Hi Friends, in this post you can find Pallevelugu Bus History
For Starters, Palleveugu is the ” ENTRY LEVEL ” / ” ORDINARY ” service operated by APSRTC / TSRTC in Andhrapradesh and Telangana. After an initial re branding as “new age ordinary” for a short period in 04-05, the service was again re branded as “PALLEVELUGU” meaning “Village Shine” if translated literally . Named Aptly Pallevelugu in Telugu, These Services Connect villages with nearest urban centers. for many villages these are the only mode of transport connecting them with the towns. While the corporation claims it connects all of the villages where there is a road there are more than 500 villages which are left un connected even when it is a fact that almost half of the corporation’s fleet strength is compromised of these ordinary services.
These buses are majorly built on Ashok Leyland Viking , TATA 1512/1510 and Eicher chassis by many private body builders and of course the corporation’s own body building unit at miyapur. While these are new ones, there are a lot of other services which end up as palle velugu . right from the top most category of super luxury to express, all of the services are rebuilt at zonal workshops and now in BBU. It has to be noted that while the built quality of BBU is superior, the build quality of zonal workshops is pathetic resulting in reduction pf body life .
These buses have always had 3X2 seating configuration, popular in village routes.There have always been two doors, one behind the front axle and one behind the rear axle. But recently it has been observed that , the rear door is leading to frequent accidents resulting in deaths and injuries and hence a few buses under a pilot project were rebuilt with wider middle doors by the BBU . after getting positive results. all of the new buses built after second half of 2014, are being built with Middle Door.
Late in 2013 and early 2014, there was a major re design exercise for the “PALLEVELUGU” class buses as all other services. There were a few new model pallevelugu buses built by different body builders. The new buses have middle doors and the livery has been re designed to suit the new body . It is still unclear when this change will be taken up at a large scale.
Also recently, the corporation’s employees have donated their one day salary to procure 22 of these beauties each alloted to one distict in two states. these are branded as RTC Velugu
We hope these GREEN and WHITE beauties serve all of the villages and RTC flourish and spread its wings to all of the corners of two states!
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