Keeping the public convenience in mind, High Court didn’t take any harsh decision on both the Government and TSRTC and even insisted them to hold talks keeping the public in mind. But, the 27-day-long RTC strike has crippled public transportation enough in Telangana. With days passing, neither government nor RTC unions are stepping back thus complicating the issue with each day.
As KCR is looking to get the private buses on road as soon as possible, JAC, RTC leaders on the other sides looking for alternate ways to keep KCR under pressure. Amidst all these tense situations, Telangana state cabinet is going to convene an important meeting at 3 PM on Saturday to discuss and pass an order pertaining to the RTC strike. CM KCR is expected to make an announcement and the cabinet is likely to approve KCR's decision.
CM KCR is all set to make a crucial announcement on the RTC issue on 2nd November. As per reports, as per the government's plan, only 50 percent of RTC owned buses would run. While 30 percent should be hired buses, the remaining 20 percent buses should be private stage carriers.
TS government is planning to permit the Private Stage Carriers in 4000 to 5000 routes across the state including Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Apart from this, the government is also thinking about proposals to integrate road transport with Hyderabad Metro and how to use the services of Setwin buses.
Whatever the decision could be, KCR must keep one thing in mind that 48,000-plus employees and their families are at stake.