RTC skilled panel to debate merger, ‘inexperienced’ makeover


The skilled committee constituted to review the merger of the AP State Highway Transport Company (APSRTC) with the federal government will meet for the primary time on Wednesday (June 26) to look into two predominant elements – the modalities of the merger and the problems involved with remodeling it right into a ‘inexperienced’ company.

“We’ll look into the difficulties being confronted by the company and the explanation why employees need the merger,” C. Anjaneya Reddy, Chairman of the committee, instructed The Hindu on Sunday.

‘Subsidy burden’

The committee members – Principal Secretary, Transport and Roads and Buildings T.M. Krishna Babu, APSRTC Vice-Chairman and Managing Director N.V. Surendra Babu and some others – will delve deep into the problems that may assist them resolve if the general public transport physique must be allowed to proceed as an autonomous establishment or must be throughout the authorities, functioning like another division. “We will even contemplate the subsidies issue. Why is transport being subsidised to varied sectors by the cash-strapped organisation. Efforts must be made to cut back the ‘subsidy burden’ on it,” stated Mr. Reddy, explaining: “For example, if the municipal staff are availing themselves of RTC passes, then the municipal company ought to subsidise it and never the RTC.” The committee will deal with efficient measures to rework the RTC into a contemporary, viable company so it could actually run by itself. “It’s crucial to convey down the operational prices, ” he stated.


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