Hyderabad: The concessional bus pass holders of the students will have the facility of traveling in Express Buses of APSTRC with a combination ticket of Rs 7 for Metro Express in the City and with Rs 5 ticket for mofussil Express buses from March 25.
Announcing this at Media Point in the Legislative Assembly here, the Minister for Transport, Mr Bosta Satyanarayana, said that nearly 17 lakh students in the State have been provided concessional student bus passes of APSRTC. Presently, they have the facility to travel in the ordinary buses of RTC only. Positively reacting to the requests came form the parents, students and people’s organizations, the State government has decided to provide the facility to the students in express buses with combo ticket. To travel in the Express buses, the student’s pass holder should purchase combo ticket of Rs 7 for a trip for Metro express in the twin cities and Rs 5 combo ticket to travel in the express buses in rural areas, he added. The facility would be come to available form March 25, he added.
The Minister also felt that the results of the MLC elections of local bodies’ constituencies would have impact on all. Every political party would have its own policies and political interests. The people would decide the fate of those who enter into match fixing with opponents for selfish interests, he opined. (NSS)