There have been more twists and turns in the TSRTC strike so far and here comes the conclusion form the Telangana CM’s Office that KCR is ready for a single signature which is enough to bring in 7000 private buses on the roads. All stopping him to do so is the final judgment on the RTC strike, which is pending in the Telangana High Court.
Once the court issues its judgment, KCR will go his way, the aggressive way. From the government sources, it is being heard that KCR is in no mood to prolong this issue and to trouble the public anymore. Hence, 3000-4000 private services are likely to get permits in the first phase. Regarding the same, KCR might call the cabinet in the next couple of days and a resolution (Bill) will get placed before the council of ministers.
This bill will fall in the lines of the new Motor Vehicle (MV) Act, which the central government recently introduced. As per this act, a state government has the authority to permit private travels in their region. If this happens TSRTC will get declared as Non-Performing Asset (NPA) and the government will have all the rights to take a call on the transport service.
On the other side, RTC management is in deep crisis with this strike. KCR is very aware of this and it even encourages him not to give up on his stubbornness. This resulted in revenue drop and the fuel stations that fill diesel in buses are demanding payment. They might also stop supplying diesel if the partial amount of payment is not made. Even, RTC management has roped in temporary drivers, the public is showing no interested in the hiked ticket prices.
We don’t know how this is going to an end but the future of RTC is surely going to mess up if KCR determines to pass the new Motor Vehicle (MV) Act.