Despite the central government announcing the Unlock-4 which gave a nod for permissions free inter-state travelling, seems like things are still on brewing phase for neighbouring states Andhra and Telangana.
Amid the water war which still awaits for Jalashakti’s verdict, the two states are now at loggerheads over running inter-state bus services. While a series of talks between the states’ RTC authorities were learnt to end up with no clear resolution, the private travels are seen taking the cue of the situation overcharging the passengers.
Sources revealed that both the authorities are particular on taking ownership over operations on profitable routes, Vijayawada-Hyderabad sector in particular. It was learnt that Telangana is said to be adamant on monopolising it and Andhra Pradesh took no qualms to forgo.
However, the officials are positive about the next meeting which was scheduled to take place on Monday. Sources confirmed that AP transport minister Perni Venkataramaiah is keen over breaking the deadlock to ensure that the buses will the roads as soon as possible.
It is to the known knowledge that the agreement on running inter-state bus services as part of the AP Reorganization Act ended in June 2019.