After about a two-month lockdown gap, RTC buses in Telangana started services today, except in Hyderabad.
People wearing masks and lugging luggage were seen running behind the buses as they started at various locations.
The buses started at 6 am with sanitizers and masks being used by the staff, and operating only at half their capacity.
Social distancing was being strictly followed and passengers were not permitted to stand in the buses.
Tickets were being issued based on the seating capacity and ensuring social distancing in the buses.
The TSRTC buses allowed include buses to Mahabubnagar, Nagarkurnool and Kollapur from Aaram Ghar near the Zoo Park; to Kalwakurthy and Achampet from the Pahadi Sharif area; to Suryapet, Nalgonda and Khammam from Hayathnagar; to Warangal from Uppal; to Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Kamareddy from the JBS; and to Vikarabad from the APPA junction.
The buses are allowed to run till 7 pm, or until one hour more if tickets have already been issued to passengers to reach their destinations that day.
Intra-state buses are being allowed to ply only from specified locations, and only to the districts (i. e. not to Hyderabad).
The police also allowed movement of people and vehicles by opening flyovers and removing checkposts.
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