Transport Corporation

  • No plan to privatise Rajasthan roadways: PWD Minister August 2, 2014

    Rajasthan government sought to allay apprehension of Opposition on introduction of private bus operations on national highways, saying State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) will not be privatised nor there would be any retrenchment of employees in future. "Existing 21,500 employees should rest assured that their services will be well protected," PWD...
  • Price of diesel sold to bulk consumers cut by Rs 1.09 per litre July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Price of diesel sold to bulk consumers like Railways and State Transport Corporations on Tuesday was cut by Rs 1.09 per litre in line with falling international rates. However, diesel sold to retail consumers like cars and trucks have not been revised. Official sources said price of bulk diesel sold...
  • Supreme Court directs Bihar State Road Transport Corporation to deposit Rs 4.9 crore July 3, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Bihar government for not paying the dues of employees of Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) due to its fight with Jharkhand after bifurcation of the state and directed it to deposit Rs. 4.9 crore with its registry. The apex court expressed concern over...
  • Protests in Karnataka as bus fare hiked by 8 per cent May 5, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka BJP staged a protest against the state transport corporation, KSRTC (Karnataka Road Transport Corporation) after KSRTC hiked its bus fares by nearly eight per cent over the weekend on Monday. The KSRTC fare hike comes after the recent increase in bus fares of Bangalore's transport corporation, the...
  • Maharashtra: Court issues non-bailable warrant against Raj Thackeray May 2, 2014

    Aurangabad: A local court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray for not appearing before the court for a long time. The next hearing is scheduled on May 8, Thursday. According to the charges, MNS workers allegedly pelted stones at a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation...
  • Congress flays Raje government for withdrawal of bus fare concessions April 29, 2014

    Rajasthan Congress and BJMS on Tuesday flayed the Vasundhara Raje government for withdrawing fare concessions to women and senior citizens in the roadways buses going out of the state. RPCC spokesperson Archna Sharma and Kusum Saiwal of Bharatiya Janwadi Mahila Samiti alleged that the women and senior citizens were deprived of...
  • Vasundhara Raje flags off 10 night-shelter buses for pavement dwellers February 25, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday flagged off ten 'rain basera' buses with a view to provide night shelter to pavement dwellers. The buses will be stationed at public spots such as railway stations, bus stands and hospitals, Raje said in Jaipur. The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation has provided...
  • Telangana effect: Buses to Tirumala stopped for first time in four decades August 13, 2013

    Tirupati: For the first time in nearly four decades, buses going to the famous Hindu temple atop Tirumala Hills were stopped on Tuesday as transport employees joined the indefinite mass strike to protest the centre's decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. Over 1500 buses of state-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation...
  • Central government's bulk diesel pricing applicable in TN April 22, 2013

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday set aside a single Judge's recent order restraining oil marketing companies from charging higher price for diesel sold to state transport corporations in Tamil Nadu. Earlier, the High Court had restrained the Centre from charging higher diesel price from transport corporations in Tamil Nadu. The...
  • Have to bribe touts to get license: Delhi bus drivers April 8, 2013

    Four months after the Delhi gangrape triggered mass outrage and a series of promises by authorities, the dismal reality is that nothing has changed on the ground. Bus drivers still have to bribe touts to get a license. ...
  • Delhi gangrape: 4 months on, bus drivers still get fake licences April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Nothing has changed on the ground four months after the Delhi gangrape triggered mass outrage and a series of promises by authorities. CNN-IBN's sister channel IBN7 has conducted a special investigation showing that fake licences based on fake addresses are still being issued to bus drivers. The Delhi gangrape...
  • Centre appeals against HC stay on higher diesel price March 26, 2013

    Chennai: The Centre on Monday filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking to set aside a single Judge's recent order restraining oil marketing companies from charging higher price for diesel sold to state transport corporations in Tamil Nadu. The petition filed by the Petroleum Ministry contended the single...
  • Delhi: Home guard found sleeping on night bus, fired December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi home guard, who was found sleeping during his duty on a night bus, was on Sunday dismissed from service, while the driver of the vehicle was placed under suspension. The Delhi Transport Corporation bus was plying between Kashmere Gate to Najafgarh on route number 72 Saturday...
  • MIM withdraws support to Cong govt in Andhra Pradesh November 12, 2012

    Hyderabad: The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) on Monday withdrew support to the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh accusing the ruling party of high handedness on temple renovation issue at Old City area in Hyderabad. MIM has seven MLAs and one MP. Speaking to CNN-IBN, MIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi said, "We are disappointed...
  • K'taka: 8000 buses off roads, commuters in trouble September 13, 2012

    Bangalore: The strike called by workers of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metro Transport Corporation (BMTC) has stranded commuters in Bangalore and across Karnataka. Nearly 6000 buses plying in Bangalore and 8000 buses across the state are off the road on Thursday. KSRTC and BMTC employees are...
  • Himachal: 34 dead in Palampur bus mishap September 11, 2012

    Palampur: The toll in the bus accident near Malli on the Palampur-Ashapuri road near Palampur rose to 34 on Tuesday with authorities recovering 20 more bodies, police said. Five others, including two women and a child, were seriously injured in the mishap which took place when a Himachal Road Transport...
  • HIV positive driver sacked; Maharashtra to act June 5, 2012

    Pune: Maharashtra Health Minister Suresh Shetty has promised to look into the case of a bus driver who was sacked by the state transport corporation last month for being an HIV positive. He said, "It is unfortunate if it is true. I will speak to the transport secretary about the...
  • Few state-run buses return on Telangana roads October 11, 2011

    Hyderabad: A few buses on Tuesday returned on roads in parts of Telangana after 22 days as a section of employees of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) called off their strike. More buses were seen on the roads of Hyderabad and its twin city of Secunderabad. Except in Khammam,...
  • Violence in the Valley: Students, transport workers protest September 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Two separate incidents of violence broke out in Jammu and Srinagar on Tuesday forcing police to resort to lathicharge in an attempt at restoring normalcy. Five hundred employees of the Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation and their families were protesting the delay in the payment of their...
  • Truckers call off strike as talks successful January 13, 2009

    New Delhi: In a development that should bring relief to households and the corporate sector alike, Indian transporters called off their eight-day nationwide strike Monday after they agreed to the Government's proposal for a mechanism to address their grievances. The Government on Monday agreed to form a committee headed by Transport...
  • Truck strike enters 8th day, government scurries January 12, 2009

    New Delhi: The Centre has called a meeting of state transport ministers on Monday to deal with the situation arising out of the truckers' strike that entered the eighth day, hitting supplies of essential commodities in some regions. "The strike is on, the solution lies completely in the hands of the...
  • CPI-M urges Centre for talks with truckers January 11, 2009

    New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu unit of CPI-M on Sunday said the Centre should hold talks with the striking truck operators to end the agitation instead of taking stringent action against them. Condemning the Centre for invoking the National Security Act against the leaders of the agitating truck...
  • Truck' strike enters Day 7; Mumbai braces for crisis January 11, 2009

    Mumbai: Day seven of the nationwide strike called by truckers has brought the feuding parties none the closer. But even as there's no sign of the strike being called off, Transport secretary Brahm Dutt says the situation is improving. Assurances apart, reports from Maharashtra say householders there will feel the...
  • Day 3: HPCL withdraws from joining the truckers strike January 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Hindustan Petroleum officers have called off their plans to join in the strike. With both transporters and the government holding on to their stands, the truckers strike entered the third day on Wednesday. This after the government threatened to take serious punitive measures under Maintaining Essential Supplies Act...
  • Agreement allows pvt comml vehicles to ply across NCR October 15, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has struck an agreement with its neighbouring states that could facilitate free and easy travel of lakhs of commuters who travel in the National Capital Region (NCR), daily. Earlier on, commercial vehicles with their respective state’s permit could not ply across the borders of the neighbouring...
  • Bus falls into Narmada canal, 41 children die | In Pics April 16, 2008

    New Delhi: At least 44 people, mostly schoolchildren, died when their bus fell into a canal on the Narmada river in Bodeli near Vadodara early Wednesday. Early reports say that out of the 44 dead, there are 41 school children. Among the other casualties, driver of the bus, the conductor and...
  • Luxury buses to promote ‘non-existent’ Noida tourism September 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Residents of Delhi or the National Capital Region would agree that there is not much by way of sight seeing or tourism in Noida. But that hasn’t deterred the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation from bringing its open-top double decker bus to Noida. This, despite getting...
  • Bangalore transport dept takes bus to share market August 21, 2007

    Bangalore: With over 4,500 buses doing close to 9.5 lakh kilometres every day, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is one the most profitable government departments in Karnataka. However, the journey's only half done for the BMTC, which now plans to go public with the first ever IPO from a...
  • Delhi commuters to shell out more money June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Commuters in Delhi will have to shell out more money from next Tuesday. The state government is increasing bus, auto and taxi fares. But passengers are wondering whether the fare hike will mean better services? Travelling in Delhi follows one simple rule - survival of the fittest. Buses...
  • Delhi govt hikes bus, auto, taxi fare June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Public transport in the Capital is now going to cost you more. The Delhi government has revised taxis, auto and bus fares. The Cabinet notification has been forwarded to the Lt Governor of Delhi for approval. At a meeting of the state cabinet, the minimum fare for buses was...