Andhra Pradesh transport minister Perni Nani today said that the state-owned RTC buses of Telangana and AP would be operated only till the borders of the respective states.
He said that all possible steps were being taken to to ensure the availability of an adequate number of buses at the borders of the states for further travel.
Addressing the media in Amaravathi, Nani said that the situation had arisen due to the discussions with the authorities of Telangana not reaching fruition yet. He said that AP natives who had settled down in Hyderabad were waiting to return to their native places to celebrate Dasara with their families, and that though the APSRTC had prepared to make the necessary transport arrangements, it couldn't due to the ongoing lack of any any agreement with the Telangana government.
He added that the APSRTC authorities had requested the TSRTC authorities to operate buses till the AP border at least, as a temporary solution.
He said that the APSRTC had kept its buses ready for those who reached the border, at Panchalingala, Garikapadu, Wadapally, Pylon, Jeelugumalli and Kallugudem in Kurnool district.
He also said that the APSRTC had restored bus services to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
He said that the APSRTC and the TSRTC would once again hold discussions on Tuesday.