The Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP,) on the 1st of November, approved the merging of the Andhra Pradesh State Transport Corporation (APSRTC) with the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
The merging of the APSRTC with the State Government was a long standing demand of the APSRTC employees, which was finally approved.
The decision to approve the merger came after a meeting of the Governing Council, which was chaired by N.V. Surendra Babu, the Vice Chairman and Managing Director (MD) of the APSRTC.
The meeting was held at the RTC House in Vijayawada on the evening of the 1st of November.
In addition, the Public Transport Department of Andhra Pradesh also approved the procedures for establishing a separate Transportation Department in Andhra Pradesh.
The Governing Council also cancelled a lease agreement, which was signed for the development of the RTC spaces at the old bus stands in Andhra Pradesh (AP.) The members also decided to manufacture 350 electric buses in the State.
After the announcement of the YSRCP Government about the development of the Transportation Department and the welfare initiative for the APSRTC employees, the YSRCP fulfilled another promise made by the Party during the election campaigns.
However, the approval of the merging of the APSRTC with the State Government could create chaos in Telangana amongst the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) workers.
In Telangana, the TSRTC workers are on an indefinite strike since the 5th of October, with a demand of merging the TSRTC with the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) led Government of Telangana.
The YSRCP would soon finish the merging of the APSRTC with the Andhra Pradesh Government.
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