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AP Cabinet Approved APSRTC Merger

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AP Cabinet Approved APSRTC Merger

AP Cabinet Approved APSRTC Merger

AP Cabinet Approved APSRTC merger (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) with the government on Wednesday. The cabinet meeting, held by AP CM YS Jagan, accepted the proposal made by an experts’ panel.

All 52,000 employees of APSRTC will now become government employees in the Public Transport Department. Their retirement age will be increased to 60 years from the existing 58 years along with other government employees. The services of all contract employees in the corporation will continue and they will now be treated as the contract employees in the Transport Department. The merger of APSRTC with the government will put an additional annual burden of Rs 330 crore on the public wealth.

AP Transport Minister Perni Nani (Venkatramaiah) interacted with media after the cabinet meeting said that an ordinance will be issued for the merger and the entire process will be completed in three months. AP CM Jagan promised to merge the APSRTC with the state government during his election campaign.

Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is the state-owned road transport corporation in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Its headquarters is located at NTR Administrative Block of RTC House in Pandit Nehru bus station of Vijayawada.

APSRTC was formed on 11 January 1958 as per Road Transport Corporations Act 1950. Earlier, it was a part of Nizam State Rail and Road Transport Department. Consequent upon bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh state into Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, TSRTC is operated as a separate entity from 3 June 2015. APSRTC is working from Vijayawada (Pandit Nehru Bus Stand) as Headquarters for the state of Andhra Pradesh.

The APSRTC is in running in losses of Rs. 6,373 crore. The state government proposal was to run more electrical buses to control the losses.

In the cabinet meeting, the cabinet approved the new sand policy. The sand will be sold Rs 375 per ton and the public can book from online. A geo-tracking system will be implemented to enable the customers to track the truck assigned to deliver the sand. The cabinet also approved a scheme to provide Rs 10,000 annual financial assistance to those driving their own passenger autos and cars. 

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2 US Citizens Arrested For Flying Drone in Delhi

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2 US Citizens Arrested For Flying Drone

2 US Citizens Arrested For Flying Drone

Delhi Police arrested 2 US citizens arrested for flying drone near Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi as drones are banned in New Delhi. The US citizens have been identified as father and son, Peter James Lynn (65) and his son Guillaume Leadbetter Lynn (30). They came to India from the US on Saturday on a tourist visa. Both were taken into custody.

Police recovered a few photographs of the high-security Central Secretariat area captured through the drone camera. However, during their interrogation, they told police that they were working for an online portal and were recording the video for it. The two US citizens told police that they were unaware that the use of drones was banned in Delhi. Police said that the investigation  is going on 

 

 

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Viral Video Minutes Before Godavari Boat Tragedy

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Viral Video Minutes Before Godavari Boat Tragedy

A Viral Video Minutes Before Godavari Boat Tragedy, A Person on the boat captured the visuals of people enjoying the beautiful locations on their way to Papikondalu. This video has gone viral after the tragic incident.

The search operation has been continuing since Yesterday to trace the for missing people. Two NDRF Teams and Three State-Level Teams are taking part. Indian Navy’s Dip Divers Team, Two Navy Helicopters, and One ONGC Chopper were used in the search operation.

AP CM Jagan conducted an aerial survey at the boat drowned location. Later, He consoled the families of the boat accident victims. Telangana Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao also accompanied Jagan during this visit to the hospital.

 

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Kodela Siva Prasad Rao Committed Suicide And Died

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Kodela Siva Prasad Rao Committed Suicide

Kodela Siva Prasad Rao Committed Suicide

In a shocking incident, Andhra Pradesh Former Speaker and TDP Senior leader Kodela Siva Prasad Rao committed suicide. Kodela hanged himself self at his Hyderabad. He was taken immediately to Basavatarakam cancer hospital in Banjara Hills. Doctors tried to save Kodela but their efforts went in vain at last Kodela breathed his last at age 72.

Kodela Siva Prasada Rao was born in Kandlagunta, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India on 2 May 1947. Kodela is survived by wife Sasikala, daughter Vijaya Lakshmi, sons Sivaramakrishna, and Satyanarayana. Reasons behind Kodela’s suicide were unknown. Kodela lost to Ambati Rambabu from Sattenapally constituency in 2019 elections after that he was politically targetted by ruling YSRCP government. 

He faced severe criticism for keeping assembly furniture at his personal office later it was recovered. Recently Hero Honda dealership in Guntur district which belongs to Kodela was canceled by RTA authorities citing several reasons. This was shocking news for the TDP and its supporters. Kodela was a prominent and powerful leader in Palnadu region. 

Kodela Siva Prasad Rao served for five years as the Speaker of the first Andhra Pradesh Assembly from the year 2014. In his three-decade political career, he has served as a cabinet minister in N. T. Rama Rao and Nara Chandrababu Naidu governments, serving at various times as Home Minister, Health, Major Irrigation department, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, and Civil Supplies.

May his soul rests in peace.

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