There are about 2,850 buses in the Greater Hyderabad range. They take more than 20,000 trips a day. It is estimated that 25 lakh passengers are availing of the services of city buses. Currently, 60 percent of the buses are diverted to Medaram Jathara. The depots in the city have been linked with the joint Warangal district depots in view of the fair congestion. With this, the management of buses at the City Depot is currently under the supervision of the Warangal authorities.
This has led to a significant reduction in trips to the city. As a result, city buses are not available in a timely manner and students particularly are subject to severe difficulties. There are no buses to meet the demand of students to return home in the morning and evening while going to schools and colleges.
Greater has about 5 lakh student passes. More than 1.5 lakh students are going to schools on ordinary buses on free passes. Student bus passes, on the other hand, are valid only on ordinary buses. Their passes are not allowed on Metro Express and Metro Deluxe. Students complain that they have to pay fares in the metro due to the lack of ordinary buses. On the other hand, ordinary employees who commute on ordinary passes are also facing difficulties. Students are demanding that their bus passes be temporarily allowed on Pallevelugu and Metro buses until the end of the Jathara.