Withdraw hike of RTC bus charges: YSRCP



Press Release

Withdraw hike of
RTC bus charges: YSRCP

Hyderabad, September 25: Ahead of the State-wide dharnas against the
hike in RTC bus charges, YSR Congress Party has demanded the roll back of the
increased fares immediately and criticised the Government for taking
anti-people policies on a daily basis.

“We demand the State to roll back the hike in RTC bus charges which will
further burden the common man who has been a victim of spiralling costs of
essential commodities and badly affecting the living standards,’ Party
spokesperson, Vasireddy Padma told reporters here on Tuesday.

Though the burden on RTC through the hike in diesel prices has been only
Rs 350 crores, the State Government has shown its true colours by increasing
the charges to mop up Rs 900 crores. This reflects the indifferent attitude of
the State towards people’s welfare, she said.

“We appeal to all sections of the society to cooperate in making the
September 26 dharna a success to highlight the failure of State Government
which has waited for the assembly to be
adjourned to impose surcharge on power bills and hike the bus charges,” she

The Government was in a hurry and the decisions were taken in dead of
the night and such nocturnal activity is unwarranted as there are many
alternative methods in which the hike could have been averted, she said.

These decisions go against the 2009 poll promise of YSR that there will
be no taxes for the next five years, she said adding that the State has been
taking anti-people decisions on a day-to-day basis showing scant respect to
people’s sentiments and opposition parties protests. 

People are
angry with the Government and there has been a multiple range of protests
during the past three years after the death of YSR and the governance has
been at the lowest ebb, she said.



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