Tuesday, February 27, 2024

TSRTC gears up for Sammakka Sarakka Jatara

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Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) is making arrangements for the Sammakka-Sarakka Jatara in Medaram. TSRTC Managing Director VC Sajjanar has reviewed it two times. In 2022, around 20 lakh devotees used TSRTC buses. This year, TSRTC has estimated that around 30 lakh passengers would be visiting the shrine.
A TSRTC official said that after the implementation of the Mahalakshmi scheme, passenger traffic has increased in buses. In view of the huge rush to Medaram, for the first time, around 1,000 women constables will be deployed at the bus stops to prevent chain-snatching incidents and other illegal activities at the bus stops.
For a week, from February 18 to 25, TSRTC has planned to run 6,000 buses. There are five parking places that have been arranged for the buses. Out of the 6,000 buses, 1,500 private buses are likely to be deployed for the Jatara. The special buses would commute from 51 traffic-generating points.  The official mentioned that most of the passengers would come from the erstwhile Khammam, Warangal, Karimnagar and Adilabad districts. So in view of the traffic, TSRTC is preparing tents and water facility at the traffic points.  TSRTC is taking all measures for pilgrims to reach the Medaram Jatara safely. The corporation has already set up a temporary bus stand in an area of 55 acres in Medaram. Last time, it was 40 acres. There are 47 railings with a length of 7 km. In 2022, 40 queues were arranged.
Around 15,000 TSRTC employees would be deployed for the Medaram jatara. Accommodation work is underway for them. Approximately 10 teams will be working for maintenance, food, parking, boarding and other facilities.

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