ADILABAD: Some Telangana Rashtra Samithi politicians and local body representatives have taken to travelling in RTC buses, inspired by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s exhortation to support the corporation. They are sharing pictures of themselves in RTC buses on social media.
The trend began after Mr Rao allowed RTC employees to rejoin duty and announced a series of benefits for them. The TRS contends that Mr Rao is trying to protect the RTC from being privatised.
A few days ago, Mandal Praja Parishad (MPP) member from Jainad, Marishetti Goverdhan, shared his photograph of travelling in an RTC bus from Jainad to Adilabad. Utnoor TRS leader Pandra Jaivanth did the same recently, travelling from Adilabad to Utnoor.Mr Jaivanth said he did it to boost the revenue of the RTC and help it cut its losses like Mr Rao had said. TRS leaders hoped that the people would follow.
TRS members are inviting their colleagues to travel in RTC buses. RTC staffers equated this to celebrities throwing a challenge on social media. But it would spread awareness among the people, an RTC employee said....