I am a daily commuter of APSRTC- city bus service, staying at Shaikpet. There are a few problems which we, the residents of Shaikpet always face.
1)The numbr of direct buses towards KOTI, UPPAL& SECUNDERABAD is reduced resulting waste of time & money.
2)There is no time-table for the buses, nor that is being maintained. Many times buses will come in queue leaving the next half an hour or so without any bus.
3)All the buses are coming from places like Lingampally, BHEL, Pattancheru i.e. a long distance. With the result the buses will be very croded by the time it reaches Shaikpet.
4)No proper board of number & destination is displayed. Sometimes three different boards are found on the bus.
5)At times the staff is rude, careless & indiscent.
On March 17, 2008, I was travelling by Bus No.216U(running between HCU-Koti-Bus No.AP11z 1490). The bus came to Shaikpet bus stop by around 9.25 a.m., crowded as regular. I was standing near the second seat & my luggage was shared by a sitting co-passanger. By NMDC Bus stop, the conductor rushed ahead & stood putting his entire weight on me. When objected, he started shouting at me for standing there. He also advised me to travel by a taxi or private vehicle. Is such type of behaviour expected from a public servant?At least in future, can we expect more descency & better service from APSRTC staff?