Given increasing pollution levels and greater demand for cleaner, greener environment, taking the public transport to work, schools and colleges is a good idea. However, TSRTC issues a general, monthly pass at Rs 1200 to commuters. This can be used to travel all over the city. However, after feedback, TSRTC will soon be issuing passes based on the route that a commuter takes regularly.
Usually, many use private vehicles in the city, be it two-wheelers or four-wheelers. However, there are many who are now opting to take public transport as it conforms with their individual principles and for some, it is the cheapest way to commute long distances without the hassle of driving through busy roads.
The bus passes issued by the RTC are super convenient for school-going, college-going students and those working in various IT companies spread across greater Hyderabad and Hyderabad city. Of late, many have been complaining that they are being made to pay an additional amount thanks to the general pass. So, TSRTC has decided to revamp its bus pass system.
The passes will now be route-specific. The basic idea is to attract more and more people to use buses as a means of transportation. On the other hand, TSRTC will also get revenues as the number of commuters increases. Including those traveling to the outskirts for work and education, TSRTC has about 5 lakh commuters availing of their services.
With its new policy, TSRTC hopes that its revenues will increase along with an increase in the number of commuters.