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1300 Telangana villages have no public transport bus facility

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

As many as 1,300 villages in do not have public bus facility and efforts are being made to provide them these services, Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy said today.

The is improving road connectivity on a largescale and the 1,300 villages would be connected by state-run Road Transport Corporation (RTC) buses, he said during a budget discussion.

According to data, there are 10,434 Villages and 8,695 Gram Panchayats in the state.

Reddy said the has initiated training programmes for drivers of RTC, the major public carrier in the State, to bring down the number of road accidents, he said.

He also said tenders would be floated for setting up of petrol pumps, proposed to be run in lands owned by RTC, which would generate additional to it.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 20:02 IST