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    ‘ As of now the automobiles will be run with just 60% tenancy’


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    ‘ Currently the lorries will be run with just 60% tenancy’

    Personal bus operators have chosen to resume services throughout the State, and some buses started plying on both mofussil and city routes in Tiruchi on Wednesday.

    Earlier this month, the Federation of Bus Operators Associations of Tamil Nadu had stated that the operators would not be able to resume services up until buses were allowed to operate to complete seating capability.

    Personal buses remained off the roadways even after the federal government permitted inter-district operations from September 7.

    ” We have chosen to begin operations gradually from Wednesday, and some of the buses have actually started plying in Tiruchi and other places,” D.R. Dharmaraj, secretary of the federation, told The Hindu

    About 4,500 private buses, all stage providers, have authorizations to operate on mofussil and city paths throughout the State, other than in a few districts such as Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur.

    ” Our buses have been off the roadways for five-and-a-half months. The moratorium period (on repayment of loans) has actually come to an end and we will have to pay the EMIs from this month and we need profits. The team have actually also lacked jobs,” he discussed.

    Mr. Dharmaraj stated private buses would start hitting the roads upon obtaining a certification from the Regional Transport Workplaces for the “laid-up duration” so that the credibility of insurance coverage of the cars might be extended for the duration when they were not in operation.

    ” The RTOs have actually started certifying the stoppage forms we had submitted with them for this purpose. When the certificates are provided, the cars will be back on roads,” he added.

    Mr. Dharmaraj stated currently, buses would be run with 60% tenancy.

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