Hyderabad: The Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation, V.C.Sajjanar has issued a directive to the drivers to stop buses only at the bus stop kerbs, failing which action will be initiated against erring drivers.
Keeping in view that several complaints have been received from the public of improper stoppage of buses and picking up passengers in the middle of the road, he said, we received several complaints regarding TSRTC buses being stopped in the middle of the road leading to accidents. This kind of behaviour on part of the drivers is dangerous for both the boarding and alighting passengers and road users as well.
He directed the regional managers to instruct the divisional and depot managers of their respective regions to organise gate meetings and to address all drivers and educate them on the need to follow traffic rules strictly and stop buses near the kerb of bus stops but not in the middle of the road.
He also said that the non-adherence to the traffic rules and stoppage would be viewed seriously and disciplinary action would be instructed against the erring drivers in addition to recovering the penalty imposed by the police personnel.