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Hyderabad: Commuters bear the brunt

Published Aug 8, 2018, 12:45 am IST
Updated Aug 8, 2018, 4:01 am IST
RTCs buses
 RTCs buses

Hyderabad: Commuters faced the real heat as public transport was not functional in the city on Tuesday. Cabs offered services at high rate, due to lack of drivers because of the strike. Parents were forced to drop their kids to schools as even school vans participated in the strike.

Commuters travelling to Hyderabad airport paid double surge prices to reach the airport or to travel from the airport to the city as Pushpak buses were also not operating. Office-goers and college students, who mainly depend on autos and RTCs buses, were affected as there were very few buses running in the twin-cities. “Passengers were seen waiting and looking for an alternative transport to reach their respective destinations. However, many office-goers used their personal transport and Hyderabad Metro Rail to reach their respective places of work,” RTC union officials said. 

Mohammad Fazal, a commuter  travelling to Airport on Tuesday from Kondapur said: “It took me half-an-hour to get a cab for airport. Service providers informed that there were less drivers available due to the strike.  Generally, we pay Rs 500 to Rs 600 to reach airport but on Tuesday, we paid up to Rs 900 to Rs 1,000. 

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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