TSRTC opens new bus stand in Medaram
Hyderabad: For the benefit of the pilgrims, the chairman of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation, Baji Reddy Govardhan, inaugurated a bus stop at Medaram. The base camp, which is spread over 50 acres of land, has several facilities for passengers, including waiting areas, a 24×7 medical center with intensive care and drinking water.
The President was accompanied by Satyavathi Rathode, Minister of Tribal Welfare, Women and Children, and Erraballi Dayakar Rao, Minister of Panchayat Raj and Rural Water Supply.
Speaking on the occasion, Govardhan called on pilgrims to opt for TSRTC rather than private vehicles. Pilgrims will be able to use Medaram with the TSRTC application to find all information regarding bus timetables and reservations. He also pointed out that for the first time, TSRTC has taken the initiative to deliver prasadam to devotees who cannot go to Medaram. He also asked all employees, supervisors and officers to give the best service to the pilgrims and make this year’s jathra a great success.
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All arrangements are in place for Medaram jatara
All arrangements have been made for a hassle-free darshan from Sammakka Saralamma to Medaram in the district, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao said on Sunday. Along with Minister Satyvathi Rathod and others, he inspected the arrangements at Medaram.
“Following the instructions of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, we have secured all the arrangements for worshippers,” he said and added that the Chief Minister was ready to allocate more funds in addition to the Rs 75 crore allocated to jatara this year. Referring to the precautions taken to prevent Covid-19, he called on those suffering from flu and cough to seek immediate hospital care and added that they have also set up quarantine facilities for suspected patients.
Satyavathi Rathod said that water was released in the Jampanna vagu (stream) of Laknavaram to facilitate the holy bathing of devotees. “We have also taken measures to prevent drownings,” she added. Meanwhile, Ministers Errabelli Dayakar Rao, Satyavathi Rathod and TSRTC Chairman Bajireddy Goverdhan inaugurated a makeshift RTC bus station here on 50 acres of land. “A total of 12,000 RTC staff will carry out their duties. We will use 3,800 special buses for the Medaram jatara this year,” Bajireddy Goverdhan said.
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