Private operators make a killing, charge excess fares

  • | Wednesday | 9th October, 2019

A+ A-Hyderabad: With most of the 10,000 buses of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation staying off roads due to employees strike, private operators are making a killing by fleecing commuters,despite being warned against it. The state government had granted temporary permission to many private bus operators to run as stage carriers to help people travel during the festive season. “Some goods transport vehicles are also used to ferry people, taking advantage of the situation.Multipurpose Utility Vehicles, which carry people for shorter distances are charging double the price. The charges are now anywhere between Rs 800 to Rs 1000 from Hyderabad to Vijayawada as demand goes up. The usual charge is just about Rs 300, Murali Krishna, a businessman and regular commuter said.

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