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Hyderabad: The federal government of Telangana could hike the bus fares and electrical energy tariff to beat the losses because of the Covid-19 pandemic and enhance in gasoline costs.The proposals for revising the bus fares of Telangana State Highway Transport Company (TSRTC) and the electrical energy costs can be mentioned within the subsequent cupboard assembly.
This emerged after Chief Minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao reviewed the monetary place of state-owned transport physique and Telangana energy era and transmission companies.
In line with assertion launched from the chief minister’s workplace late Tuesday, the Cupboard at its subsequent assembly will focus on the proposals for growing bus fares and electrical energy tariff.KCR, because the chief minister is popularly identified, regretted that the TSRTC has as soon as once more slipped into losses and monetary disaster because of enhance within the value of petrol and diesel. He recalled that two years in the past sturdy measures had been initiated to the put the RTC again on observe and when it was about to be on the restoration path, Corona pandemic and enhance in petrol and diesel once more pushed it into losses.
The CM made it clear that the federal government would take all of the required measures to make the RTC stand by itself once more.
The officers knowledgeable the CM that since diesel value elevated by Rs 22 per litre within the final one and half years, RTC needed to bear an extra lack of Rs 550 crore. They mentioned together with the elevated diesel and petrol costs, the rise within the costs of tyres, tubes and different spare elements of the buses was additionally pushing RTC into losses. All these elevated prices are placing Rs 600 crore further burden on the Company, they mentioned.
The officers mentioned with Corona pandemic impression on one facet and the rise within the value of petrol, diesel and spare elements have doubled the opposed impression on the RTC monetary scenario. They identified that the Corona pandemic lockdown had resulted within the RTC dropping Rs 3,000 crore income.
In Hyderabad zone alone the losses had been about Rs 90 crore monthly, the officers defined to the CM. They mentioned 97 depots throughout the state had been additionally working into losses. In these troubled instances, there was no choice however to extend the bus ticket charges, transport minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar and RTC officers advised KCR.In addition they reminded the CM that the federal government had introduced within the Legislative Meeting in March 2020 that the RTC bus fares can be elevated but it surely didn’t implement the rise because of Corona pandemic.
They mentioned in addition to growing the bus fares, different sources of income have additionally to be explored. The CM mentioned that the federal government would take all of the required measures to assist the RTC and requested the officers involved to return out with a report and proposals to the following Cupboard. He mentioned the proposals can be mentioned within the Cupboard and choices can be taken.
The chief minister additionally had dialogue with vitality minister Jagadeesh Reddy and Telangana Technology Company and Transmission Company CMD Prabhakar Rao. They mentioned that like all different sectors, the electrical energy sector too is in heavy losses because of the Corona pandemic.
They mentioned that the electrical energy costs haven’t been elevated for the previous six years and there was no choice left however to extend them now to place the ability sector again on observe.
KCR mentioned that together with the RTC proposals, proposals for the electrical energy division would even be mentioned within the subsequent Cupboard and a call can be taken.