Dwarka Thirumala Rao explained that 5,422 special buses were run for Sankranti from all parts of AP to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Amalapuram, Rajahmundry, Palakonda, Bhimavaram, Kanigiri, Gudivada, Macharla, Nellore, Chittoor, Pulivendula, Nandyala and Kadiri.
About 1,350 buses have been plying from Andhra Pradesh to Hyderabad so far. On January 17, the highest number of passengers was 36 lakh, costing Rs. 15.40 crore was the highest revenue.
The RTC said that as the holidays were extended to educational institutions in neighboring states till January 31, adequate buses would be arranged daily from all district centers to other states to cater to the needs of the commuters. However, Kovid explained that the number of passengers from Chennai and Bangalore has dropped drastically due to the third wave.
Dwarka Thirumala Rao said that as tracking facility was provided in all these buses, passengers would be safely transported to their destinations in a timely manner as per the Kovid rules, without any hassle through 24×7 call center services.