The Makara Sankranthi festival TSRTC was showered with cash. During the festival, thousands of people took buses to get back to their homes from the cities. The RTC has reported a combined revenue of Rs 107 crore during the festive season. This seems to have added some cash to the RTC’s weak balance sheet. RTC MD Sarjanaar showed his mark in this regard by not increasing the ticket prices like the governments usually do during every festive year.
In addition, according to the pre-plan, Telangana RTC has run about 4,000 special buses to the two Telugu states. About 55 lakh people traveled by additional buses during Sankranthi. The decision taken by APSRTC also went well with Telangana RTC.
The AP government has massively increased ticket prices during the festival. With this, travelers showed interest in traveling through the cheaper TSRTC. Not just now, even for Dasara only regular fares were charged. It operated 4,000 special bus services from 7 to 14 this month. 1000 buses to Andhra Pradesh and the remaining 3,000 buses to various parts of Telangana. 8600 buses have been serviced on Sankranthi days this week along with 4600 regular buses.
In all, the RTC said it had provided safe travel to more than 55 lakh passengers during the festive season. The RTC said that private travels, which also offer hefty rates, were also contributing to their profits