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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has stated that state buses are exempt from curfew restrictions staring from Thursday, May 28. The decision was announced after a meeting at Pragati Bhavan in Hyderabad.

State officials were quoted by ANI saying, "The RTC has incurred heavy losses due to the recent developments. When the problem was solved and when the situation is getting back to normal, the Corona issue came up. Though permission is given for some RTC buses to ply, due to the Curfew imposition, the buses are not playing to their full capacity. Every day RTC should get Rs 11 to 12 Crore income. During the summer and marriage season, the income should be Rs 15 Crore per day. Now, the income if only Rs 2 crore per day."

"The main reason for this low occupancy was the imposition of curfew in the nights. Passengers going to their destinations were not been able to reach before 7 PM. Since this is peak summer, passengers would like to travel either in the morning or during the nights. Since buses are plying only during the daytime, it is not proved useful to people," the officials added.
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