RTC launches 22 Sheetal buses

The State Road Transport Corporation on Thursday launched 22 Sheetal Air Conditioned buses on four routes to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad.

Talking to reporters after the launch, RTC Managing Director B Prasada Rao said that the Sheetal buses would provide affordable and comfortable journey to the passengers travelling to or from the international airport. The fare of these buses would be Rs 1.50 per kilometre.

Prasada Rao said that these 22 buses would be in addition to the 12 buses being operated on four routes from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad to the airport. Of them, 10 buses are Semi Low Floor (Metro Express) and the remaining two are Low Floor (Metro Deluxe).

The new buses will ply on Route No 901/251 between Secunderabad Station and Airport via Tarnaka, Uppal crossroads, LB Nagar crossroads, Gayathrinagar crossroads, Pisalbanda, Keshavagiri, Bandlaguda and Aramghar cross roads. Every day six buses will make 48 single trips with a frequency of 30 minutes.

Similarly, on Route No 49 M /251 between Secunderabad Station and Airport, six buses will make 48 single trips via Policelines, Punjagutta, Banjara Hills Road No 7, Masab Tank, Mehdipatnam, Hyderguda and Aramghar crossroads.

On Route No 200 between KPHB IV phase to Airport, five buses will make 60 single trips via Malasian Township, KPHB 3rd Phase, JNTU, Miyapur crossroads, Allwyn crossroads, Kothaguda crossroads, Gachibowli and Outer Ring Road.

Likewise, on Route No 6/251 between VST to Airport, five buses will make 60 trips via Barkatpura, Baghlingampally, Narayanaguda, Lakdikapul, Masab Tank, PVNR Express Way and Aramghar crossroads.

Prasada Rao requested the commuters to avail the transport facilties and patronise the services of APSRTC.