Hyderabad: After a six months hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TRSRTC) buses, the main mode of transport for a majority of the people, started plying on the roads of Hyderabad and its twin Secunderabad from Friday.
The TSRTC authorities, to begin with, had resumed 25 per cent of its services in the twin cities as against the normal fleet of 2,900 buses belonging to various depots.
Only 650 buses were being operated on the city routes.
According to the TSRTC sources, the buses were being sanitized regularly and passengers were asked to maintain social distancing.
However, the occupancy was low because most people are still working from home and educational institutions remained shut.
A welcome feature was that the passengers were seen wearing masks in view of the prevailing pandemic.
The TSRTC had also resumed inter-state services to Karnataka and Maharashtra from today and its move followed the state government’s decision to resume city bus services.
It may be mentioned that the bus services were withdrawn on March 22 following the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.