It seems that division affect has clearly visible on APSRTC. People who travelled from AP to Hyderabad were reduced on each passing day. APSRTC is not willing to run its services with losses. APSRTC head office has received memorandums from various cities of the state request to reduce the services to Hyderabad.
Visakhapatnam region requests APSRTC officials to reduce the bus services to Hyderabad. Currently, two Garuda, two Garuda Plus, One Indra and 10 Super Luxury services run between Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad. There was 90% of Occupancy rate between Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad before the division of the state. That is reduced to 80% after the division of the state. RTC will incur losses if it runs with same occupancy rate.
Based on their request, APSRTC reduced 3 services out of 15 services between Vizag and Hyderabad. Visakhapatnam officials said that we decided to continue the services based on the demand. Earlier, there are number of the people that used to visit Minister’s offices and Secretariat. After the division of the state, Ministers and some departments moved to Vijayawada that reduced to visit Hyderabad.