The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) decided to run special buses in the wake of the Dussehra festival.
The APSRTC recently started bus services with 100 % seating capacity, after a 6 months halt.
The bus services in Andhra Pradesh were completely stopped since the 24th of March, since the first nationwide lockdown was imposed.
The Andhra Pradesh State bus services started from the 21st of May and the bus services in cities like Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam started in September.
In addition, bus services with 100 % seating capacity started from the 23rd of September.
The State Road Transport Corporation followed all kinds of norms and protocols of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.
Now, the APSRTC is looking forward to run additional buses during the Dussehra festival for those going to their villages.
The RTC hopes to regain losses with the first festive season coming after the Coronavirus effect and setting up bus services available to passengers.
In regard to this, the APSRTC would run buses on the long distance routes.
As many as 2,028 buses would likely to run on the long distances just as they did before the lockdown.
As part of this, advance ticket ‘reservation’ facilities would also be organised.
The APSRTC directed its concerned officials to increase the number of buses making reservations as per demand to cater to the passenger congestion.
The special bus services are expected to begin from the 15th of October till the 28th of October.
Stay tuned for further updates.