Women can flag down, board Telangana RTC buses anywhere after 7:30 p.m.
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 7 (ANI): To ensure the safety of female passengers in the city, the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) ordered all bus drivers and conductors to stop the bus anywhere at the request of women after 7:30 p.m. .
According to a statement released Tuesday by the TSRTC, this call and boarding service which can be used to stop or get off buses not necessarily at bus stops was launched with the aim of providing better facilities for passengers and safe bus travel for women. the night.
Orders have been issued in this regard to all depot directors, bus drivers and drivers. If the bus driver or conductor does not follow the rules, passengers can contact the depot manager and file a complaint, TSRTC said.
He said if a female passenger is faced with an issue, she can complain to depot officials who will investigate the matter fully.
The TSRTC has also urged female passengers to use this service and travel safely.
Speaking to ANI, Ch Venkanna, regional manager of Hyderabad RTC, said: “Women now travel to various places for a living and sometimes have to depend on private transport for their trips, which can sometimes be dangerous. . Therefore, to make sure they get home safely. their place of work, RTC launched this service in 17 bus depots.
Strict instructions have been given to all drivers and drivers to implement this service, he added.
“This TSRTC initiative is a good one. It will be useful for female travelers and added that she will try to use this service,” said Keerti, a passenger.
RTC bus driver Suganda said she would make sure this service was implemented on her end and added that it would be useful for women like her who travel for work.
Telangana Mazdoor union general secretary Thomas Reddy said women face many problems getting to and from work and this service will make their journeys safer and faster. (ANI)