.


The issue came to light when the local media reported the incident. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy then ordered departmental action against the officials. "This kind of measure will not be tolerated especially when people are in trouble," Jagan said.

The RTA department issued orders for the suspension of RTA assistant motor vehicle inspector (AMVI) A. Sandhya and home guard P. Tirupati Reddy following the Chief Minister's orders.

The vehicle was assigned to the CM's convoy during his visit to Ongole on 22 April and was asked to report immediately.

Jagan directed the CMO officials to take departmental action against officials concerned and ordered that vehicles should not be taken forcefully for convoys, troubling the people.

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