Due to this, there is a shortage of seats for men to sit in buses. Moreover, in Hyderabad RTC buses have separate seats for men and women.
TSRTC : “Let them sit in the seats reserved for women. “It is our tradition to respect women,” slogans used to be seen on RTC buses. But when the Congress came to power… it introduced a scheme called Mahalakshmi to provide free travel in buses especially for women. After that it was limited to only village light and express buses. Otherwise, what would have been the situation.. RTC buses have been jammed ever since free travel was made possible. Scenes of women fighting for seats in buses are also doing the rounds on social media. In the same order, there are also incidents where some men staged a dharna complaining that they were not getting a seat even though they had bought a ticket and were traveling in the bus. Recently there was an incident where a teacher sat in front of the RTC bus and protested. Amid all these developments, the incident in Hyderabad has become a topic of discussion across the state.
Ever since the launch of the Mahalakshmi scheme in Hyderabad, there is no room for even men to stand in the buses. In this process, some students took their pain to the attention of TSRTC MD Sajjanar. With this, he took a special initiative. After issuing orders, the authorities implemented that decision. RTC has started a special service especially for engineering students in Hyderabad area. RTC started the first student bus on the Ibrahimpatnam-LBnagar route. On this occasion, RTC officials said, “There are more engineering colleges in Ibrahimpatnam. Demands are coming from the students to arrange a special bus here.. The first bus starts at 8:30 in the morning. It will return by the same route at 4.30 pm,” he announced.
Ever since the Mahalakshmi scheme was launched, women have been using the bus facility more and more. It is known that before the implementation of this scheme, 31 percent more women are using the bus facility than after. Due to this, there is a shortage of seats for men to sit in buses. Moreover, in Hyderabad RTC buses have separate seats for men and women. In the wake of the previous incident, an iron fence was arranged up to the middle of the bus. From the front of the bus to the back of the conductor is reserved for women. After that the portion was allotted to men. After the Mahalakshmi scheme, majority of the passengers in the buses are women. Men are troubled by this. And the students studying in engineering colleges under LBnagar- Ibrahimpatnam are suffering due to Mahalakshmi scheme. On their demand, the RTC officials arranged a bus specially for the students. Currently, the matter related to the establishment of this bus has become a sensation throughout the state.