KCR clarifies ‘no merger of RTC with govt’

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Hyderabad, Oct 7: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday night made it clear that under any circumstances, RTC would not be merged with the government and we did not have any talks with those who went on strike.

In the backdrop of RTC strike, which entered second-day today, a high-level review meeting held with the Ministers and officials at Pragati Bhavan here, Mr Rao announced that a totally new beginning would be made for the first time in the history of RTC.

As part of this, RTC should be turned into a profit making organisations and for the existence of the RTC certain actions and measures are necessary. The CM said,"RTC is incurring losses to the tune of Rs 12,00 crore and has Rs 5,000 Crore debts coupled with the ever rising the diesel prices."

When RTC is under such a bad situation, there is no question of having any compromise with those resorting to unlawful strike that too during the festival season, he said and adding those who have committed grave mistake. The CM also said that the government was of the firm opinion that there should a permanent end to blackmail tactics, indiscipline and actions that often create headaches. UNI