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2008

COMMITTEE REPORT ON
RESTRUCTURING OF ROUTES
OF A.P.S.R.T.C. IN WEST
GODAVARI REGION

D.Sivaprasad DM/NSP
M.Nageswara rao DM/TNK
B.Tagoor varma DM/BVRM
A.P.S.R.T.C
6/5/2008
CONTENTS
1 MANDATE 3
2 INTRODUCTION 4
3 OBJECTIVE 6
4 METHODOLOGY 6
5 ELURU DEPOT 8
6 JANGAREDDYGUDEM DEPOT 19
7 TADEPALLIGUDEM DEPOT 27
8 BHIMBAVARAM DEPOT 37
9 NARSAPURAM DEPOT 45
10 TANUKU DEPOT 51
11 DISCUSSIONS & CONCLUSIONS 56

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MANDATE
Constitution of regional committee for study and
recommendations for restructuring the schedules operated
by the depots of west godavariregion.
Members of the committee
1. Sri D.S.Prasada rao depot manager Narsapuram
2. Sri M.nageswarao depot manager Tanuku
3. Sri B.Tagoor varma depot manager Bhimavaram
OBJECTIVES:
1 .Eliminate unnatural routes
2.Extend routes (change of origin and destination) to
increase catchment and productivity
3. Equitable distribution of schedules in all depots
4. With out involving increase of buses or crew.
5. Reduce unremunerative opearation.
With the above guidelines in view, the committee should
complete the study and submit its report on or before 10th
june 2008.

Eluru Regional manager

13th may 2008 APSRTC

West Godavari

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INTRODUCTION
West Godavari is a coastal district in Andhra Pradesh in India. The headquarters is located at Eluru.
The district had a population of 3,803,517 of which 9.74% were urban as of 2001.

The district is in the delta region of the Krishna and Godavari rivers. Khammam District lies to the
north, East Godavari District to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the south, and Krishna District to the
west.

West Godavari District has richly cultivated land and major crops are rice,sugarcane,coconut and to
some extent tobacco. Cotton barrage built on River Godavari at Dhavaleswaram channelling two
canals, in which one canal is passing through west godavari and making the whole delta area
irrigated. Above that aqua culture is also practiced in the District. The economy of the district is agri
based and industry available in the region is also accordingly agri related industries. Rice mills, Oil
Mills, Sugar mills, Paper mills are quite in number. Andhra Sugars in Tanuku is famous sugar factory
in Andhra. Above that there are Jute mills in Eluru. Vendra paper mills in Bhimavaram, Foods,
fertilizers & fats in Tadepalligudem are a few to note.
West Godavari region in A.P.S.R.T.C has 6 operating depots and 2 closed depots. They are Eluru,
Jangareddygudem, Tadepalligudem, Bhimavaram, Tanuku, and Narsapuram. The location of these
depots can be seen in figure no.1.

FIGURE 1LOCATION OF DEPOTS IN WEST GODAVARI REGION

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The performance of west Godavari region for the last decade can be seen in table no.1. It is
observed that 2 depots were reduced in the year 2006-07 owing to severe continuous losses. There
is no reduction in the number of buses or kilometres even after reduction of number of depots.

TABLE 1PERFORMANCE OF WEST GODAVARI REGION IN LAST DECADE

SL. UNI 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005- 2006- 2007-
NO PARAMETER T -98 -99 -00 -01 -02 -03 -04 -05 06 07 08
1 depots no 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6
2 no of routes no 313 317 326 337 315 305 312 274 250 226 226
fleet
held(31st
3 march) no 614 616 642 642 631 632 641 650 623 601 599
lakh 664. 674. 706. 668.8 711.2 741. 752.4 750.5 746.9 770.2
4 kilometers s 63 36 31 710.7 9 9 56 8 5 6 8
traffic rs.la 6051 6185 7150 7855. 7332. 8148. 8465 8764. 9193. 1005 1078
5 earnings khs .77 .25 .43 85 36 52 .78 37 01 2.78 4.89
10.1 11.4
6 E.P.K rs 9.11 9.17 2 11.05 10.96 11.46 2 11.65 12.25 13.46 14
vehi.utilisatio
7 n kms 306 300 313 311 293 310 315 321 323 338 351
8 O.R % 70 67 67 63 61 63 58 58 61 62 65
9 E.P.B rs 2787 2751 3166 3433 3209 3555 3597 3740 3954 4552 4919
10 Cancellations % 4.03 4.71 2.6 3.88 8.11 2.54 2.75 2.8 3.62 2.39 2.95
11 employees no 4108 4095 4008 3915 3733 3622 3716 3607 3450 3318 3096
12 SBR on sch no 7.35 7.5 7.13 6.79 6.58 6.36 6.5 6.3 6.29 6.1 6.18
13 SBR on HELD no 6.74 6.86 6.54 6.36 6.22 6.01 6.06 5.8 5.81 5.68 5.82
crew
14 utilisation kms 124 122 129 130 125 137 138 144 146 156 162
employee
15 prodcty kms 44 44 46 46 45 50 51 54 55 59 61
rs.la 6343 6437 7480 8172. 7894. 8690. 9063 9449. 1021 1146 1204
16 gross income khs .34 .62 .07 11 84 57 .99 72 1.27 5.01 2.94
- - - - - - - - - - -
rs.la 550. 831. 865. 1011. 1432. 1283. 1316 1635. 1429. 1410. 734.4
17 profit loss khs 12 31 99 81 59 65 .7 19 34 9 6
10.5 12.2
18 gross EPK rs 9.54 9.55 9 11.5 11.8 12.22 2 12.56 13.61 15.35 15.63
10.3 10.7 11.8
19 gross CPK rs 7 8 2 12.92 13.94 14.02 14 14.73 15.51 17.24 16.59
profit/loss in
20 paise rs -0.83 -1.23 -1.23 -1.42 -2.14 -1.8 -1.78 -2.17 -1.9 -1.89 -0.96

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OBJECTIVE
A committee has been constituted with 3 depot managers namely, DM/Narsapuram,
DM/Bhimavaram, DM/Tanuku, to study on the restructuring of the routes in the west Godavari
regions, with the following objectives.

1 . Eliminate unnatural routes

2. Extend routes (change of origin and destination) to increase catchment and productivity

3. Equitable distribution of schedules in all depots

4. without involving increase of buses or crew.

5. Reduce unremunerative opearation.

With the above objectives the committee has worked, given the following report.

METHODOLOGY
The committee has been assembled on 13th may 2008 in Eluru with regional manager, Dy ctm, and
other three depot managers of the region and discussed broadly on the areas where , restructuring
has to be done.

Committee assembled on 19th may, 22nd may, 28th may and 3rd june 2008 and collected following
information from all depots.

1. Plan of operation of may 2008


2. ABCD statement of april 2008
3. Service wise and route wise performance of depot of 2007-08
4. 141 book.
5. Route map of depot.

Based on the above primary information on routes, services, and their performance, discussions
were carried out in the committee and a draft was prepared by 6th june 2008.

A meeting was conducted on 10th June 2008 with all depot managers of the region to discuss on the
draft and necessary modifications was carried out and final report was submitted to regional
manager on 12th June 2008.

Report consists of depot wise tasks to be carried out, in improving vehicle productivity, crew
productivity and depot wise results of the changes is summarized .

In some cases, schedules of the proposals were drawn to show the flow, running times and nature of
schedule. Timings can be modified at depot level as the proposed schedules may clash with existing
timings of other buses.

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Changes in RTC schedules necessitate a change in timings of hire schedules. In the rescheduling
exercise, all hire schedules were not taken into account, as the procedure for change of route, kms is
not possible at regional level.

Following tableno.2 summarizes depot wise buses held and schedule kilometers in the month of
may 2008.

TABLE 2DEPOT WISE SUMMARY OF BUSES HELD AND KILOMETERS AS ON MAY 2008

SL.N DEPOT RTC HIRE TOTAL FLEET TOTAL 141 VU ON


O SCH SCH SCH HELD KMS HELD
1 ELURU 98 32 130 136 49704 365
2 JANGAREDDY 55 22 77 81 29942 370
GUDEM
3 TADEPALLI 76 27 103 108 38688 358
GUDEM
4 BHIMAVARAM 75 28 103 108 39574 366
5 NARSAPURAM 65 23 88 93 34966 376
6 TANUKU 53 14 67 71 27633 389
REGION 422 146 568 597 220507 369

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ELURU DEPOT

Eluru is a munucipal corporation and the headquarters of West Godavari district and has a
population of 1,89,772 (agglomeration 215,343] (2001 census). Eluru is situated on the
national highway connecting Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam. Eluru was earlier called
Helapuri and has a rich cultural and political history. Kolleru a big fresh water lake is found
near Eluru.

in the year 1925, West Godavari District was formed with Eluru as its Headquarters and all
the district offices and regional offices were set up in Eluru town. The government of
Andhra Pradesh recently upgraded Eluru municipality as a municipal corporation.
It is known for its well established educational institutes like C.R.Reddy College. It is the hub
for the paddy, tobacco, coconut exports to all other parts of the state. It is well known for
the carpets and incense sticks (Agarbatti ) exports to all over the country.

The city is situated at a distance of 61 km North East of Vijayawada, on the National


Highway 5 .Eluru is situated at a distance of 98 km from Narsapur, 74 km from Tanuku,65
km from Bhimavaram, 55 km from Jangareddy gudem and 55 km from Tadepalligudem.

The broad gauge railway line on the East Cost connecting Madras and Kolkata passes
through the city. East India Commercial Co. Ltd's Jute Industry is one of the major industries
in Eluru Town. Close to 10,000 people are dependent on this industry.
Important places of tourist interest include, historical monuments of vengi, kolleru lake,
Dwarakathirumala (Chinna Tirupathi), and The rockcut caves of Guntupalli.
Eluru depot is established in the year 1960. Now it has 98 RTC buses and 32 hire buses. The
plan of operation route wise is given in table no.3
TABLE 3PLAN OF OPERATION OF ELURU DEPOT AS ON MAY 2008

SNO RTE TYP BUS KMS COND DRIV VU CCP DCP


1 BHEL SL 2 728 4 364 182
2 ECIL SL 4 1492 8 373 187
3 JBS SL 2 690 4 345 173
4 KPHB-KMM SL 2 1470 6 735 245
5 BHEL-KKT SL 2 824 4 412 206
6 BHEL-RPM SL 2 788 4 394 197
7 DTL-BHEL SL 2 888 4 444 222
8 THIRUPATHI PS 2 914 3 457 305
9 VJA NON STOP DLX 3 1464 6 488 244
10 BHDRACHALAM EX 2 1140 5 5 570 228 228
11 VJA NON STOP EX 5 2440 14 488 174
12 CHINTHALAPUDI PE 1 452 1 452 452
13 VJA NON STOP PE 11 5006 455
14 AGKM-MMPM PO 1 300 1 300 300
15 DTL-BMDL PO 3 960 6 320 160

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SNO RTE TYP BUS KMS COND DRIV VU CCP DCP
16 GUDIPADU PO 1 304 2 304 152
17 SIVAPAURAM PO 1 302 1 302 302
18 DTL-VJA PO 3 1224 6 408 204
19 RAJAMUNDRY PO 3 1152 6 384 192
20 MACHILIPATNAM PO 2 660 2 330 330
21 T.NARSAPURAM PO 1 316 2 316 158
22 PALAKOL PO 2 704 4 352 176
23 RANGAPURAM PO 1 342 2 342 171
24 SATHUPALLY-VIA SETTI PO 1 348 2 348 174
25 K.KANNAPURAM PV 1 328 2 2 328 164 164
26 VANGUR-J.PURAM PV 1 372 2 2 372 186 186
27 MACHILIPATNAM PV 3 990 3 3 330 330 330
28 ASWARAOPETA PV 4 1340 8 8 335 168 168
29 CHINTHALAPUDI-GOKAVRAM PV 1 292 1 1 292 292 292
30 ANNAPUNENIVARIGUDEM PV 1 334 2 2 334 167 167
31 CHINTHALAPUDI PV 3 936 3 3 312 312 312
32 CHPD-YERRAMPALLY PV 1 352 2 2 352 176 176
33 DTL-BMDL PV 2 680 4 4 340 170 170
34 DTL-DENDULUR PV 4 1304 8 8 326 163 163
35 DTL-GGKUNTA PV 1 380 2 2 380 190 190
36 DTL-MNPL PV 1 340 2 2 340 170 170
37 DTL-MONDUR PV 1 328 2 2 328 164 164
38 DTL-DUBHACHARLA PV 1 364 2 2 364 182 182
39 GOGUNTA PV 1 294 2 2 294 147 147
40 GUDIVADA PV 2 744 4 4 372 186 186
41 KONIJERLA PV 1 312 1 1 312 312 312
42 KUDARAVALLI-VJA PV 1 354 2 2 354 177 177
43 KOYYALAGUDEM PV 1 340 2 2 340 170 170
44 NAIDUGUDEM PV 1 288 1 1 288 288 288
45 NARASANNAPALEM PV 1 322 2 2 322 161 161
46 PALAKOL PV 3 1056 6 6 352 176 176
47 PATHIKOLLALANKA PV 1 310 2 2 310 155 155
48 DTL-MTM PV 1 320 1 1 320 320 320
49 POTHUNUR PV 2 552 4 4 276 138 138
50 PYDICHINTHAPADU PV 1 304 2 2 304 152 152
51 POLAVARAM-CHINTHALAPUDI PV 1 360 2 2 360 180 180
52 RAVULAPALEM PV 3 1248 6 6 416 208 208
53 RAJAMUNDRY PV 12 4674 24 24 390 195 195
54 SAGIPADU PV 1 308 1 1 308 308 308
55 SATHUPALLY VIA SITHA PV 2 688 4 4 344 172 172
56 SATHUPALLY VIA G.B GUDEM PV 3 984 6 6 328 164 164
57 T.GOKAVARAM PV 1 298 1 1 298 298 298
58 VIJAYAWADA PV 5 2028 10 10 406 203 203
59 RANGAPURAM PV 1 342 2 2 342 171 171
60 K.R.PALEM PV 1 330 2 2 330 165 165
ELURU 130 49704 173 189 382

Following tasks are proposed for Eluru depot for implementation.

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TASK.1.ELR OPERATION OF IDLE SUPER LUXURY BUSES ON ROUTE VIJAYAWADA
AS NON STOP SERVICES.

Eluru depot has 16 RTC super luxury schedules to Hyderabad. All are operating as night by
night services except 2 buses. So it makes 7 buses idle at depot every day. It is proposed to
transfer 2 schedules to Jangareddygudem discussed in TASK.19.ELR. So 6 buses will be idle
at depot.

Now it is proposed to utilize these buses in 2 different routes.


1. ELURU –VIJAYAWADA nonstop super luxury with TIMS.

2. ELURU –JANAGREDDY GUDEM super luxury with TIMS.


In the first route 3 day out will be operated with 6 singles each gives 1098 kms. Permissible
over time may be granted.

In the second route, 2 buses will be proposed with 4 single trips to Jangareddygudem as 2
stop service in morning peak. If the performance is encouraging, one additional round trip
may be added with permissible over time. Numbers of representations are there to operate
fast services in between Eluru and Jangareddygudem. So this task will satisfy this need. If
the performance is not satisfactory in this proposed route, these buses will also be operated
on Vijayawada nonstop route duly saving one express or deluxe bus.

Only 5 buses are proposed for operation. One idle bus is kept in depot as spare for
preventive maintenance.

This task increases 1538 kms without increase in buses. It requires, 5 additional drivers.
TASK.2.ELR INCREASING CREW PRODUCTIVITY IN ELR-VJA NON STOP DELUXE
SERVICES.
The running time between Eluru and Vijayawada is 1hour 20 minutes for non stop services.
Crew is permitted to operate 2 round trips as day out service. This gives only 6hours of duty
hours making 2 unused hours at the disposal of crew. Now it is proposed to increase one
round trip in deluxe route, in 3 buses. This gives an increase of 366 kilometers.

Change over at Vijayawada for the driver or 2+3 format of day out duties can be planned
after discussing with unions.

It is proposed only for deluxe type of non stop services as the waiting time for loading the
bus is less because of less number of seats.

TASK.3.ELR SAVING OF ONE BUS IN VIJAYAWADA –NON STOP ROUTE.

At present 73 round trips are present, addition of 12 round trips through exercises in
TASK.1.ELR and TASK.2.ELR will result in number of round trips increased to 85. So it is

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proposed to reduce one RTC express bus with 4 round trips. This makes a total of 81 round
trips in this route.

TASK.4.ELR INCREASING 2 ROUND TRIPS IN ASWARAOPETA ROUTE WITH IN 4


BUSES

In Aswaraopeta route, each bus operates 4 singles between Eluru – Aswaraopeta. The route
length is 84kms. This makes a vehicle utilization of 336. Out of 4 buses, one bus makes night
out at Aswaraopeta and another at Dammapeta which is having similar route length. Total
duty hours come to 6.45 hours. Running time given is 2 hours 45 minutes.
Now it is proposed to operate, these 4 buses as 2 pairs with alternative night maintenance
schedules. Each bus makes 5 singles in a day and makes 10 singles in 2 days. One day it
makes night out at Aswaraopeta/Dammapeta and 2nd day it makes incoming to the depot.
This gives additional kilometers of 336(in 4 buses ) in this route with the existing buses. The
total duty hours comes to 7.30hrs when treated as a 4 day link duty.

The proposed schedules are here under.


TABLE 4PROPOSED ASWARAOPETA SCHEDULES OF ELURU DEPOT

2BUSES 2BUSES
ELR 5.45 7.15
ASPT 8.30 10.00
9.00 10.30
ELR 11.45 13.15
12.15 13.30
ASPT 15.00 16.15
15.30 16.30
ELR 18.15 19.15
19.00 19.45
ASPT 21.45 DAMMAPETA22.30
5.30 6.30
ELR 8.15 9.15
8.45 9.45
ASPT 11.30 12.30
11.45 13.00
ELR 14.30 15.45
14.45 16.00
ASPT 17.30 18.45
17.45 19.00

ELR 20.30 21.45

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TASK.5.ELR MAKE ALL CHINTHALAPUDI SINGLE CREW TO DOUBLE CREW .

3 buses operating in this route makes 3 round trips every day. VU is 312 kms. For crew all 3
buses are single crew duties with 3 hours over time.
Now it is proposed to operate all these buses as double crew schedules, as the performance
of the route is above Rs.14.00. in order to compensate increase in crew requirement, single
crew duties were proposed in some other needy routes, mentioned in TASK.9,10,11 and 12
of Eluru depot.
TABLE 5 PROPOSED CHINTHALAPUDI SCHEDULES OF ELURU DEPOT

ELR 5.20 6.00 6.40

CHPD 6.50 7.30 8.10


7.15 7.55 8.35
ELR 8.45 9.25 10.05
9.20 10.00 10.40
CHPD 10.50 11.30 12.10
11.15 11.55 12.35
ELR 12.45 13.25 14.05
13.20 14.00 14.40
CHPD 14.50 15.30 16.10
15.15 15.55 16.35
ELR 16.45 17.25 18.05
17.20 18.00 18.40
CHPD 18.50 19.30 20.10
19.15 19.55 20.35

ELR 20.45 21.25 22.05

The exercise increases 3 round trips in between Eluru and Chinthalapudi and kms increases
by 312. 1hr 30 min running time is adopted which can be changed depending on the route
condition.
TASK.6.ELR REDUCTION OF RUNNING TIME IN SATHUPALLY ROUTE.

At present the running time between Eluru and Sathupally is 2hrs 50 mintues the route
length is 86kms via sithanagaram and 82kms via gurubatlagudem. In both the routes,
revision of running times is needed as the road condition is excellent.
It is proposed to adopt 35kms per hour running time in this route and 2hrs 35min can be
given. Similarly Sathupally depot also has to change their running times.

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TASK.7.ELR INCREASE ONE ROUND TRIP PER 2 BUSES IN SATHUPALLY GB
GUDEM AND SITHANAGARAM ROUTES.

Similar to exercise in TASK.4.ELR, existing Sathupally schedules can be relooked. Each bus
can be operated 5 singles a day. This gives one round trip increase in this route per 2 buses.
A total of 2 round trips increase can be seen per 4 buses.

As the route is inter zonal and reciprocal operation is existing it is advised to discuss these
schedules with the depot/regional authorities of Khammam region and saving of a bus can
be planned on either side besides increasing vehicle and crew productivity.
The proposed schedules are given here under.
TABLE 6 PROPOSED SATHUPALLY SCHEDULES OF ELURU DEPOT

ELR 5.00 6.30


SPL 7.35 9.00
8.00 9.30

ELR 10.35 12.00


11.00 12.45
SPL 13.35 15.15
14.00 16.00

ELR 16.35 18.30


17.00 20.15
SPL 19.35 22.45
5.00 6.15

ELR 7.35 8.45


8.00 9.15
SPL 10.35 11.45
11.00 12.15
ELR 13.35 14.45
14.00 15.30
SPL 16.35 18.00
17.00 18.15
ELR 19.35 20.45

TASK.8.ELR SAVE ONE BUS IN CHINTHALAPUDI SECTOR.


With the above exercises in Aswaraopeta, Sathupally and Chinthalapudi routes, whole
sector faces an increase of 7 round trips in between Eluru and Chinthalapudi. Hence it is
proposed to reduce one bus in Sathupally via Gurubatlagudem route.

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It is advised to appraise the same to Sathupally depot, ask them to carry out similar exercise
and save one bus in this route, besides increase in trips.

TASK.9.ELR MAKE VANGUR –JAGANADHAPURAM SCHEDULE –SINGLE CREW


It is proposed to cancel existing round trip to Dwarakathirumala and kilometers would be
292. It can be converted as a single crew schedule with eligible over time payment.

TASK.10.ELR MAKE T.NARSAPURAM SCHEDULES AS SINGLE CREW

This hire bus schedule can be directly converted as a single crew schedule by adopting
30kms per hour running times. The road condition is good in this route. Relevant over time
may be paid.
TASK.11.ELR MAKE GUDIPADU SCHEDULE AS SINGLE CREW.

This hire bus schedule is operated as a night out service. On review of star documents it is
revealed that the number of passengers in the night trip is very low. Hence it is proposed to
operate it as a day out schedule with relevant over time.

TASK.12.ELR MAKE NARASANNA PALEM SCHEDULE SINGLE CREW.

The schedule kilometers of this schedules is 322. There is one trip going to Lingapalem via
Rangapuram. This trip can be curtailed up to Rangapuram and slight adjustments in timings
without affecting the interest of student passengers; this can be made as a single crew
schedule with 302 vehicle utilization.

TASK.13.ELR INCREASE 1 ROUND TRIP IN DTL-BHIMADOLU ROUTE.

At present 2 buses are operating in this route with 4 round trips each. The vehicle utilization
is only 320kms. The route course is very good and running time is only 1hr 20min. daily 5
round trips can be operated with a vu of 400kms.

TASK.14.ELR CHANGE 3 HIRE BUSES ON ROUTE DTL-B TO DTL-DENDULUR AND


INCREASE RTC BUSES ON THIS ROUTE AND SAVE ONE BUS.
In the same route (Dwaraka thirumala via Bhimadolu) 3 hire buses are also under operation.
As it is not possible to increase 80 kms in hire bus, It is proposed to change the route course
of this services from Bhimadolu to Dendulur, which is of same route length through sanction
from competent authority.
This makes us to shift 3 RTC buses in the route dwaraka thirumala(dendulur) to bhimadolu
route and viceversa. It is not possible to increase one round trip in dendulur route as the
running time given is 1hr 30minutes.

On processing a case to head office for getting sanction to change the via of the operation
only, this task can be handled. But due to this 3 round trips to Dwaraka thirumala can be
increased without increase in buses.

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At present 20 round trips are operating with 5 buses. Now 20 round trips can be operated
with only 4 buses. So one bus can be saved.

TASK.15.ELR TRANSFER GUDIVADA SCHEDULES TO TADEPALLIGUDEM.


2 buses are operated to Gudivada with 4 round trips each. Route length is 45kms from old
bus stand/Eluru. Now it is proposed to operate these trips from Tadepalligudem with 4
buses. The route length would be 97kms. The vehicle utilization will increase from 360 kms
to 388kms.
The proposed schedules are given here under.
TABLE 7 PROPOSED SCHEDULES OF TADEPALLIGUDEM -GUDIWADA WITH 4 BUSES

TPG 06.30 07.15 10.45 12.15


ELR 08.05 08.50 12.20 13.50
08.15 09.00 12.30 14.00

GDV 09.45 10.30 14.00 15.30


10.20 11.00 14.40 16.00

ELR 11.50 12.30 16.00 17.30


12.00 12.35 16.15 17.35

TPG 13.35 14.05 17.50 19.10


TPG 14.30 16.15 20.00 21.00

ELR 16.05 17.50 21.35 22.35


16.15 18.00 05.00 05.30

GDV 17.45 19.30 06.30 07.00


18.30 20.00 06.45 07.20

ELR 20.00 21.30 08.15 08.50


20.05 21.30 08.25 08.55

TPG 21.40 23.05 10.00 10.30

TASK.16.ELR TRANSFER OF PALAKOL SCHEDULES TO NARSAPURAM.

Much justification is not necessary in transferring these schedules from Eluru to


Narsapuram depot. It is only 10kms from Palakollu to Narsapuram. It would be natural if
Narsapuram operates these services which will increase vehicle utilization from 352 to 392
kms.

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TASK.17.ELR INCREASE BUSES IN RAVULAPALEM ROUTE BY WITH DRAWING AT
TANUKU AND TADEPALLIGUDEM.

Similar to the task above, it would be natural, to operate Ravulapalem services from Eluru
depot, instead of operating from Tanuku or from Tadepalligudem. So it is proposed to shift
all RTC services on route Ravulapalem of the region to Eluru depot. At present 4 buses are
present in both Tadepalligudem and Tanuku depots each.

This will make 11 buses in Eluru – Ravulapalem route to Eluru depot. There is no change in
vehicle utilization.
A separate exercise has to be done in drawing a revised flow in this sector which has
operation of Eluru, Ravulapalem depots as Eluru-Ravulapalem route, Tadepalligudem depot
as tpg-vijayawada, tpg-gudivada, tpg-eluru and Tanuku depot as Tanuku-Eluru route.

TASK.18.ELR TRANSFER VIJAYAWADA ORDINARY SCHEDULES TO


TADEPALLIGUDEM DEPOT.

Eluru depot is operating 5 buses on route, Eluru – Vijayawada as palle velugu type. In
addition to this, Eluru depot is operating 6 more round trips in the name of
Dwarakathirumala - Vijayawada , and Vijayawada region is operating 7 buses with 3 rounds
each.

Eluru depot also operates 2 more round trips in kudaravalli – Vijayawada making 17 round
trips from Eluru to Vijayawada.

Now it is proposed to operate these 17 round trips with 9 buses from Tadepalligudem depot
as Tadepalligudem to Vijayawada. The route length is 66kms from Eluru to Vijayawada. The
distance from Tadepalligudem to Vijayawada via Eluru is 118kms.

As the whole route length is 4 lane express way, 35kms per hour running time can be
adopted and schedules can be implemented at Tadepalligudem. But this requires 9 buses. 5
buses will be transferred from this route. Another bus is proposed to cancel in Eluru is
kudaravalli – Vijayawada. So another 3 buses has to be pooled from the saved buses in
Tadepalligudem depot.
TASK.19.ELR TRANSFER 2 SUPER LUXURY BUSES TO JANGAREDDYGUDEM DEPOT
TO OPERATE VIA DWARAKA THIRUMALA.
At present Eluru depot is operating one Hyderabad service from Dwarakathirumala. For this
bus has to go to Dwarakathirumala in both up and down trips which makes 80kms un
remunerative.

This can be avoided if we transfer these schedules to Jangareddygudem and operate via
borrampalem x roads, kamavarapukota, Dwarakathirumala, bhimadolu, Eluru to Hyderabad.

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The same authorized ticket booking agents can handle reservation activity in this route. This
makes no un remunerative operation.

TASK.20.ELR CLUB PATHIKOLLALANKA AND PYDICHINTHAPADU SCHEDULES AND


SAVE ONE BUS.

Pathikollalanka and pydichinthapadu services have common destination to


pydichinthapadu with 2 different route courses. As the performance of both the buses is
low, it is proposed to operate necessary trips in one bus only and save one bus.
TASK.21.ELR TRANFER KUDARAVALLI-VJA TO TADEPALLIGUDEM DEPOT.

There are 2 obligatory trips present in kudaravalli-vijayawada bus. They are to kudaravalli. It
is proposed to operate these trips in naidugudem schedule and this bus can be saved and
transferred to Tadepalligudem depot to operate in Vijayawada route.

After completing all the above said tasks, the schedules in the Eluru depot would be 121
and schedule kilometers would be 49590. There will be a reduction of 29 conductor duties
and 26 driver duties and 9 buses in Eluru depot when compared to the existing position.

The route wise details of proposed operation is given in table no.


SNO RTE TYP BUS KMS COND DRIV VU CCP DCP
1 BHEL SL 2 728 4 364 182
2 ECIL SL 4 1492 8 373 187
3 JBS SL 2 690 4 345 173
4 KPHB-KMM SL 2 1470 6 735 245
5 BHEL-KKT SL 2 824 4 412 206
6 BHEL-RPM SL 2 788 4 394 197
7 VIJAYAWADA-non stop SL 0 1098 3 366
8 JANGAREDDYGUDEM SL 0 440 2 220
9 THIRUPATHI PS 2 914 3 457 305
10 VJA NON STOP DLX 3 1830 6 610 305
11 BHDRACHALAM EX 2 1140 5 5 570 228 228
12 VJA NON STOP EX 4 1952 14 489 209
13 CHINTHALAPUDI PE 1 452 1 452 452
14 VJA NON STOP PE 11 5006 447
15 AGKM-MMPM PO 1 300 1 300 300
16 DTL-DENDULUR PO 3 960 6 320 160
17 GUDIPADU PO 1 304 1 304 304
18 SIVAPAURAM PO 1 302 1 302 302
19 DTL-VJA PO 3 1224 6 408 204
20 RAJAMUNDRY PO 3 1152 6 384 192
21 MACHILIPATNAM PO 2 660 2 330 330
22 T.NARSAPURAM PO 1 316 1 316 316
23 PALAKOL PO 2 704 4 352 176
24 RANGAPURAM PO 1 342 2 342 171
25 SATHUPALLY-VIA SETTI PO 1 348 2 348 174
26 K.KANNAPURAM PV 1 328 2 2 328 164 164

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SNO RTE TYP BUS KMS COND DRIV VU CCP DCP
27 VANGUR-J.PURAM PV 1 292 1 1 292 292 292
28 MACHILIPATNAM PV 3 990 3 3 330 330 330
29 ASWARAOPETA PV 4 1676 8 8 419 210 210
30 CHINTHALAPUDI-GOKAVRAM PV 1 292 1 1 292 292 292
31 ANNAPUNENIVARIGUDEM PV 1 334 2 2 334 167 167
32 CHINTHALAPUDI PV 3 1248 6 6 416 208 208
33 CHPD-YERRAMPALLY PV 1 352 2 2 352 176 176
34 DTL-BMDL PV 4 1600 8 8 400 200 200
35 DTL-DENDULUR PV 1 344 2 2 344 172 172
36 DTL-GGKUNTA PV 1 380 2 2 380 190 190
37 DTL-MNPL PV 1 340 2 2 340 170 170
38 DTL-MONDUR PV 1 328 2 2 328 164 164
39 DTL-DUBHACHARLA PV 1 364 2 2 364 182 182
40 GOGUNTA PV 1 294 2 2 294 147 147
41 KONIJERLA PV 1 312 1 1 312 312 312
43 KOYYALAGUDEM PV 1 340 2 2 340 170 170
44 NAIDUGUDEM PV 1 288 1 1 288 288 288
45 NARASANNAPALEM PV 1 302 1 1 302 302 302
46 PATHIKOLLALANKA PV 1 310 2 2 310 155 155
47 DTL-MTM PV 1 320 1 1 320 320 320
48 POTHUNUR PV 2 552 4 4 276 138 138
49 POLAVARAM-CHINTHALAPUDI PV 1 360 2 2 360 180 180
50 RAVULAPALEM PV 11 4576 6 6 416 763 763
51 RAJAMUNDRY PV 12 4674 24 24 390 195 195
52 SAGIPADU PV 1 308 1 1 308 308 308
53 SATHUPALLY VIA SITHA PV 2 860 4 4 430 215 215
54 SATHUPALLY VIA G.B GUDEM PV 2 820 4 4 410 205 205
55 T.GOKAVARAM PV 1 298 1 1 298 298 298
56 RANGAPURAM PV 1 342 2 2 342 171 171
57 K.R.PALEM PV 1 330 2 2 330 165 165
121 49590 144 163 410

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JANGAREDDIGUDEM DEPOT

Jangareddygudem is one of the economic centers of the district, and it is a major


panchayath in the upland area. The famous Hanuman temple known as Maddi Anjaneya-
swami temple where lord Hanuman resides in a 'Maddi' tree is 6 km away from
Jangareddigudem.
It is well connected from Eluru (HQ of West Godavari District), Rajahmundry and Khammam
through APSRTCbuses. There is no railway connection to this town.

Important tourist places sorruounding jangareddigudem are,

1. Yerrakaluva Project 7 km from Jangareddi Gudem


2. Gokula Thirumala parijathagiri (Lord Venkateswara temple)
3. Gubbalamagamma Temple 40 km from JRG here
4. Doramamidi Dam (JALLERU JALASAYAM) 20 km from JRG here
5. Guntupalli guhalu Buddhist place nearly 30 km from jrg
6. Kovvada Project near by 50 km here
7. Pattisam a famous place of Lord Shiva, 50 km from here

Jangareddygudem depot is established in the year 1983. At present it has 55 RTC buses and
22 hire buses.Table no: shows the existing plan of operation and resource allocation in various
routes and productivity thereof.
TABLE 8PLAN OF OPRATION OF JANGAREDDYGUDEM AS ON MAY 2008

SNO RTE TYP BUS KMS COND DRIV VU CCP DCP


1 KOYYALAGUDEM -BHEL SL 2 814 0 4 407 204
2 BUTTAIAH GUDEM-BHEL SL 4 1596 0 8 399 200
3 VIJAYAWADA EX 5 2360 10 10 472 236 236
4 VIJAYAWADA PE 3 1416 6 0 472 236
5 ELURU EX 2 880 4 4 440 220 220
6 ELURU PE 2 880 4 0 440 220
7 NIDADAVOLU PV 4 1440 8 8 360 180 180
8 BVRM/PALAKOL PV 2 796 4 4 398 199 199
9 BVRM/PALAKOL PO 1 352 2 0 352 176
10 ASPT-BTGM-RJY PV 1 362 2 2 362 181 181
11 CHINTHALAPUDI-B PV 1 360 2 2 360 180 180
12 CHINTAHALAPUDI-PUTREPU PO 1 360 2 0 360 180
13 DORAMAMIDI PV 2 654 4 4 327 164 164
14 ELURU/ASWARAOPETA PV 3 1158 6 6 386 193 193
15 ELURU PV 3 1320 6 6 440 220 220
16 ELURU PO 3 1320 6 0 440 220
17 POLAVARAM PV 1 288 1 1 288 288 288
18 ELURU-POLAVARAM PO 2 864 4 0 432 216

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SNO RTE TYP BUS KMS COND DRIV VU CCP DCP
19 ANTERVEDIGUDEM PV 1 328 2 2 328 164 164
20 REDDI GANAPAVARAM PV 1 280 1 1 280 280 280
21 DHARMAJI GUDEM PV 1 366 2 2 366 183 183
22 RAJAMUNDRY -THALLA PUDI PV 5 1832 10 10 366 183 183
23 TADEPALLI GUDEM PV 4 1760 8 8 440 220 220
24 TADEPALLI GUDEM PO 2 880 4 0 440 220
25 NARSAPURAM-IRAGAVARAM PV 1 298 1 1 298 298 298
26 ASPT-NARSAPURAM PO 1 350 2 0 350 175
27 GUDDI GUDEM-GOPALAPURAM PV 1 310 1 1 310 310 310
28 CHINTHALAPUDI-RAJAMUNDRY PV 2 620 2 2 310 310 310
29 ASPT-RAJUMUNDRY -DEVARAPALLY PV 7 2558 13 13 365 197 197
30 ASPT-RAJUMUNDRY -DEVARAPALLY PO 5 1860 10 372 186
31 RAMPALEM-RAJAMUNDRY PV 1 330 2 2 330 165 165
32 SIVAGIRI PV 1 342 2 2 342 171 171
33 ANKANNAGUDEM PO 1 300 2 300 150
34 DWARAKTHITUMALA-KP-VP PO 1 308 2 308 154
JANGAREDDYGUDEM 77 29942 135 103 389
Following are the proposals to implement in Jangareddygudem, so that its overall performance will
be improved.

TASK.1.JRG :OPERATION OF SUPER LUXURIES IDLE AT DEPOT IN DAY TIME TO


VIJAYAWADA

Jangareddygudem depot is operating 3 super luxury services to Hyderabad as night by night


services with 6 buses, making 3 buses idle at depot. Now it is proposed to utilize these idle
buses to operate on route Vijayawada as 3 individual day out duties with TIMS and with
super luxury fare.

Present EPK of Vijayawada route is Rs. 19.86 (for april2008).This will improve schedule
kilometers by 708 kms.It requires 3 additional driver duties. Proposed schedules are given
in table no.9.
TABLE 9 PROPOSED SCHEDULES OF JRG - VJA WITH SUPER LUXURY BUSES

ARR DEP ARR DEP ARR DEP


JRG 08:45 07:45 09:45
ELR 10:15 10:30 09:15 09:30 11:15 11:30
VJA 12:00 12:30 11:00 11:15 13:00 13:30
ELR 14:00 14:15 12:30 12:45 15:00 15:15
JRG 15:45 14:15 16:45
for 1900 bhel for 2000 btg-bhel for 2030 btg-bhel
TASK.2.JRG INTRODUCTION OF NEW EXPRESS ROUTE JANGAREDDY GUDEM –
ELURU-BHIMAVARAM

The route length between Jangareddygudem and Eluru is 55 kms. The distance between
Eluru and Bhimavaram is 65 kms. At present Narsapuram is operating 25 express round

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trips between Bhimavaram and Eluru, Jangareddygudem is operating express services to
Eluru and Vijayawada via Eluru. Still these 2 routes are highly potential and needs to be
augmented. Hence a new route has been carved between Bhimavaram and
Jangareddygudem with a route length of 120kms, which is aptly suitable for express
operation.

It is proposed to operate, this route by both Jangareddygudem and Bhimavaram depots


with 2 express buses each, duly saving 2 palle velugu buses in each depot. Details of saving
of buses are discussed in TASK.5.JRG, and TASK.7.JRG. This gives a VU of 480 per bus and
expected EPK is 16.00

Proposed schedules are as follows.


TABLE 10 PROPOSED SCHEDULES OF BHIMAVARAM JANGAREDDYGUDEM EXPRESS SERVICES.

JANGAREDDYGUDEM DEPOT BHIMAVARAM DEPOT SCHDEULES


SCHEDULES
ARR DEP ARR DEP ARR DEP ARR DEP
JRG 05:15 06:15 BVRM 05:15 06:15
ELR 06:45 06:50 07:45 07:50 ELR 07:00 07:15 08:00 08:15
BVRM 08:35 08:50 09:35 09:50 JRG 08:45 09:15 09:45 10:15
ELR 10:35 10:45 11:35 11:45 ELR 10:45 11:00 11:45 11:50
JRG 12:15 13:15 13:15 14:15 BVRM 12:30 13:45 13:35 14:45
ELR 14:45 15:00 15:45 16:00 ELR 15:30 15:45 16:30 16:45
BVRM 16:45 17:00 17:45 18:00 JRG 17:15 17:45 18:15 18:45
ELR 18:45 18:50 19:45 19:50 ELR 19:15 19:20 20:15 20:20
JRG 20:20 21:20 BVRM 21:05 22:05
The above schedules are proposed with out clash of timings with the existing schedules of
nsp-eluru or jrg-eluru or jrg-vijayawada.

TASK.3.JRG RESTRUCTURING JANGAREDDYGUDEM-BHIMAVARAM-PALAKOL


FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE

At present, 2 RTC schedules are under operation to Bhimavaram as palle velugu type. Each
bus operates one round trip to Bhimavaram and one round trip to Palakollu making 398 VU.

Now it is proposed to operate this route with buses making 5 round trips to Bhimavaram
with alternative night maintenance schedules. This gives 440VU. There is no change in
requirement of crew.Proposed schedules are as follows.
TABLE 11 MODIFIED SCHEDULES OF JANAGAREDDYGUDEM -BHIMAVARAM PALLEVELUGU SERVICES

ARR DEP
JRG 05:00 1 DUTY D/O
BVRM 07:45 08:00
JRG 10:45

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ARR DEP
11:30 2 DUTIES N/O
BVRM 14:15 14:30
JRG 17:15 18:00
BVRM 20:45 05:30
JRG 08:15
09:00 1 DUTY D/O
BVRM 11:45 12:00
JRG 14:45 15:00
BVRM 17:45 18:00
JRG 20:45
The timings of hire bus operated on this route has to be adjusted, so that clash of timings
will be avoided.

TASK.4.JRG REMOVING ASWARAOPETA TRIPS IN ASPETA-ELURU AND OPERATE


SOLELY TO ELURU.

At present 3 buses are operated as Aswaraopeta -Eluru. Each bus makes 3 round trips to
Eluru and 1 round trip to Aswaraopeta. Existing VU is 386. As the route Eluru is highly
potential and needs few more trips, it is proposed to operate as 4 round trips to Eluru duly
having change over’s at Jangareddygudem. This makes 440VU.

Change in buses and trips are as follows.


TABLE 12 CHANGE OF TRIPS IN JRG - ASWARAOPETA - ELURU ROUTE

PRESENT PROPOSED
BUSES 9 9
R.TRIPS TO ELURU 33 36
R.TRIPS TO AS.PETA 3 0
TASK.5.JRG CANCELLING NARSAPURAM –IRAGAVARAM SCHEDULE

It is proposed to cancel the Narsapuram – Iragavaram schedules as it is low paying , low


productive and non obligatory.

The saved bus will be used to implement TASK.2.JRG.

TASK.6.JRG REDUCTION RUNNINGTIME IN JANGAREDDYGUDEM TO ELURU

At present the running time provided for a single trip between Jangareddygudem to Eluru is
110minutes. The route length is 55 kms. The road condition has been improved a lot and
road over bridge is under construction in Eluru makes travel smooth. Hence it is proposed to
reduce running time from 110 minutes to 105 minutes.

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TASK.7.JRG CANCELLING POLAVARAM –SINGLE CREW SCHEDULE

Jangareddygudem depot is operating 2 schedules to Polavaram - Eluru and one single crew
schedule to Polavaram. This schedule can be cancelled and saved bus can be utilized as
Bhimavaram express service.(see TASK.2.JRG for further details)

TASK.8.JRG MAKE ASPETA –RAJAMUNDRY VIA BTGM AS SINGLE CREW

At present this schedule has 2 single trips of aspeta-rajamundry(btgm), 2 singles of jrg-


aspeta, 2 singles of jrg-kamayyapalem. Sch kms are 362. This schedule can be converted as
single crew schedule duly cancelling kamayyapalem trips. Vu comes to 292kms.

TASK.9.JRG RESTRUCTURING ASPETA-RAJAMUNDRY(DEVARAPALLY) ROUTE


MAKING 3 DIFFERENT ROUTES

This route has 8 buses(includes one hire bus) and operation particulars in round trips are
mentioned below
TABLE 13 EXISTING OPERATIONAL TRIPS UNDER JRG - RJY P.V. ROUTE

BUSES ELURU ASPETA RJY(DEV’PLY) Kamyy’plm Gubbisammdi Puli’gudem


4 8 8
1 1 2 1
1 2 2
1 2 2
1 1 1 1
8 1 10 15 2 1 2
For the 8 buses with the above operation total kilometers comes to 2932. Now it is
proposed to operate 4 buses exclusively with 3 round trips to rajamundry(390vu). One bus
recently converted to hire bus operates as Rajamundry –aswaraopeta with a VU of 372.
Exclusive Aswaraopeta route has to be made with 2 buses operating 7 round trips(392vu).
One bus exclusively operate to village routes like kamayyapalem, gubbisamamidi, and
puliramannagudem. This schedule can be planned as a single crew also.

TASK.10.JRG REDUCTION OF RUNNING TIME IN RAJAMUNDRY – DEVARAPALLI


ROUTE AND IN ASWARAOPETA.

The route between Jangareddygudem and Rajamundry via Devarapally is 65kms. Running
time given is 130minutes. The road condition is very good with widened bi-lane formation
and 35kms per hour pattern can be adopted here. So it is proposed to reduce running time
to 120 minutes for this route.

Similarly Aswaraopeta – Jangareddygudem route is state high way and running time can be
reduced. At present 60 minutes are provided for 28kms. This can be reduced to 50 minutes.

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TASK.11.JRG MAKING ALTERNATIVE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES FOR
RAJAMUNDRY-THALLAPUDI AND SAVING ONE BUS

At present depot is operating 5 buses on this route. Each bus is making 2 round trips to
Rajamundry and one trip to Aswaraopeta. In order to make it natural, it is proposed to
operate the route with 4 buses exclusively as 2 pairs with alternative night maintenance
schedules. This yields, 10 round trips equal to previous operation and saves one bus.

Saved bus will be used in TASK.12.JRG, as express schedule.

TASK.12.JRG INTRODUCTION OF NEW EXPRESS ROUTE ASWARAOPETA –JRG-


RAJAMUNDRY WITH 4 BUSES.

Route length between, Jangareddygudem and Rajamundry via devaraplly is 65kms. The
distance between Aswaraopeta and Jangareddygudem is 28kms.

Number of express services is introduced by Khammam region to Rajamundry from


khammam, bhadrachalam depot weaning away region’s legitimate revenue.

Out of the whole route length of 93 kms, 90kms lies in west Godavari region, even though
both the end points(Rajamundry,Aswaraopeta) does not belong to west Godavari region.

It is high time to introduce this express route. The route length will be 93kms. It is proposed
to operate initially with 4 buses making 3 round trips each.

Proposed schedules are mentioned here under.


TABLE 14 PROPOSED SCHEDULES OF NEW EXPRESS SERVICES BETWEEN AS.PETA - JRG- RAJAMUNDRY.

SCH-1 SCH-1 SCH-3 SCH-4


ARR DEP ARR DEP ARR DEP ARR DEP
JRG 05:00 06:00 JRG 05:15 06:15
RJY 06:35 07:00 07:35 08:00 ASPT 05:55 06:15 06:55 07:15
JRG 08:35 08:40 09:35 09:40 JRG 06:55 07:00 07:55 08:00
ASPT 09:20 09:35 10:20 10:35 RJY 08:35 09:00 09:35 10:00
JRG 10:15 11:00 11:15 12:00 JRG 10:35 11:15 11:35 12:15
RJY 12:35 13:00 13:35 14:00 ASPT 11:55 12:15 12:55 13:15
JRG 14:35 14:40 15:35 15:40 JRG 12:55 13:00 13:55 14:00
ASPT 15:20 16:05 16:20 17:05 RJY 14:35 15:00 15:35 16:00
JRG 16:45 17:00 17:45 18:00 JRG 16:35 16:45 17:35 17:45
RJY 18:35 19:00 19:35 20:00 ASPT 17:25 18:15 18:25 19:15
JRG 20:35 20:40 21:35 21:40 JRG 18:55 19:00 19:55 20:00
ASPT 21:20 21:35 22:20 22:25 RJY 20:35 21:00 21:35 21:45
JRG 22:10 23:05 JRG 22:35 23:20

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TASK.13.JRG OPERATION OF JRG-TANUKU INSTEAD OF TADEPALLI GUDEM AND
GIVING TPG DEPOT SCHEDULES TO TANUKU.

Before going to the new proposal, let us understand the existing operation on the route,
Jangareddygudem – Tadepalligudem.The route length of this route is 55kms. This route is operated
by both Jangareddygudem and Tadepalligudem depots with 6 buses each making 4 round trips. So a
total of 48 round trips are under operation with 20 minute frequency.

It is observed that, many passengers are asking to extend the services up to the canal point of
Tadepalligudem as canal point is nearer to the market area. Now the passengers are alighting at b/s
itself as the destination is Tadepalligudem. If the destination is beyond bus station, it is possible for
passengers to alight at the market area i.e canal point.

Now it is proposed to operate 10 buses as Jangareddygudem – Tanuku route with 5 buses from
each depot and 4 schedules of hire buses, upto Tadepalligudem. Proposed schedules are mentioned
here under.

TABLE 15 PROPOSED SCHEDULES OF JANAGAREDDYGUDEM - TANUKU SCHEDULES.

SCH-1 SCH-2 SCH-3 SCH-4 SCH-5


ARR DEP ARR DEP ARR DEP ARR DEP ARR DEP
JRG 05:00 05:30 06:00 06:30 07:00
TPG 06:45 06:50 07:15 07:20 07:45 07:50
08:15 08:20
08:45 08:50
TNK 07:20 07:35 07:50 08:05 08:20 08:35
08:50 09:05
09:20 09:35
TPG 08:05 08:10 08:35 08:40 09:05 09:10
09:35 09:40
10:05 10:10
JRG 09:55 10:30 10:25 11:00 10:55 11:30
11:25 12:00
11:55 12:30
TPG 12:15 12:20 12:45 12:50 13:15 13:20
13:45 13:50
14:15 14:20
TNK 12:50 13:05 13:20 13:35 13:50 14:05
14:20 14:35
14:50 15:05
TPG 13:35 13:40 14:05 14:10 14:35 14:40
15:05 15:10
15:35 15:40
JRG 15:25 15:40 15:55 16:10 16:25 16:40
16:55 17:10
17:25 17:40
TPG 17:25 17:30 17:55 18:00 18:25 18:30
18:55 19:00
19:25 19:30
TNK 18:00 18:15 18:30 18:45 19:00 19:15
19:30 19:45
20:00 20:15
TPG 18:45 18:50 19:15 19:20 19:45 19:50
20:15 20:20
20:45 20:50
JRG 20:35 21:05 21:35 22:05 22:35
Similarly, Tanuku depot also operates the same schedules, with same timings at their end.
Jangareddygudem and Tadepalligudem depot operates their hire buses as it is in Tadepalligudem-jrg
route. Necessary timing changes may be done to hire buses to accommodate Tanuku schedules.4
schedules of Tadepalligudem depot will be transferred to Tanuku depot to operate
Jangareddygudem route.Another 2 buses are needed to maintain previous frequency between, jrg
and Tadepalligudem one in each depot.(jrg,tnk)

TASK.14.JRG INTRODUCTION OF NEW EXPRESS ROUTE JANAGAREDDYGUDEM TO


NARSAPURAM.

The route length between janagareddygudem and Narsapuram via koyyalagudem, nallajerla,
Tadepalligudem,pippara,attili and marteru is 120kms. At present this is under operation as 3
different pallevelugu type segments. The first segment of Jangareddygudem - Tadepalligudem is
giving good earnings and the last segment of marteru – Narsapuram is also giving higher earnings. As

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an express route this is believed to give good returns.So it is proposed to operate with 2 buses each
by janagareddygudem depot and Narsapuram depots. Vehicle utilization will be 480kms.

After implementing all the above tasks in jangareddigudem depot, the possible operational planner
will be like this. To sum up, in janagreddygudem depot, an increase of 8 schedules, 13 conductor
duties, and 18 driver duties is proposed. Vehicle utilization will increase to 417 on schedules from
389kms.

TABLE 16 PROPOSED PLAN OF OPERATION OF JANAGAREDDYGUDEM DEPOT AFTER RESTRUCTURING.

SNO RTE TYP BUS KMS COND DRIV VU CCP DCP


1 KOYYALAGUDEM -BHEL SL 2 1050 0 5 525 210
2 BUTTAIAH GUDEM-BHEL SL 4 2068 0 10 517 207
3 BHEL-DTL SL 2 858 4 429 215
4 VIJAYAWADA EX 5 2360 10 10 472 236 236
5 VIJAYAWADA PE 3 1416 6 0 472 236
6 BHIMAVARAM-ELURU EX 2 960 4 4 480 240 240
7 ASWARAOPETA-RAJAMUNDRY EX 4 2232 8 8 558 279 279
8 NARSAPURAM VIA TPG,ATTILI EX 2 960 4 4 480 240 240
9 ELURU EX 2 880 4 4 440 220 220
10 ELURU PE 2 880 4 0 440 220
11 NIDADAVOLU PV 4 1440 8 8 360 180 180
12 BVRM/PALAKOL PV 2 880 4 4 440 220 220
13 BVRM/PALAKOL PO 1 352 2 0 352 176
14 ASPT-BTGM-RJY PV 1 292 1 1 292 292 292
15 CHINTHALAPUDI-B PV 1 360 2 2 360 180 180
16 CHINTAHALAPUDI-PUTREPU PO 1 360 2 0 360 180
17 DORAMAMIDI PV 2 654 4 2 327 164 327
18 ELURU PV 6 2640 12 12 440 220 220
19 ELURU PO 3 1320 6 0 440 220
20 ELURU-POLAVARAM PO 2 864 4 0 432 216
21 ANTERVEDIGUDEM PV 1 328 2 2 328 164 164
22 REDDI GANAPAVARAM PV 1 280 1 1 280 280 280
23 DHARMAJI GUDEM PV 1 366 2 2 366 183 183
24 RAJAMUNDRY -THALLA PUDI PV 4 1500 8 8 375 188 188
25 TANUKU PV 5 2220 10 10 444 222 222
26 TADEPALLI GUDEM PO 2 880 4 0 440 220
27 ASPT-NARSAPURAM PO 1 350 2 350 175
28 GUDDI GUDEM-GOPALAPURAM PV 1 310 1 1 310 310 310
29 CHINTHALAPUDI-RAJAMUNDRY PV 2 620 2 2 310 310 310
30 RAJUMUNDRY -DEVARAPALLY PV 4 1560 8 8 390 195 195
31 PULIRAMANNA GUDEM PV 1 280 1 1 280 280 280
32 ASWARAOPETA PV 2 784 4 4 392 196 196
33 ASPT-RAJUMUNDRY -DEVARAPALLY PO 5 1860 10 372 186
34 RAMPALEM-RAJAMUNDRY PV 1 330 2 2 330 165 165
35 SIVAGIRI PV 1 342 2 2 342 171 171
36 ANKANNAGUDEM PO 1 300 2 300 150
37 DWARAKTHITUMALA-KP-VP PO 1 308 2 308 154
JANGAREDDYGUDEM 85 35444 148 121 417

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TADEPALLIGUDEM DEPOT

Tadepalligudem is a town and a municipality situated in the middle of West Godavari District, nearly
55km from the district headquarters, Eluru. Tadepalligudem is famous for its jaggery market and rice
cultivation. Andhra university campus establihed in 2004.

Tadepalligudem has a branch of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavans' as well. Tadepalligudem has an airport
(not in use) 2 km long, which was built by the British government for military uses during world war -
2.

Tadepalligudem has a railway station on the busy Chennai-Kolkatta route.The National Highway 5
also passes through this town.

In Tadepalligudem, Food Fats and Fertilizers(3F) is one of the biggest industrial units which produces
Soap oil and Fertilizers raw materials and other food oil contents (palmoil,vanaspati,rice bran oil)
etc.

Transport industry is one of the biggest in Andhra Pradesh. It consists of more than 6000 transport
vehicles in the town, almost equal to the coastal capital Vijayawada transport industry (including
Taxies and Lorries only).
Tadepalligudem depot is established in the year 1960. At present it has 76 RTC and 27 hire buses.
The following table shows the existing plan of operation and productivity of buses and crew in
Tadepalligudem depot.

TABLE 17 EXISTING PLAN OF OPERATION OF TADEPALLIGUDEM DEPOT AS ON MAY 2008.

SNO RTE TYP BUS KMS COND DRIV VU CCP DCP


1 BHEL-VJA SL 4 1696 8 424 212
2 NDVL-SEC BAD VIA KMM DLX 2 924 4 462 231
3 NDVL-BHEL DLX 2 938 4 469 235
4 KAKINADA PE 2 952 4 476 238
5 APPARAOPETA PV 2 692 4 4 346 173 173
6 BHIMAVARAM-VIA GARAGAPARRU PV 4 1360 8 8 340 170 170
7 BHIMAVARAM-VIA GARAGAPARRU PO 8 2720 16 340 170
8 ADAVIKOLANU PV 1 322 2 2 322 161 161
9 CHANAMILLI-RAJAMUNDRY PV 1 350 2 2 350 175 175
10 GANAPAVARAM VIA PIPPARA PV 3 1050 6 6 350 175 175
11 AKIVIDU-RAJAMUNDRY PO 1 334 2 334 167
12 ACHANTA -VIA MARTERU PV 6 2304 12 12 384 192 192
13 ACHANTA -VIA MARTERU PO 1 384 2 384 192
14 NARSAPURAM-RAYAKUDURU PV 1 312 2 2 312 156 156
15 TANUKU-PALAKLLU PV 2 880 4 4 440 220 220
16 ELURU-RAVULAPALEM PV 6 2324 10 10 387 232 232
17 ELURU-RAVULAPALEM PO 2 832 4 416 208
18 SARABHAPURAM-JRG PO 1 320 2 320 160

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SNO RTE TYP BUS KMS COND DRIV VU CCP DCP
19 DTL-BHIMADOLU PV 1 390 2 2 390 195 195
20 DTL-BHIMADOLU PO 2 800 4 400 200
21 DONTHAVARAM PV 1 310 2 2 310 155 155
22 PEDA NINDRA KOLANU PV 1 312 2 2 312 156 156
23 SINGARAJU PALEM PO 1 376 2 376 188
24 ANANTHAPALLI PV 2 706 4 4 353 177 177
25 GULLAPADU PV 1 308 2 2 308 154 154
26 JAGGAIAHPETA PV 2 780 4 4 390 195 195
27 CHINTHALAPUDI PO 1 380 2 380 190
28 AYYAVARAM-DTL PV 1 338 2 2 338 169 169
29 JANGAREDDY GUDEM PV 4 1760 8 8 440 220 220
30 JANGAREDDY GUDEM PO 2 880 4 440 220
31 POLAVARAM -GUDDIGUDEM PV 1 320 2 2 320 160 160
32 RAJAMUNDRY -ELURU PV 6 2474 11 11 412 225 225
33 TPG-TPG PV 1 320 2 2 320 160 160
34 BHIMAVARAM-ARDHAVARAM PO 1 330 2 330 165
35 BHADRACHALAM PV 2 700 4 4 350 175 175
36 MACHILIPATNAM PO 1 356 2 356 178
37 NIDADAVOLU-THALLAPUDI PV 2 656 4 4 328 164 164
38 NIDADAVOLU-PENDYALA PO 1 324 2 324 162
39 NIDADAVOLU-DONDAPUDI PV 1 316 2 2 316 158 158
40 RAJAMUNDRY PV 9 3264 18 18 363 181 181
41 RAJAMUNDRY PO 3 1152 6 384 192
42 POLAVARAM-THALLAPUDI PV 3 1088 6 6 363 181 181
43 POLAVARAM-TEKURU PV 1 376 2 2 376 188 188
44 DEVARAPALLY PV 1 368 2 2 368 184 184
45 CMK-GOKAVARAM B/S PV 1 290 1 1 290 290 290
46 POLAVARAM-KANNAPURAM PO 1 320 2 320 160
103 38688 186 146 376
Following tasks are proposed for implementation at Tadepalligudem depot to improve productivity,
and in reducing un remunerative operation.

TASK.1.TPG OPERATION OF 2 IDLE SUPER LUXUR BUSES TO VIJAYAWADA

Tadepalligudem depot is having 2 super luxury services to Hyderabad as night by night services. This
makes 2 buses idle at Tadepalligudem depot. It is proposed to operate all these 2 buses to
Vijayawada as 2 day outs with TIMS.This increase 472 kms with out increasing buses.Proposed
schedules are given here under.

TABLE 18 PROPOSED SUPER LUXURY SERVICES TO VIJAYAWADA.

ARR DEP ARR DEP ARR DEP


TPG 11:00 09:00 08:00
ELR 12:10 12:20 10:10 10:20 09:10 09:20
VJA 13:50 14:15 11:50 12:15 10:50 11:15
ELR 15:45 15:50 13:45 13:50 12:45 12:50
TPG 17:00 15:00 14:00

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TASK.2.TPG OPERATION OF 2 IDLE DELUXE BUSES IN THE DEPOT TO VIJAYAWADA.

Tadepalligudem depot is having 2deluxe services to Hyderabad as night by night services. This
makes 2 buses idle at Tadepalligudem depot. It is proposed to operate these buses to Vijayawada
as day outs with TIMS.This increase 472 kms with out increasing buses.Proposed schedules are given
here under.

TABLE 19 PROPOSED DELUXE SERVICES TO VIJAYAWADA FROM TADEPALLIGUDEM.

ARR DEP
TPG 10:00
ELR 11:10 11:20
VJA 12:50 13:15
ELR 14:45 14:50
TPG 16:00
TASK.3.TPG TRANSFER OF JAGGAIAH PETA ROUTE TO TANUKU.

2 buses are operated to jaggiahpeta from Tadepalligudem. Route length is 195 kms. It would be
better to operate these buses from Tanuku, so that an additional passenger catchment is possible
besides improvement in productivity.

So it is proposed to transfer these schedules to Tanuku. Vehicle utilization improves from 390 to
428kms.

TASK.4.TPG MAKE APPARAOPETA VIA DANDAGARRA SCHEDULE AS SINGLE CREW DUTY.

2 buses are operated in this route. E.P.K of the route upto march 2007-08 is Rs.7.76. So to reduce
cost it is proposed to reduce one trip to Tanuku, which is present in the schedule and make it as a
single crew schedule.

TASK.5.TPGOPERATE RAJAMUNDRY - ELURU WITH 5 BUSES- AS ELURU ROUTE ONLY.

In the plan of operation, route no 32 is shown as Rajamundry – Eluru with 6 buses. But on
verification of schedules, it is revealed that only 8 singles are operated to Rajamundry and the rest
of singles(38 singles) are operated to Eluru. So it is proposed to take out all Rajamundry trips from
this route and make it as 5 bus route to Eluru. The trips to Rajamundry are not necessary as 12 bus
Rajamundry route is proposed for rescheduling which is discussed in task .6.tpg.So one bus is saved
in this route,

TABLE 20 PRESENT TRIPS EXISITNG IN ELR -RJY ROUTE OF TADEPALLIGUDEM DEPOT.

singles sch-1 sch-2 sch-3 sch-4 sch-5 sch-6/scd


to rajamundry 2 2 0 0 0 4
to eluru 6 6 8 8 8 2
TASK.6.TPG RESCHEDULING OF 12 BUS RAJAMUNDRY ROUTE.

At present, Tadepalligudem depot is operating 88 single trips to Rajamundry in 12 buses making a


vehicle utilization of 368. The existing schedules have cut trips to nidadavolu which makes less

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revenue trips. In order to make the route more profitable it is proposed to operate direct rips to
Rajamundry. This makes 96 single trips and vehicle utilization reaches to 384.

The said task, increases 8 singles in the route, 8 singles in the Rajamundry – Eluru route can be
cancelled(see task no.5.tpg).

TABLE 21 EXISITING AND PROPOSED OPERATION IN RAJAMUNDRY ROUTE.

Singles singles route length kms


tadepalligudem - rajamundry 88 48 4224
tadepalligudem - nidadavolu 6 24 144
tadepalligudem -anathapalli 2 24 48
Total 96 4416
proposed trips(singles) singles route length kms
tadepalligudem - rajamundry 96 48 4608
Following are the proposed schedules for operation on route Tadepalligudem and Rajamundry.

TABLE 22 PROPOSED SCHEDULES OF JANAGAREDDYGUDEM AND RAJAMUNDRY.

TPG 04.20 05.00 06.00 06.20 06.40 08.40 09.20 11.20 12.00 05.20 07.00 07.40

RJY 06.00 06.40 07.40 08.00 08.20 10.20 11.00 13.00 13.40 07.00 08.40 09.20
06.20 07.00 08.00 08.20 08.40 10.40 11.20 13.20 14.00 07.20 09.00 09.40

TPG 08.00 08.40 09.40 10.00 10.20 12.20 13.00 15.00 15.40 09.00 10.40 11.20
08.20 09.00 10.00 10.20 10.40 13.00 13.40 15.40 16.20 09.40 11.00 11.40

RJY 10.00 10.40 11.40 12.00 12.20 14.40 15.20 17.20 18.00 11.20 12.40 13.20
10.20 11.00 12.00 12.20 12.40 15.00 15.40 17.40 18.20 11.40 13.00 13.40

TPG 12.00 12.40 13.40 14.00 14.20 16.40 17.20 19.20 20.00 13.20 14.40 15.20
TPG 12.40 13.20 14.20 14.40 15.00 17.00 17.40 19.40 20.20 14.00 15.20 16.00

RJY 14.20 15.00 16.00 17.20 16.40 18.40 19.20 21.20 22.00 15.40 17.00 17.40
14.40 15.20 16.20 17.40 17.00 19.00 19.40 21.40 22.10 16.00 17.20 18.00
NDD NDD
TPG 16.20 17.00 18.00 19.20 18.40 20.40 21.20 22.30 23.00 17.40 19.00 19.40
16.40 17.20 18.20 19.40 19.00 21.00 21.40 04.40 04.40 18.00 19.20 20.00
TPG RJY
RJY 18.20 19.00 20.00 20.20 20.40 22.40 23.00 05.30 05.30 19.40 21.00 21.40
08.40 19.20 20.20 20.40 21.00 04.20 05.00 05.40 05.40 20.00 21.20 22.00
RJY TPG
TPG 20.20 21.00 22.00 22.20 22.40 06.00 06.40 07.20 07.20 21.40 23.00 23.40
TPG NDD

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TPG 04.20 05.00 06.00 06.20 06.40 08.40 09.20 11.20 12.00 05.20 07.00 07.40
09.20 08.50
09.00
TPG
09.50
TASK.7.TPGADDING TADEPALLIGUDEM- GUDIVADA - A NEW ROUTE WITH 4 BUSES.

The need and possible schedules are discussed in task no.15of Eluru depot. However 2 buses
transferred from Eluru depot and 2 buses available in Tadepalligudem – Eluru – Ravulapalem route
will be used to make it as Tadepalligudem – Gudivada route.

Vehicle utilization is 388kms. There will not be any increase of trips between Eluru and Gudivada.

TASK.8.TPGMAKE TPG-ACHANTA ROUTE INTO 2 SEPARATE ROUTES – FORM A NEW ROUTE


TPG-PALAKOL.

In Achanta route, Tadepalligudem operates 7 buses out of which 2 buses are hire in nature.
Performance of this route is not satisfactory. So it is proposed to operate this route with only 3
buses. The balance 4 buses will be operated as Tadepalligudem – Palakollu route having a common
flow between Tadepalligudem – Marteru.Existing operation is given in table no.23.

TABLE 23 EXISTING OPERATION PARTICULARS OF TADEPALLIGUDEM -ACHANTA ROUTE.

singles route length in kms singles kms


tadepalligudem - achanta 48 22 1056
tadepalligudem - koderu 55 4 220
tadepalligudem- pullaiah gudem 11 2 22
tadepalligudem - ramannagudem 30 2 60
tadepalligudem -m.valluru-attili 31 2 62
tadepalligudem -bhimavaram 34 2 68
tadepalligudem -marteru 40 30 1200
2688
Proposed change in pattern of operation is detailed in tableno.24

TABLE 24 PROPOSED CHANGES IN TADEPALLIGUDEM - ACHANTA ROUTE.

singles route single Kms bus- bus- bus- bus- bus- bus- bus-
length s total 1(hire) 2 3 4 5 6 7
tadepalligudem - 48 12 576 8 4
achanta
tadepalligudem - 55 4 220 4
koderu
tadepalligudem - 40 10 400 10
marteru
tadepalligudem- 53 32 1696 8 8 8 8
palakollu
2892 384 400 412 424 424 424 424

Bus no 4,5,6,7 in table no 24 is operated in Palakollu route as 2 day out services. It is expected that
the performance will improve in this route.

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The trips to pullaiah gudem, attili via meena valluru, and ramannagudem has to be given in other
obligatory buses or cancelled if there is less patronage by the depot authorities after thorough
verification of other single bus route schedules.

TASK.9.TPGOPERATE 2 TRIPS TO PALAKOL IN NARSAPURAM –RAYAKUDUR SCHEDULE

This schedule has one round trip to nallajerla, and 2 round trips to Narsapuram via rayakuduru.
Schedule kilometers comes to 312 operated as restoff duty. Nallajerla trip is not necessary as
number of trips are operating on this route as a part of Jangareddygudem route.

It is proposed to convert it as Tadepalligudem -Palakollu via rayakuduru schedule with 272 kms and
operating as single crew schedule.

TASK.10.TPG STOP OPEARATING TPG-PALAKOL – TANUKU

Tadepalligudem has 2 buses on route Tadepalligudem –Palakollu via Tanuku. Already Tanuku depot
is operating number of schedules in between Tanuku and Palakollu. In between Tanuku –
Tadepalligudem number of trips are present. So it is felt that there is no need to operate these
schedules. Hence the schedule is proposed for cancellation.

TASK.11.TPG TRANSFER 4 RAVULAPALEM BUSES TO ELURU DEPOT.

4 RTC buses are under operation to Ravulapalem –Eluru route. Operation of these schedules from
Tadepalligudem makes one cut trip to Eluru and one cut trip to Ravulapalem and one direct trip in
between Eluru –Ravulapalem. In order to eliminate this kind of unnatural operation it is proposed to
operate these 4 buses from Eluru depot .see task.17.ELR

TASK.12.TPG SAVE ONE BUS IN ANANTHAPALLI ROUTE.

Earnings per kilometer in this 2 bus route is Rs.10.68(april 08). one can not operate this route with
so many round trips as this route is highly loss making. Hence it is proposed to save one bus in this
route. Depot authorities have to exercise on these schedules and give only needy trips and cancel all
other trips.

TASK.13.TPG MAKE AYYAVARAM – DWARAKA THIRUMALA SCHEDULE AS SINGLE CREW


SCHEDULE.

By cancelling the existing Tadepalligudem – Tanuku trip in this schedule will make directly as a single
crew schedule. Vehicle utilization would be 300kms.

TASK.14.TPG TRANSFER TADEPALLIGUDEM JANGAREDDYGUDEM SCHEDULES TO


TANUKU DEPOT.

See TASK.13 of Jangareddygudem depot.

TASK.15.TPG TRANSFER BHDRACHALAM SCHEDULES TO TANUKU.

At present, on Bhadrachalam route, 2 buses are under operation with a vu of 350. It is proposed to
operate these 2 schedules from Tanuku so that additional catchment is generated besides improving
productivity.

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TASK.16.TPG MERGE 2 BUSES OF TPG-NDVL-POLAVARAM TO NDVL-THALLAPUDI ROUTE.

3 buses are operated to Polavaram from Tadepalligudem via Nidadavolu . But the performance is not
satisfactory. Moreover the performance of 2 bus route, Tadepalligudem –Nidadavolu –tallapudi
satisfactory and more than the Polavaram route. Hence it is proposed to curtail operation upto
thallapudi for 2 buses as single crew schedules. So it makes thallapudi as 4 bus route and Polavaram
as single bus route.

TASK.17.TPG CANCEL TPG-POLAVARAM-TEKURU BUS.

Up to Polavaram, Tadepalligudem is having enough trips on thallapudi and koyyalagudem routes.


However operation of tekuru from teadepalligudem is not necessary and already Jangareddygudem
is operating one bus to tekuru which satisfies the needs of the public. Hence it is proposed to cancel
this schedule.

TASK.18.TPG REDUCING UN REMUNERATIVE OPERATION IN VILLAGE ROUTES.

On analysis of schedules of Tadepalligudem, it is revealed that number of buses are operating in


village routes in which depot is losing heavily. Many routes does not even fetch variable cost.

TABLE 25 LIST OF VILLAGE ROUTES AND TRIPS GIVEN IN TADEPALLIGUDEM DEPOT.

Schedule name buse route rte single km EPK(apr.08


s length s s )
APPARAOPETA 2 apparaopeta via navab 22 3 66 8.63
palem
apparaopeta via arugolanu 25 5 125
apparaopeta via 22 4 88
dandagarra
ANANTHAPALLI 2 nallajerla via anatha palli 36 2 72 10.68
ananthapalli via gundepalli 39 2 78
ADAVIKOLANU 1 bhimavaram via 57 4 228 11.28
adavikolanu
tpg-adivi kolanu via 28 2 56
vipparru
GANAPAVARAM 3 ganapavaram via vipparru 22 6 132 11
tadepalligudem - vakapalli 19 2 38
CHANAMILLI tpg- chanamilli 27 6 162 12.93
ACHANTA 3 TPG-attili via meena vallur 31 2 62 10.89
pullaiah gudem 14 2 28
ramannagudem 30 2 60
DONTHAVARAM 1 donthavaram 20 10 200 10.97
GULLAPADU gullapadu 19 4 76 10.71
apparaopeta via navab 22 2 44
palem
kunchenapalli 5 2 10
PEDANINDRAKOLAN 1 peda nindrakolanu 27 6 162 9.78
U
donthavaram 20 2 40

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Schedule name buse route rte single km EPK(apr.08
s length s s )
thokalapalli 30 2 60
thallapalem 19 2 38
CHIKKALAPALEM 1 chikkalapale 48 2 96 8.41
nidadavolu -pallantla 24 4 96
nidadavolu-devarapalli 30 4 120
In the above said routes, in addition to mentioned village trips, rest of the trips are operated on high
revenue yielding route like, Rajamundry,Eluru etc, .The given E.P.K does not clearly reflect the village
route E.P.K. in addition to the above said routes, some hire buses are also given in the village routes
which are showing less than 10.00 E.P.K. it is proposed to relook the hire bus schedules also and
necessary proposals has to be sent to head office for modification of hire bus schedules also.

Following are few examples, where we can decrease number of trips.

TABLE 26 VERY LOW PERFROMAING TRIPS IN TADEPALLIGUDEM DEPOT

From to singles
Tadepalligudem apparaopeta via navab palem 6
Tadepalligudem apparao peta via arugolanu 5
Tadepalligudem apparaopeta via danda garra 4
Tadepalligudem adavikolanu 10
Tadepalligudem pullaiah gudem 4
Tadepalligudem chanamilli 10
Tadepalligudem ganapavaram via vipparru 6
Tadepalligudem vakapalli 4
Tadepalligudem gunaparru 2
Tadepalligudem meenavalluru 2
Tadepalligudem ramannagudem 2
Tadepalligudem donthavaram 10
Tadepalligudem peda nindra koalnu 6
Tadepalligudem kothapalli 4
Tadepalligudem gullapadu 4
Tadepalligudem thallapuram 2
Tadepalligudem tokalapalli 2
It is proposed to have thorough discussion on these schedules at depot level and it is advised to
save a minimum of 3 buses in all these routes by cutting all un remunerative trips, so that depot
performance will be improved.

TASK.19.TPG TRANSFER OF ELURU –VIJAYAWADA TO TPG DEPOT FROM ELURU DEPOT.

See task no.18 and 21 Of Eluru depot.This task makes a 9 bus route to Tadepalligudem with a vu of
472kms.

TASK.20.TPG FORMATION OF A NEW ROUTE TADEPALLIGUDEM –AMALAPURAM VIA


BHIMAVARAM,PALAKOLLU.

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Bhimavaram depot is having 5 buses to amalapuram route as pallevellugu type. It operates 11 round
trips to amalapuram. The route length is 75kms from bhimvaram to amalapuram. If we could
operate these trips from Tadepalligudem, the route length would be 109kms. So schedules can be
operated as day outs and conveniently schedules can be transferred to operate from Bhimavaram
to Tadepalligudem with twin advantage of more catchment and improved productivity.

After completion all the above tasks the plan of operation of Tadepalligudem will be like this.(see
table no )

SNO RTE TYP BUS KMS COND DRIV VU CCP DCP


1 BHEL-VJA SL 4 2168 10 542 217
2 NDVL-SEC BAD VIA KMM DLX 2 1160 5 580 232
3 NDVL-BHEL DLX 2 1174 5 587 235
4 KAKINADA PE 2 952 4 476 238
5 APPARAOPETA PV 2 654 3 3 327 218 218
6 AMALAPURAM PV 5 2180 10 10 436 218 218
7 BHIMAVARAM-VIA GARAGAPARRU PV 2 680 4 4 340 170 170
8 BHIMAVARAM-VIA GARAGAPARRU PO 8 2720 16 340 170
9 ADAVIKOLANU PV 1 322 2 2 322 161 161
10 CHANAMILLI-RAJAMUNDRY PV 1 350 2 2 350 175 175
11 GANAPAVARAM VIA PIPPARA PV 3 1050 6 6 350 175 175
12 AKIVIDU-RAJAMUNDRY PO 1 334 2 334 167
13 ACHANTA -VIA MARTERU PV 2 812 4 4 406 203 203
14 PALAKOLLU VIA MARTERU PV 4 1696 8 8 424 212 212
15 ACHANTA -VIA MARTERU PO 1 384 2 384 192
16 NARSAPURAM-RAYAKUDURU PV 1 272 1 1 272 272 272
17 GUDIVADA PV 4 1552 8 8 388 194 194
18 ELURU-RAVULAPALEM PO 2 832 4 416 208
19 SARABHAPURAM-JRG PO 1 320 2 320 160
20 DTL-BHIMADOLU PV 1 390 2 2 390 195 195
21 DTL-BHIMADOLU PO 2 800 4 400 200
22 DONTHAVARAM PV 1 310 2 2 310 155 155
23 PEDA NINDRA KOLANU PV 1 312 2 2 312 156 156
24 SINGARAJU PALEM PO 1 376 2 376 188
25 ANANTHAPALLI PV 1 356 2 2 356 178 178
26 GULLAPADU PV 1 308 2 2 308 154 154
27 CHINTHALAPUDI PO 1 380 2 380 190
28 AYYAVARAM-DTL PV 1 300 1 1 300 300 300
29 JANGAREDDY GUDEM PO 2 880 4 440 220
30 POLAVARAM -GUDDIGUDEM PV 1 320 2 2 320 160 160
31 TPG-TPG PV 1 320 2 2 320 160 160
32 BHIMAVARAM-ARDHAVARAM PO 1 330 2 330 165
33 MACHILIPATNAM PO 1 356 2 356 178
34 NIDADAVOLU-THALLAPUDI PV 4 1200 6 6 300 200 200
35 NIDADAVOLU-PENDYALA PO 1 324 2 324 162
36 NIDADAVOLU-DONDAPUDI PV 1 316 2 2 316 158 158
37 RAJAMUNDRY PV 9 3456 18 18 384 192 192
38 RAJAMUNDRY PO 3 1152 6 384 192
39 POLAVARAM-THALLAPUDI PV 1 374 2 2 374 187 187
40 DEVARAPALLY PV 1 368 2 2 368 184 184

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SNO RTE TYP BUS KMS COND DRIV VU CCP DCP
41 CMK-GOKAVARAM B/S PV 1 290 1 1 290 290 290
42 VIJAYAWADA PV 9 4248 18 18 472 236 236
43 POLAVARAM-KANNAPURAM PO 1 320 2 320 160
TADEPALLIGUDEM 95 37398 168 132 394

To sum up there is a reduction of 8 schedules ,18 conductor duties and 14 driver duties in
Tadepalligudem. But the productivity of bus improves from 376 to 394 kilometers on schedules.

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BHIMAVARAM DEPOT
Bhimavaram is a town the West Godavari District in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.Bhimavarm is
also called as "Second Bardoli of India". This name is given by Mahathma Gandhi at the time of his
visit to this place on the occasion of freedom movement in India.

Bhimavaram is connected to by road and rail to all major cities. It has two railway stations (junction
and town stations) .It has train facility connected to metropolitan cities, such as Chennai, Hyderabad,
Bangalore, Kolkota and connected with a train to temple city "Tirupathi".The place is well connected
by bus (Old bus stand located in Two town and New Bus stand located in One Town) and train routes
(Town Station in Two town and Junction Railway Station located in One Town).

Bhimavaram has a population of 2 lakhs, and is divided into 39 wards geographically. It has been
upgraded as a special grade municipality.

Some famous temples located here are:

Gunupudi Sri Uma Someshwara Janardhana Swamy temple

One of the five Pancharamas. Built during the 3rd century A.D., the Shivalinga in the temple is
believed to assume a black-cum-brown colour on no-moon day and becomes whitish on full-moon
day. The prathista of the Shivalinga is by Moon God.

Sri Mavullamma temple

Mavullamma Festival Starts on 14 th January of every year and runs for 30 days) She is the Goddess
of Bhimavaram

Sri Bhimeshwara Swamy temple

The name of the town is derived from it.

Bhimavaram is also a town renowned for the several educational institutes that are here. DNR
Educational Institutions (DNR College) This is the oldest Colege in the WestGodavariDist and one of
the oldest collegs in Andhra Pradesh.SRKR Engineering College This is one of The Good Private
Engineering colleges in Andhrapradesh.

Bhimavaram is a centre of aqua and paddy business. It is one of the important commercial towns in
West Godavari District.Bhimavaram is well known for its aqua culture and paddy fields in its
surrounded villages, it is the centre of trade, Shopping, entertainment for more than 300 villages.

Bhimavaram is one of the biggest centres for aquaculture (fish and prawn farming) in India.
Traditionally this area has been a large producer of paddy (rice), but more recently many farmers are
shifting to fish culture.

Bhimavaram depot was established in the year 1960. The new bus station was established in the
year 1990. It has 17 plat forms and nearly 630 trips are touching the bus station regularly. At
present it has 103 schedules with 108 buses operating on 43 routes. The plan of operation of

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bhimvaram depot as on may 1st 2008 is given here under. Total schedule kilometres are 39574 with a
vehicle utilisation of 384kms on schedules.

TABLE 27 PLAN OF OPERATION OF BHIMAVARAM DEPOT AS ON MAY 2008.

ROUTE TYPE BUSES KMS COND DRIVER VU CCP DCP


1 BHEL-AKVD SL 2 836 0 4 418 209
2 BHEL-KLD SL 2 828 0 4 414 207
3 ECIL SL 2 828 0 4 414 207
4 VISAKAPATNAM DLX 4 2400 0 12 600 200
5 AMALAPURAM EX 1 450 2 2 450 225 225
6 AMALAPURAM PE 2 900 4 0 450 225
7 BHADRACHALAM PE 1 504 2 0 504 252
8 KHAMMAM EX 1 482 2 2 482 241 241
9 TIRUPATHI EX 2 1036 0 6 518 173
10 TIRUPATHI PE 2 1036 3 0 518 345
11 VIJAYAWADA(KLD) EX 6 2736 12 12 456 228 228
12 VIJAYAWADA(KLD) PE 6 2736 12 0 456 228
13 VIJAYAWADA(AKV) EX 1 472 2 2 472 236 236
14 VIJAYAWADA(AKV) PE 1 472 2 0 472 236
15 AMALAPURAM PV 5 1858 10 10 372 186 186
16 AMALAPURAM PO 2 750 4 0 375 188
17 ANTHARVEDI PV 1 348 2 2 348 174 174
18 ASWARAOPET PV 1 302 1 1 302 302 302
19 BOSECOLONY PV 1 280 1 1 280 280 280
20 CHINAMILLIPADU PV 1 232 1 1 232 232 232
21 KAMATHAVANIGUDEM PV 1 298 2 2 298 149 149
22 DONGAPINDI PV 1 252 2 2 252 126 126
23 DODDIPATLA PV 1 340 2 2 340 170 170
24 ELURU PV 7 2432 11 11 347 221 221
25 ELURU PO 3 952 4 0 317 238
26 ELURU-GANAPAVARAM PV 1 366 2 2 366 183 183
27 GUDIVADA PV 1 396 2 2 396 198 198
28 GUDIVADA PO 2 708 4 0 354 177
29 GANAPAVARAM PV 1 320 2 2 320 160 160
30 GANAPAVARAM PM 5 1610 10 0 322 161
31 MODI PV 1 310 2 2 310 155 155
32 LOSARI PV 1 320 2 2 320 160 160
33 LOSARI-MATLAM PO 1 310 2 0 310 155
34 MACHILIPATNAM PV 2 752 4 4 376 188 188
35 MACHILIPATNAM-LOSARI PV 2 770 4 4 385 193 193
36 MAMUDUR PV 1 350 2 2 350 175 175
37 NARSAPURAM-MP PV 4 1200 8 8 300 150 150
38 PALAKOLLU PV 7 2254 14 14 322 161 161

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ROUTE TYPE BUSES KMS COND DRIVER VU CCP DCP
39 PALAKOLLU PO 2 644 4 0 322 161
40 PEDALANKA PV 2 664 4 4 332 166 166
41 PEDALANKA PO 1 378 2 0 378 189
42 PEDAMALLAM PV 1 370 2 2 370 185 185
43 RAJAMUNDRY PV 11 4092 22 22 372 186 186
103 39574 173 150 384
Following tasks are proposed at Bhimavaram depot for implementation.

TASK.1.BVRM OPERATE 3 IDLE SUPER LUXURY BUSES ON ROUTE VIJAYAWADA

Bhimavaram depot is operating 3 super luxury services to Hyderabad as night by night services. So it
makes 3 buses idle at depot till evening. Hence it is proposed to utilise these 3 super luxury buses to
utilise as day out services to Vijayawada with super luxury fare and with TIMS. This increases
schedule kms by 684kms. It requires 3 driver duties.

TASK.2.BVRM TRANSFER OF THIRUPATHI SCHEDULES TO NARSAPURAM

Bhimavaram depot is having 2 services to thirupathi. The performance of hire bus service below
60%. Hence it is proposed to transfer 2 RTC buses with hire bus service timings to Narsapuram depot
which gives additional catchment of palakol and Narsapuram. The bus will be operated in the same
timings of Bhimavaram hire service.

TASK.3.BVRM RESCHEDULE AMALAPURAM PALLEVELUGU BUSES TO IMPROVE


PRODUCTIVITY.

This task is not necessary, if the task.20.TPG is implemented. So this task is an alternative hence not
mentioned in the proposed plan of operation.

5 palle velugu buses are under operation to amalapuram along with 2 hire schedules and present
pattern is given here under. In one RTC bus, trips were operated between amalapuram and Palakollu
which is felt unnatural. Hence just by reducing one round trips to amalapuram, it is proposed to have
a schedule with 2 round trips to amalapuram and 2 round trips to Palakollu. This makes a vu of 392
in place of 371 for 5 RTC buses.

TABLE 28 EXISTING AND PROPOSED OPERATION IN AMALAPURAM ROUTE.

Existing Proposed
route hire rtc Route hire rtc
buses 2 5 Buses 2 2
bvrm-amalapuram 10 22 bvrm-amalapuram 10 20
amalapuram -palakollu 0 4 bvrm-palakollu 20
TASK.4.BVRM OPERATE BHIMAVARAM –GANAPAVARAM –ELURU AS SINGLE
CREW SERVICE

In the present schedule, there are 4 singles to Eluru via ganapavaram, and 2 singles to ganapavaram
making 366kms. It is proposed to cancel trip of ganapavaram as it is clashing with the mini bus
ganapavaram schedules and felt redundant and make it a single crew schedule with a v.u of 320kms
with relevant over time.

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TASK.5.BVRM MAKE DONAGA PINDI – SINGLE CREW.

Dongapindi is a single bus route which has, 12 singles with a VU of 252kms. It is proposed to give
only 10singles and make the schedule as single crew duty.

TASK.6.BVRM MAKE MODI –SINGLE CREW.

Modi is another single bus route , in which 5 round trips are under operation. Its EPK is 11.55 and
the total loss up to jan 2008 is Rs.6.88laks. It is proposed to operate this schedule as single crew duly
reducing one round trip making 248kms. Eligible OT will be given.

TASK.7.BVRM MAKE ELURU SINGLE CREW SCHEDULES AS DOUBLE CREW


SCHEDULES.

In Eluru route, 3 buses are under operation as single crews with 2 round trips to Eluru and one round
trip to Palakollu making only 306kms. Other 4 buses are already operated as rest off duties with 3
round trips to Eluru with a v.u of 390kms. As the route is highly potential and needs full length
operation of buses, it is proposed to operate existing 3 single crew schedules as double crew
schedules with 3 round trips to Eluru in each bus.

TASK.8.BVRM EXTENSTION OF PALAKOL BUSES TO THE 3 TERMINAL POINTS OF


BHIMAVARAM TOWN.

Bhimavaram –palakollu is an important and major route to Bhimavaram depot. It is operating 63


round trips with 7 RTC and 2 hire buses, making 7 rounds each. Running time given is 55min. Route
length is 23kms. Running time can be reduced to 50 min owing to improved road condition.this
facilitates an additional trip in each bus making all 7 RTC buses run with 8 rounds each. This
excercise saves one bus.

There is another alternative to this proposal. Bhimavaram bus station is located in one town area
which is on the way to Palakollu. But town has developed more on juvvalapalem, undi and
Tadepalligudem routes. colleges like SRKR engineering college on juvvalapalem road, Vishnu college
on Tadepalligudem road, raghavendra institutes on undi road have thousands of students and
coming from Palakollu side are facing problem in breaking their journey and catching another bus to
their destination and reluctant to take passes. In a move attract more bus passes, it is proposed to
extend all 7 RTC bus trips to any of the destination 1.srkr engineering college on juvvalapalem road
or 1.vishnu college on Tadepalligudem road, or 3. Raghvendra institute on undi road. This makes 10
singles extension in each bus makes additional 50km per bus. But having an additional catchment
definitely improves occupancy and number of bus passes.

Proposed extension of routes with in town limits is sketched in the given diagram.

Alternative to the above proposal is to increase one round trip in Palakollu route.At present
Bhimavaram – palkol shuttle services has 7 round trips as schedule in a day. Crew is being given 2
duties for 7 round trips. It is proposed to operate with 8 rounds per day giving 2 duties for crew.

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FIGURE 2.PALAKOLLU
.PALAKOLLU ROUTE EXTENSIONS
EXT POSSIBLEIN BHIMAVARAM TOWN

TASK.9.BVRM CANCELL BHIMVARAM ANTHARVEDI SCHEDULE.

Bhimavaram is operating one bus to antharvedi route with 2 round trips to antharvedhi and one
round to malkipuram. But the performance is not satisfactory(Rs12.28 for april08). The bus is not
obligatory also. Hence itt is proposed for cancellation.

TASK.10.BVRM CANCEL ONE BUS IN PEDALANKA ROUTE.

Pedalanka is a 3 bus route and one is hire bus in this route. But the performance is low(Rs11.71 for
april08). Hence it is proposed to reduce one bus in this route and make it 2 bus route.

TASK.11.BVRM CANCEL MACHILIPATNAM –LOSARI BUSES.

Recently, this route is introduced as a 2 bus route to machilipatnam via Losari. But the performance
is abysmal. Hence it is proposed for cancellation and saved buses can be used in another route.

TASK.12.BVRM CANCEL PEDAMALLAM SCHEDULE


SCHED

This single bus route has only one round trip to pedamallam and 2 round trips to gudiwada. The
patronage to obligatory route i.e pedamallam is very low. Hence proposed for cancellation.

TASK.13.BVRM REDUCTION OF RUNNING TIME IN RAJAMUNDRY P.V ROUTE.

Depots operatingg palle velugu services between ravulapalem and Rajamundry has one hour running
time except Bhimavaram depot. Hence proposed for reduction of running time from 1hr 10min to
one hour.

TASK.14.BVRM INTRODUCTION OF A NEW EXPRESS ROUTE “ BHIMAVARAM –


RAJAMUNDRY” VIA RAVULAPALEM WITH 4 BUSES.

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The distance between Bhimavaram and Rajamundry via Palakollu is 93 kms. Number of passengers
are asking for express services. At present 2 buses are operated by Narsapuram depot.it is proposed
to operate 12 round trips of bvrm-rajamundry via Palakollu. The operation of Narsapuram depot will
be stopped once Bhimavaram starts operating. vehicle utilisation will be 558kms.

It is proposed to give 2hrs 25 min running time with 5 minutes halt at ravulapalem.

TASK.15.BVRM INTRODUCTION OF A NEW EXPRESS ROUTE “BHIMAVARAM –


JANAGAREDDY GUDEM” via ELURU.

The distance between Bhimavaram and Eluru is 65kms. The distance between Eluru to jangareddy
gudem is 55kms. A combination of 2 ordinary routes will make good potential express route with a
route length of 120kms. Operation of 8 trips with 4 buses will give half an hour flow between
Bhimavaram and Eluru during peak hours.

It is proposed to give 3hrs running time and in Eluru town, bus touches old bus station first and then
to new bus station and goes to jangareddy gudem via ashok nagar to patronage new route course.It
is proposed to operate 2 buses each by Bhimavaram and jangareddygudem depots.

For further details see task.no 2 of janagreddygudem depot.

TASK.16.BVRM INTRODUCTION OF NEW EXPRESS ROUTE BHIMAVARAM –


TADEPALLIGUDEM-RAJAMUNDRY WITH 6 BUSES.

There is another important route course which can be turned as a potential express route is
Bhimavaram to Rajamundry via Tadepalligudem, nidadavolu,and kovvur. The route length is 82
which is 11kms less than the conventional route i.e via ravulapalem.

Number of passengers and public forums are requesting to have this route operated with express
buses. It is proposed to operate this route with 18 trips having 40minute frequency with 6 buses.
Vehicle utilisation will be 492kms.

TASK.17.BVRM ADD ONE ROUND TRIP TO NARSAPURAM –MATSYA PURI


SCHEDULES TO MAKE 3/3 DAY OUTS.

At present Narsapuram via Matsyapuri route is being operated by both Bhimavaram and
Narsapuram depot with 4 buses each. Each bus is operating 5 round trips. The route length is 30kms
and running time is 80min. it is opined that excess running time is given and needs to be revised.

It is proposed to operate the day out schedules as change-over with 3 trips per duty. This will save
one bus for each depot. Similar exercise can be done at Narsapuram depot also.

TASK.18.BVRM CANCEL MACHILIPATNAM P.V. BUSES IN BHIMAVARAM AND


INTRODUCE FROM NARSAPURAM AS EXPRESS.

At present Bhimavaram depot is having 2 schedules to machilipatnam via kaikalur,


mudinepalli,vadlamannadu has a route length of 94kms. From Narsapuram, route length would be
127 kms. Number of representations is existing to have machilipatnam from Narsapuram. Now it can
be operated duly cancelling 2 buses at Bhimavaram.

TASK.19.BVRM EXTENSION OF VJA – EXPRESS BUSES TO PALAKOL.

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It is proposed to operate all RTC schedules of Bhimavaram –Vijayawada to extend to Palakollu. An
increase of 46 kms will be effected in all RTC schedules. An additional 5 round trips is possible.
At present the running time given is 3hr 30min between Vijayawada and Bhimavaram for a route
length of 114kms. The running time can be reduced to 3 hours commensurate with the 4okms per
hour as per circular guidelines.

After completion of all the above mentioned tasks, the plan of operation of Bhimavaram would be
like this.
ROUTE TYPE BUSES KMS COND DRIVER VU CCP DCP
1 BHEL-AKVD SL 2 836 0 4 418 209
2 BHEL-KLD SL 2 828 0 4 414 207
3 ECIL SL 2 828 0 4 414 207
4 VIJAYAWADA KLD SL 684 0 3 228
5 VISAKAPATNAM DLX 4 2400 0 12 600 200
6 AMALAPURAM EX 1 450 2 2 450 225 225
7 AMALAPURAM PE 2 900 4 0 450 225
8 BHADRACHALAM PE 1 504 2 0 504 252
9 JANGAREDDYGUDEM EX 2 960 4 4 480 240 240
10 KHAMMAM EX 1 482 2 2 482 241 241
11 RAJAMUNDRY via RVP EX 4 2232 8 8 558 279 279
12 RAJAMUNDRY via TPG EX 6 2952 12 12 492 246 246
13 TIRUPATHI PE 2 1036 3 0 518 345
14 VIJAYAWADA(KLD) EX 6 2966 12 12 494 247 247
15 VIJAYAWADA(KLD) PE 6 2736 12 0 456 228
16 VIJAYAWADA(AKV) EX 1 472 2 2 472 236 236
17 VIJAYAWADA(AKV) PE 1 472 2 0 472 236
18 AMALAPURAM PO 2 750 4 0 375 188
19 ASWARAOPET PV 1 302 1 1 302 302 302
20 BOSECOLONY PV 1 280 1 1 280 280 280
21 CHINAMILLIPADU PV 1 232 1 1 232 232 232
22 KAMATHAVANIGUDEM PV 1 298 2 2 298 149 149
23 DONGAPINDI PV 1 256 1 1 256 256 256
24 DODDIPATLA PV 1 340 2 2 340 170 170
25 ELURU PV 7 2730 14 14 390 195 195
26 ELURU PO 3 952 4 0 317 238
27 ELURU-GANAPAVARAM PV 1 320 1 1 320 320 320
28 GUDIVADA PV 1 396 2 2 396 198 198
29 GUDIVADA PO 2 708 4 0 354 177
30 GANAPAVARAM PV 1 320 2 2 320 160 160
31 GANAPAVARAM PM 5 1610 10 0 322 161
32 MODI PV 1 248 1 1 248 248 248
33 LOSARI PV 1 320 2 2 320 160 160
34 LOSARI-MATLAM PO 1 310 2 0 310 155
35 MAMUDUR PV 1 350 2 2 350 175 175

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ROUTE TYPE BUSES KMS COND DRIVER VU CCP DCP
36 NARSAPURAM MATSAYPURI PV 3 1080 6 6 360 180 180
37 PALAKOLLU PV 7 2604 14 14 372 186 186
38 PALAKOLLU PO 2 644 4 0 322 161
39 PEDALANKA PV 1 336 2 2 336 168 168
40 PEDALANKA PO 1 378 2 0 378 189
41 RAJAMUNDRY PV 11 4092 22 22 372 186 186
BHIMAVARAM 100 41594 171 145 416

To sum up, the completion of all above tasks decreases 3 buses, 5 driver duties and 2 conductor
duties and makes a vehicle utilization of 416 kms on schedules.

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NARSAPURAM

Narsapur is a town municipality . Narsapur is quite the cosmopolitan town with peoples of
various ethnic groups and faiths living in it. Predominantly Hindu, the town also has a large
Christian population. It is famous for it's lace industry. Many families from this town have
greatly benefitted from the lace industry.
Antarvedi nearby Narsapuram (7 km) is an important vishnava temple (narasimha temple),
must to visit. During February, there is a rathasaptami celebrated here in the temple which
is famous surrounding the villages. Thousands of people visit the temple during this festival
and make a holy dip in the Sea.

Velankani Maatha temple situated 12 km from Narsapur at Perupalem Beech, is the second
tallest church in the South India after Velankani Maatha temple at Nagappatinam,
Tamilnadu. During February to April, lot of Christian seminars and celebrations will be done
at this place, during lakhs of devotees of Christ from the nearby villages visit this place.
Perupalem Beech is worth to see and feel the happiness in bathing in sea waters. During
Karthika Maasa (that is from November to December) lot of Hindu Piligrims visit this place
and make vanabhojanalu and make a holy dip in sea. The congruence place of mingling
mighty River Godavari in the Bangla Sea is situated 8 km from Narsapur.
There are few rice mills, ice factories situated in this town. Aqua culture and fisheries are
other industries.

The town has trains connecting it to the major cities in the state. The Narsapur Express
connecting the town to the capital Hyderabad is a part of the town's daily life. It is also
connected to Vizag and Tirupati.
Narsapuram depot is established in the year 1960s and present operation plan is given in
table no.29.
TABLE 29 EXISTING PLAN OF OPERATION OF NARSAPURAM DEPOT(MAY 2008).

ROUTE TYPE BUSES KMS COND DRIVER VU CCP DCP


1 BHEL-BVRM SL 4 1788 0 8 447 224
2 JEEDIMETLA via TANUKU SL 2 956 0 4 478 239
3 VISAKAPATNAM SL 2 1148 0 6 574 191
4 VISAKAPATNAM DLX 2 1148 0 6 191
5 TIRUPATHI via TANUKU DLX 2 1166 0 6 583 194
6 VIJAYAWADA -BYPASS EX 1 728 2 2 728 364 364
7 ELURU -BHIMAVARAM EX 3 1471 6 6 490 245 245
8 ELURU -BHIMAVARAM PE 7 3430 14 0 490 245

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ROUTE TYPE BUSES KMS COND DRIVER VU CCP DCP
9 KAKAINADA PE 1 456 2 0 456 228
10 RAJAMUNDRY EX 2 984 4 4 492 246 246
11 SRISAILAM via bvrm PE 2 852 3 0 426 284
12 BHDRACHALAM PE 2 1152 4 0 576 288
13 AMALAPURAM -RZL PV 3 1116 6 6 372 186 186
14 ELURU -BHIMAVARAM PO 2 784 4 0 392 196
15 RAJAMUNDRY PV 11 4286 19 19 390 226 226
16 RAJAMUNDRY PO 2 656 2 0 328 328
17 NIDADAVOLU PV 5 1740 10 10 348 174 174
18 NIDADAVOLU PO 2 696 4 0 348 174
19 BHIMAVARAM -MP PV 3 900 6 6 300 150 150
20 BHIMAVRAM-BPALLI PV 1 300 2 2 300 150 150
21 KAMAVARUKOTA PV 1 250 1 1 250 250 250
22 MACHILIPATNAM PO 1 256 1 0 256 256
23 DWARAKA THIRUMALA PV 1 346 2 2 346 173 173
24 PATHAPADU PV 2 640 4 4 320 160 160
25 PATHAPADU PO 2 640 4 4 320 160 160
26 PERUPALEM PV 3 1008 6 6 336 168 168
27 RAJAMUNDRY via PEMDM PV 1 370 2 2 370 185 185
28 RAJAMUNDRY via NDPD PO 1 337 2 0 337 169
29 KAMALAPURAM PV 2 708 4 4 354 177 177
30 MATTAVANI CHERUVU PV 1 300 2 2 300 150 150
31 SATHUPALLY PO 1 376 2 0 376 188
32 KANDARAVALLI PV 1 308 2 2 308 154 154
33 K.SPALEM PV 1 300 2 2 300 150 150
34 NELAMURU PV 1 322 2 2 322 161 161
35 MYNAVANI LANKA PV 1 322 2 2 322 161 161
36 VELIVELI PV 1 304 2 2 304 152 152
37 TANUKU PV 3 864 3 3 288 288 288
38 CHINALANKA PV 1 294 2 2 294 147 147
39 PEDAMALLAM PV 1 326 2 2 326 163 163
40 ASWARAOPETA PV 1 354 2 2 354 177 177
41 DODDIPATLA PV 2 600 4 4 300 150 150
88 34982 141 133 398

Following tasks are proposed in Narsapuram depot which improves productivity of the
depot.

TASK.1.NSP OPERATING IDLE SUPER LUXURY BUSES TO VIJAYAWADA AS BYPASS


SERVICE.

In Narsapuram depot, 3 super luxury services are under operation to Hyderabad. All are
operated as night by night services making 3 buses idle during day time. This time can be

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made useful if we could operate it to Vijayawada as by-pass service. For one super luxury
bus, time is not sufficient and proposed for Eluru.

TASK.2.NSP CANCELL OPERATION OF RAJAMUNDRY EXPRESS AND OPERATE


FROM BHIMAVARAM DEPOT TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY AND CATCHEMENT.

Route length of Narsapuram –Rajamundry is 82 kilometers, where as the distance between


Bhimavaram and Rajamundry via Palakollu and Ravulapalem is 93kms. Transfer and
operation of these schedules from Bhimavaram will improve catchment and earnings.
For further details see task no of Bhimavaram depot.

TASK.3.NSP TRANSFER OF THIRUPATHI SCHEDULES FROM BHIMVARAM TO


NARSAPURAM.

In the similar manner extension of Bhimavaram- thirupathi upto Narsapuram increases


catchment and serves the people of Palakollu, veeravasaram, srungvriksham etc,. so it is
proposed to transfer thirupathi schedules of Bhimavaram to Narsapuram and operate with
TIMS.

For further details, see task no 14 of Bhimavaram depot.

TASK.4.NSP INCREASING CREW PRODUCTIVITY IN NARSAPURAM – ELURU


EXPRESS SERVICES.

ELURU – NARSAPURAM route is having 10 buses. Each bus operates 5 singles in a day and a
2 bus- 2 day schedule makes 10singles. So it is a alternative night maintenance schedule. At
present duty is given for a round trip. Duty hours per duty is 6hr 10 min. existing and
proposed duty hours is given in table no30. Total 5 conductor duties will be saved .
TABLE 30 EXISTING AND PROPOSED DUTIES IN ELR-NSP DUTIES(EXPRESS).

existing proposed
trips I round 1day single trip/1 day -double trip/2days -2 double trips as
trip n/o
total kms 196 980
duties 1 4
kmsper duty 196 245
hour per duty 6hrs10min 7hrs25min
total duties for 10 25 20
buses

TASK.5.NSP TRANSFER TANUKU SCHEDULES TO TANUKU DEPOT.

Tanuku – Narsapuram route is operated by both Narsapuram depot and Tanuku depot. But
the performance of Tanuku depot is better when compared to that of narspuram. Hence it is
proposed to transfer 3 buses of Narsapuram to Tanuku and make all buses operate 4 round
trips. A gist of the proposal is given in table no31.

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TABLE 31 GIST OF EXERCISE ON TNK -NSP ROUTE.

EXISTING PROPOSED
TANUKU NARSAPURAM TANUKU NARSAPURAM
BUSES 8 3 11 0
ROUND TRIPS 30 9 44 0
EPK(APR08) 15.35 13.81

TASK.6.NSP MAKE NARSAPURAM –BHIMAVARM VIA BOPPANAPALLI SINGLE


CREW DUTY.

The running time given on the route Narsapuram –Bhimavaram via Boppanapally is 1hr
10min. the route length is 30kms only. It is sufficient to have one hour for this route. After
revision of running time, it is proposed to convert this bus directly as single crew with
relevant over time.

TASK.7.NSP EXTENSION OF KAMAVARAPUKOTA SCHEDULE TO


JANGAREDDYGUDEM.
At present this schedule is operated as a single crew with 250kms with one hour over time.
Jangareddygudem is a natural destination rather than kamavarapukota. Hence it is
proposed to increase vu by another 30kms and operated as single crew only.

TASK.8.NSP IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY IN BHIMAVARAM –MATSYA PURI


ROUTE

See task no 17 of bhimvaram.

TASK.9.NSP MAKE DWARAKA THIRUMALA SINGLE CREW SCHEDULE.

Double crew schedule of Dwarakathirumala can be operated as a single crew schedule by


reducing 20kms in the schedule. Operating one trip to Dwarakathirumala and one trip
between, Dwarakathirumala and Tadepalligudem will make it 326kms. A cut trip to
Tadepalligudem is necessary as the pilgrims will be ready for their return trip with in 3 to 4
hours and this schedule will be more convenient for them.
TASK.10.NSP INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY IN PATHAPADU SCHEDULES.

On this route, 2 buses are under operation. Presently the vehicle utilization is only 320kms.
It is proposed to direct 2 single trips to Palakollu so that pathapadu passengers directly can
go to Palakollu. This adds 20kms in each schedule.
TASK.11.NSP MAKING NARSAPURAM – ASWARAOPETA SINGLE CREW DUTY.

At present this schedule has a round trip to Aswaraopeta and one round trip to perupalem.
It is felt that the trip to perupalem is redundant and proposed for curtailment making it a
single crew schedule.

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TASK.12.NSP INTRODUCTION OF NARSAPURAM –MACHILIPATNAM EXPRESS
ROUTE.

See task 18 of Bhimavaram depot.


TASK.13.NSP INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY IN PERUPALEM SCHEDULES.

Similarly, in perupalem route also, extending trips to Palakollu increases revenues by having
a direct trip to Palakollu. This increases 20 kms in each schedule.

After completion of all the above said tasks, in Narsapuram depot, there is increase of 4
schedules, an increase of 13 driver duties, 4 conductor duties and an increase of vehicle
utilization to 419 on schedules is seen. Proposed plan of operation is given here under.
TABLE 32 PROPOSED PLAN OF NARSAPURAM DEPOT AFTER RESTRUCTURING OF ROUTES.

ROUTE TYPE BUSES KMS COND DRIVER VU CCP DCP


1 BHEL-BVRM SL 4 1788 0 8 447 224
2 JEEDIMETLA via TANUKU SL 2 956 0 4 478 239
3 VISAKAPATNAM SL 2 1148 0 6 574 191
4 VIJAYAWADA -BYPASS SL 728 2 364
5 ELURU -BHIMAVARAM SL 196 1 196
6 VISAKAPATNAM DLX 2 1148 0 6 191
7 TIRUPATHI via TANUKU DLX 2 1166 0 6 583 194
8 VIJAYAWADA -BYPASS EX 1 728 2 2 728 364 364
9 JANGAREDDYGUDEM VIA TPG EX 2 960 4 4 480 240 240
10 MACHILIPATNAM EX 2 1016 4 4 508 254 254
11 ELURU -BHIMAVARAM EX 3 1471 6 6 490 245 245
12 ELURU -BHIMAVARAM PE 7 3430 14 0 490 245
13 KAKAINADA PE 1 456 2 0 456 228
14 THIRUPATHI-BVRM EX 2 1102 0 6 551 184
15 SRISAILAM via bvrm PE 2 852 3 0 426 284
16 BHDRACHALAM PE 2 1152 4 0 576 288
17 AMALAPURAM -RZL PV 3 1116 6 6 372 186 186
18 ELURU -BHIMAVARAM PV 3 1176 6 6 392 196 196
19 ELURU -BHIMAVARAM PO 2 784 4 0 392 196
20 RAJAMUNDRY PV 11 4286 19 19 390 226 226
21 RAJAMUNDRY PO 2 656 2 0 328 328
22 NIDADAVOLU PV 5 1740 10 10 348 174 174
23 NIDADAVOLU PO 2 696 4 0 348 174
24 BHIMAVARAM- MATSYAPURI PV 3 1080 6 6 360 180 180
25 BHIMAVRAM-BPALLI PV 1 300 1 1 300 300 300
26 KAMAVARUKOTA PV 1 280 1 1 280 280 280
27 MACHILIPATNAM PO 1 256 1 0 256 256

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ROUTE TYPE BUSES KMS COND DRIVER VU CCP DCP
28 DWARAKA THIRUMALA PV 1 326 1 1 326 326 326
29 PATHAPADU PV 2 680 4 4 340 170 170
30 PATHAPADU PO 2 640 4 4 320 160 160
31 PERUPALEM PV 3 1068 6 6 356 178 178
32 RAJAMUNDRY via PEMDM PV 1 370 2 2 370 185 185
33 RAJAMUNDRY via NDPD PO 1 337 2 0 337 169
34 KAMALAPURAM PV 2 708 4 4 354 177 177
35 MATTAVANI CHERUVU PV 1 300 2 2 300 150 150
36 SATHUPALLY PO 1 376 2 0 376 188
37 KANDARAVALLI PV 1 308 2 2 308 154 154
38 K.SPALEM PV 1 300 2 2 300 150 150
39 NELAMURU PV 1 322 2 2 322 161 161
40 MYNAVANI LANKA PV 1 322 2 2 322 161 161
41 VELIVELI PV 1 304 2 2 304 152 152
42 CHINALANKA PV 1 294 2 2 294 147 147
43 PEDAMALLAM PV 1 326 2 2 326 163 163
44 ASWARAOPETA PV 1 314 1 1 314 314 314
45 DODDIPATLA PV 2 600 4 4 300 150 150
NARSAPURAM 92 38562 145 146 419

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TANUKU DEPOT

Tanuku is a town and in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It was known as
Tarakapura in ancient times. The name comes from Tarakasena, who ruled over Tanuku and
the adjoining regions. This town is one of the few centres in the country to produce and
supply UDMH-MMH, a liquid rocket fuel, and thus has its own importance in India.
As of 2001 India census, Tanuku had a population of 87,779.

The historical River Gosthani flows along three sides of the town and gives visual impression
as a peninsula.

Tanuku is essentially an industrial town and is part of the Godavari River basin. The soil is
very fertile. The entire region forms part of the rice bowl of India. Other crops grown are
sugar cane, bananas, coconuts and many different types of vegetables, especially brinjal.

In more recent times the success of the Andhra Sugars Company in producing liquid rocket
fuel (UDMH-MMH) is considered a remarkable achievement. India is the fifth country in the
world to develop this fuel, so there is no dependence on foreign sources.

Tanuku is situated at a distance of 48 km from Narsapur, 74 km from Eluru, 42 km from


Bhimavaram, and 19 km from Tadepalligudem. The town is accessible by train and bus and
there are frequent buses from Narsapur, Palakollu, Tadepalligudem and Eluru.
Tanuku depot was established in the year 1999. It is a new depot with 51 RTC schedules and 16 hire
schedules. Following table gives plan of operation of Tanuku depot as on may 2008.

TABLE 33 EXISTING PLAN OF OPERATION OF TANUKU DEPOT (MAY 2008)

ROUTE TYPE BUSES KMS COND DRIVER VU CCP DCP


1 BHEL SL 4 1856 0 8 464 232
2 SINDHANUR DLX 2 1336 6 668 223
3 RAICHUR EX 2 1308 6 654 218
4 VIJAYAWADA -BIPASS EX 5 3508 10 10 351 351
5 VIJAYAWADA -BIPASS PE 3 1890 4 630 473
6 KONALA PV 1 344 2 2 344 172 172
7 MALLESWARAM PV 1 296 1 1 296 296 296
8 NARSAPURAM PV 5 1728 8 8 346 216 216
9 NARSAPURAM PO 3 1104 6 0 368 184
10 ELURU -RAVULAPALEM PV 3 1248 7 7 416 178 178
11 ELURU -RAVULAPALEM PO 2 832 2 0 416 416
12 RAJAMUNDRY -ELURU PV 2 677 4 4 339 169 169
13 TADEPALLIGUDEM-ELURU PV 4 1336 4 4 334 334 334

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ROUTE TYPE BUSES KMS COND DRIVER VU CCP DCP
14 BHIMAVARAM -EDURU PV 2 690 4 4 345 173 173
15 BHIMAVARAM -EDURU PO 2 672 4 4 336 168 168
16 BHIMAVARAM-KANCHUMAR PV 4 1316 7 7 329 188 188
17 BHIMAVARAM-KANCHUMAR PO 1 328 2 0 328 164
18 ASWARAOPETA PO 1 404 2 0 404 202
19 PASALAPUDI PV 1 298 1 1 298 298 298
20 RAVIPADU PO 1 372 2 0 372 186
21 TPG-VLTS PV 1 336 2 2 336 168 168
22 VARIGHEDU PV 1 280 2 2 280 140 140
23 RAJAMUNDRY -PERAVALI PV 5 1824 9 9 365 203 203
24 RAJAMUNDRY -UNDRVRM PV 2 564 2 2 282 282 282
25 RAJAMUNDRY -UNDRVRM PO 3 1080 6 0 360 180
26 RAJAMUNDRY -L.KODERU PV 1 340 2 2 340 170 170
27 ACHANTA -ELURU PO 1 374 2 0 374 187
28 DODDIPATLA PV 1 342 2 2 342 171 171
29 NIDADAVOLU PV 1 312 2 2 312 156 156
30 BHIMAVARAM-UNIKILI PV 1 318 2 2 318 159 159
31 BHIMAVARAM-KONDEPADU PV 1 320 2 2 320 160 160
67 27633 103 97 412
Following tasks are proposed for implementation at Tanuku depot.

TASK.1.TNK OPERATE IDLE SUPER LUXURIES TO BYPASS VIAJAYAWADA SERVICES

Two super luxury services are under operation to Hyderabad as night by night services making 2
buses idle during day time. As the performance of Tanuku –Vijayawada is satisfactory, it is proposed
to operate these 2 super luxury buses as 2 day outs with TIMS.

This increases schedule kilometres by 540.

TASK.2.TNK OPERATE SINDHANUR FROM ATTILI.

At present in sindhanur schedule, one cut trip is existing in Tadepalligudem before starting from
Tanuku. The rationale having this cut trip is not known. As there are representations from
surrounding places to extend starting point, attili is a better place.

So it is proposed to start this service from attili instead of Tanuku.

TASK.3.TNK INCREASE ONE ROUND TRIP IN VIJAYAWADA BYPASS SERVICE.

This is an important route to Tanuku depot. 8 buses are under operation in route in which 3 buses
are hire in nature. 3 RTC buses and one hire bus are having 3 round trips to Vijayawada and the rest
of the buses have only 2 round trips.

Now it is proposed to convert 3 trips hire bus as night out at Vijayawada and operate RTC bus 3 trips
duly cancelling extension to Palakollu. This increases one round trip to Vijayawada.

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TABLE 34 PROPOSED TRIPS IN VJA BYPASS ROUTE-SCHEDULE WISE

existing bus-1 bus-2 bus-3 bus-4 bus-5 bus-6(hire) bus-7(hire) bus-8(hire)


tnk-vja 3 3 2 3 2 3 2 2
tnk-plkl 1 1
proposed bus-1 bus-2 bus-3 bus-4 bus-5 bus-6(hire) bus-7(hire) bus-8(hire)
tnk-vja 3 3 3 3 2 3 as n/o 2 2
tnk-plkl 1
SAVE MALLESWARAM BUS DULY GIVING TRIPS IN ANOTHER BUS.

It is proposed to save malleswaram duly giving 2 round trips to this village in another village bus.

TASK.4.TNK TRANSFER TANUKU BUSES FROM NARSAPURAM DEPOT TO TANUKU DEPOT.

See the task no.5 of Narsapuram depot.

TASK.5.TNK TRANSFER RAVULAPALEM SCHEDULES TO ELURU DEPOT.

See the task no17 of Eluru depot.

TASK.6.TNK SAVE ONE BUS IN RAJAMUNDRY ROUTE DULY HAVING 20MIN FLOW.

Tanuku depot is operating to Rajamundry with 13 buses on 5 different directions. It operates 5 buses
via peravali, 5 buses via undrajavaram, 2 buses via Eluru – undrajavaram, and 1 bus as lankalakoderu
– Rajamundry.

It is proposed to operate to Rajamundry, with 12 buses making 20 minute frequency, thus saving
one bus.

TASK.7.TNK RESCHEDULE ELURU ROUTE BUSES TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY.

Presently this route is operated with 4 buses making 2 rounds each. Now it is proposed to operate
with 5 buses making 3 rounds each with 445kms vehicle utilisation. Number of maxi cabs are
operating between Tanuku-tadepalligudem-eluru route. This flow will definitely serve the people
and reduce the mance of maxi cabs.

TASK.8.TNK SAVE ONE BUS IN BHIMAVARAM SECTOR.

Tanuku depot is operating 5 buses on via kanchumarru route, 4 buses on via eeduru route,one bus
via kondepudi, and one bus on route unikili to Bhimavaram. It is proposed to save one bus in a total
of 11 buses and make a 10 bus route. This gives 30 min frequency in this route.

TASK.9.TNKMAKE TPG-VLTS BUS AS SINGLE CREW DUTY.

By cancelling a round trip to Ravulapalem in this schedule, it can be made a single crew duty. The
vehicle utilisation would be 284kms.

TASK.10.TNK INTRODUCTION OF BHADRACHALAM SCHEDULES

See task no15 of Tadepalligudem depot.

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TASK.11.TNK INTRODUCTION OF JANGAREDDYGUDEM SCHEDULES

See the task no13 of Jangareddygudem depot.

TASK.12.TNK INTRODUCTION OF JAGGAIAH PETA SCHEDULES

See the task 3 of Tadepalligudem depot.

TASK.13.TNK INCREASE KMS IN VARIGHEDU SCHEDULE.

One trip operated to varighedu is proposed to extend to attili increases vehicle utilisation from 280
to 328kms

After completion of all above tasks of Tanuku depot, plan of operation will be like this.

TABLE 35 PROPOSED PLAN OF OPERATION OF TANUKU DEPOT.

ROUTE TYPE BUSES KMS COND DRIVER VU CCP DCP


1 BHEL SL 4 1856 0 8 464 232
2 VIJAYAWADA -BIPASS SL 540 2 270
3 SINDHANUR DLX 2 1328 6 664 221
4 RAICHUR EX 2 1308 6 654 218
5 VIJAYAWADA -BIPASS EX 5 3706 10 10 371 371
6 VIJAYAWADA -BIPASS PE 3 1890 4 630 473
7 KONALA PV 1 344 2 2 344 172 172
8 NARSAPURAM PV 8 3072 16 16 384 192 192
9 NARSAPURAM PO 3 1104 6 0 368 184
10 ELURU -RAVULAPALEM PO 2 832 2 0 416 416
11 JAGGAIAH PETA PV 2 856 4 4 428 214 214
12 BHADRACHALAM PV 2 776 4 4 388 194 194
13 JANGAREDDYGUDEM PV 5 2220 10 10 444 222 222
14 RAJAMUNDRY -ELURU PV 1 332 2 2 332 166 166
15 TADEPALLIGUDEM-ELURU PV 5 2220 10 10 444 222 222
16 BHIMAVARAM -EDURU PV 2 690 4 4 345 173 173
17 BHIMAVARAM -EDURU PO 2 672 4 4 336 168 168
18 BHIMAVARAM-KANCHUMAR PV 3 972 5 5 324 194 194
19 BHIMAVARAM-KANCHUMAR PO 1 328 2 0 328 164
20 ASWARAOPETA PO 1 404 2 0 404 202
21 PASALAPUDI PV 1 298 1 1 298 298 298
22 RAVIPADU PO 1 372 2 0 372 186
23 TPG-VLTS PV 1 284 1 1 284 284 284
24 VARIGHEDU PV 1 328 2 2 328 164 164
25 RAJAMUNDRY -PERAVALI PV 5 1824 9 9 365 203 203
26 RAJAMUNDRY -UNDRVRM PV 2 564 2 2 282 282 282
27 RAJAMUNDRY -UNDRVRM PO 3 1080 6 0 360 180
28 RAJAMUNDRY -L.KODERU PV 1 340 2 2 340 170 170
29 ACHANTA -ELURU PO 1 374 2 0 374 187

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ROUTE TYPE BUSES KMS COND DRIVER VU CCP DCP
30 DODDIPATLA PV 1 342 2 2 342 171 171
31 NIDADAVOLU PV 1 312 2 2 312 156 156
32 BHIMAVARAM-UNIKILI PV 1 318 2 2 318 159 159
33 BHIMAVARAM-KONDEPADU PV 1 320 2 2 320 160 160
74 32206 122 118 435

As a whole in Tanuku depot, there is increase of 7 schedules, an increase in19 conductor duties, an
increase of 21 driver duties and vehicle utilisation reaches to 435 on schedules.

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DISCUSSIONS & CONCLUSIONS
1. After carrying out the proposed tasks in all depots, 14,271 kilometres is going to increase in
west Godavari region. It is nearly 25 kilometres per schedule. The regions vehicle utilisation
will increase to 414 on schedules.

TABLE 36 COMPARISION OF BEFORE AND AFTER RESTRUCTURING OF VITAL RESOURCES

EXISTING OPERATION PROPOSED OPERATION


EXISTING Sche. KMS opt COND DRIV VU sc SCH.. KMS opt COND DRIVe VUsch
ELURU 130 49704 173 189 382 121 49590 144 163 410
JANGAREDDYGUDEM 77 29942 135 103 389 85 35444 148 121 417
TADEPALLIGUDEM 103 38688 186 146 376 95 37398 168 132 394
BHIMAVARAM 103 39574 173 150 384 100 41594 171 145 416
NARSAPURAM 88 34982 141 133 398 92 38562 145 146 419
TANUKU 67 27633 103 97 412 74 32206 122 118 435
568 220523 911 818 388 567 234794 898 825 414

2. There is a reduction of 1 schedule in the region. In the conductor duties, there is a decrease
of 13 duties and there is an increase of 7 driver duties. Highest reduction of schedules is
seen at Eluru with 9 buses. Highest increase of schedules is seen at Jangareddygudem depot
with 8 buses followed by 7 buses at Tanuku and 4 buses at Narsapuram.

TABLE 37 VARIATION OF VITAL RESOURCES

VARIATION
EXISTING SCHEDULES KMS COND DUTIES DRIVER DUTIES VU INCREASE
ELURU -9 -114 -29 -26 28
JANGAREDDYGUDEM 8 5502 13 18 28
TADEPALLIGUDEM -8 -1290 -18 -14 18
BHIMAVARAM -3 2020 -2 -5 32
NARSAPURAM 4 3580 4 13 21
TANUKU 7 4573 19 21 23
-1 14277 -13 7 26
3. In the overall region’s kilometres, there is no significant difference between existing and
proposed operation. It means the public of the depot’s jurisdiction does not see much
difference due to restructuring of the routes.

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existing kms
THANUKU
12%
ELURU
NARSAPURAM
22%
16%

BHIMAVARAM
18% TADEPALLIGUDEM JANGAREDDYGUDE
18% M
14%

FIGURE 3 PERCENTAGE WEIGHTAGE OF DEPOT IN THE REGION


ON EXISITNG AND PROPOSED.
PROP

proposed kms

THANUKU ELURU
NARSAPURAM 14% 21%
16%

BHIMAVARAM
18% TADEPALLIGUDEM JANGAREDDYGUDE
16% M
15%

4. In crew aspectt there is a net reduction of 13 conductors in the region. However there is an
increase in requirement of 7 driver duties, owing to increase in duties in utilising idle super
luxury buses. In Eluru depot , 29 conductor and 26 driver duties will become less when
compared to existing operation. Similarly
Similarly In Tadepalligudem also,18 conductor and 14
driver duties are found less. This has to be corrected while implementing the tasks
simultaneously.

TABLE 38COMPARISION
COMPARISION OF CREW DUTIES BEFORE AND AFTER RESTRUCTURING

EXISTING PROPOSED DIFFERENCE


EXISTING COND DRIV COND DRIV COND DRIV
ELURU 173 189 144 163 -29 -26
JANGAREDDYGUDEM 135 103 148 121 13 18
TADEPALLIGUDEM 186 146 168 132 -18 -14

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EXISTING PROPOSED DIFFERENCE
BHIMAVARAM 173 150 171 145 -2 -5
NARSAPURAM 141 133 145 146 4 13
TANUKU 103 97 122 118 19 21
911 818 898 825 -13 7
5. Major changes in the routes were listed in table no.39. In Eluru depot, major gain is adding
buses on Ravulapalem route. Routes transferred to other depots include, Vijayawada,
gudiwada and Palakollu. Tadepalligudem gets gudivada, Vijayawada from Eluru depot and
gets Narsapuram matstya puri route from Bhimavaram. While Tadepalligudem transfers
Ravulapalem to Eluru depot, jangareddigudem,jaggiahpeta,bhadrachalam routes to Tanuku
depot. For janagreddygudem depot, it takes 2 super luxury buses from Eluru to operate
Hyderabad via Dwarakathirumala. Bhimavaram transfers one service of thirupathi to
Narsapuram depot,amalapuram route to Tadepalligudem depot. Where as it gets
Rajamundry express route. Tanuku gains more routes from Tadepalligudem. Narsapuram
gains thirupathi from Bhimavaram, Palakollu from eluru and gives Tanuku schedules to
Tanuku and Rajamundry express schedules to bhimvaram.

TABLE 39 MAJOR CHANGES IN RESTRUCTURING INVOLVING BUSES.

tasks proposed to be carried out ELR JRG TPG BVRM NSP TNK
saving one bus in vja non stop -1
eluru - ravulapalem route transfer 8 -4 -4
eluru - gudivada route transfer -2 4
eluru -vijayawada route transfer -5 9
eluru - palakollu route transfer -3 3
bhel - dwarakathirumal trasnfer -2 2
saving of bus in chpd sector -1
saving of bus in dwarakathirumala -bmdl route -1
saving of bus in pydichinthapadu route -1
saving of kudaravalli bus -1
save bus in narsapuram -mp route -1
transfer of thirupathi route -2 2
cancelling antharvedhi bus -1
cancell mtm-losari route -2
amalapuram route transfer 5 -5
save bus in pedalanka route -1
cancell pedamallam -1
introduction of new exp route to rjy via tpg,ndvl 6
introduction of new exp route to jrg via eluru 2
introduction of new express route to rjy via rvp 4 -2
transfer of Tanuku route -3 3
cancel mtm p.v and introduction as exp -2 2
introduction of bhimavaram express 2
cancelling narsapuram -iragavaram -1

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tasks proposed to be carried out ELR JRG TPG BVRM NSP TNK
saving bus in polavaram route -1
saving bus in rajamundry thallapudi -1
extension of tpg route to Tanuku 1
introduction of new route aspt-jrg-rjy express 4
introduction of nsp-jrg via tpg ,attili 2 2
cancelling eluru -rjy route -6
cancelling eluru-rvp route -2
reducing bhimavaram route -2
transfer of jaggiah peta route -2 2
cancelling palakollu via Tanuku -2
saving bus in anathapalli -1
transfer janagreddygudem schedules -4 5
transfer bhadrachalam schedules -2 2
cancelling tekuru bus -1
cancelling malleswaram -1
increase one bus in eluru 1
saving bus in bhimvaram route -1
-9 8 -8 -3 4 7
EXISTING 130 77 103 103 88 67
PROPOSED 121 85 95 100 92 74

6. In the total exercise, there is increase of 20 express schedules, mainly at Bhimavaram


(10)and Jangareddygudem(8). Even though there is no increase in schedules in the region,
type wise fleet position shortages will occur in these depots. It is recommended to transfer
available express buses to these needy depots, after commissioning of hire bus schedules in
the region.

TABLE 40 REQUIREMENT OF EXPRESS BUSES AT VARIOUS DEPOTS AFTER RESTRUCTURING

tasks proposed to be carried out ELR JRG TPG BVRM NSP TNK
introduction of new exp route to rjy via ravulapalem 4 -2
introduction of new exp route to jrg via eluru 2
introduction of new express route to rjy via tpg 6
introduction of bhimavaram express 2
Transfer of thirupathi -2 2
introduction of new route aspt-jrg-rjy express 4
Introduction of new route nsp-tpg-mrtr-jrg 2 2
NET REQUIREMENT OF EXPRESS BUSES 0 8 0 10 2 0
7. Still some routes for introduction came for discussion at the committee. Some of the routes
are given below in table no 41. But those routes were not mentioned in the proposed tasks
as it requires prior permission from higher authority or enough data is not available on the
success of those routes. Hence only those routes were added, in which committee felt total
confidence in getting good returns.

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TABLE 41 OTHER DISCUSSED ROUTES
ROUT BUT NOT PROPOSED.

DISCUSSED ROUTES DEPOT TYPE BUSES R.TRIPS R/LENGTH VU P B

ELURU TO RAJAMUNDRY ELURU EXP 4 12 95 570


ELURU TO AMALAPURAM VIA BHIMAVARAM ELURU EXP 6 12 140 560
TADEPALLIGUDEM TO VIJAYAWADA -BYPASS TPG EXP 4 12 116 696
TADEPALLIGUDEM TO AMALAPURAM VIA TANUKU TPG PV 2 4 107 428
TADEPALLIGUDEM TO AMALAPURAM VIA BVRM TPG PV 2 4 109 436
TADEPALLIGUDEM TO MACHILIPATNAM VIA BVRM TPG EXP 2 4 127 508
BHIMAVARAM TO KAKINADA BVRM EXP 2 4 131 524
BHIMAVARAM TO ASWARAOPETA VIA DTL BVRM EXP 4 8 126 504
BHIMAVARAM TO CHINTHALAPUDI VIA ELURU BVRM EXP 3 6 117 468
BHIMAVARAM TO SATHUPALLY VIA ELURU BVRM EXP 4 8 150 600
NARSAPURAM TO VIJAYAWADA VIA BVRM NSP EXP 4 8 147 588
NARSAPURAM TO MACHILIPATNAM VIA LOSARI NSP PV 2 4 111 444
NARSAPURAM TO CHINTHALAPUDI VIA ELR NSP EXP 2 4 150 600
BHIMAVARAM TO DWARAKA THIRUMALA BVRM PV 2 5 75 375
BHIMAVARAM TO KALIDINDI BVRM PV 4 24
4 28 336
BHIMAVARAM TO CHEBROLU BVRM PV 2 10 36 360

8. While discussing the restructuring of routes, committee did not take freedom in deciding the
extensions to far off places just for sake of vu or did not proposed new routes which are
previously not operated by region. For example, it did not take destinations
destinat like Kakinada,
Hyderabad, Visakapatnam,Khammam, Warangal, thirupathi etc,. It take only those
destinations where there is regular frequency by any one depot of the region in one type or
other and extension of that route backwards or forwards fetches revenue
revenue by increase in
patronage or increase in kilometres.
9. Due to this exercise, there is an increase of 14271 kilometres inn the region. This is around
6.47%% increase over existing kilometres. 6.70%
6. % increase in vehicle utilisation over schedules
is seen.

region 6.73

THANUKU 5.58

NARSAPURAM 5.31

BHIMAVARAM 8.32

TADEPALLIGUDEM 4.70

JANGAREDDYGUDEM 7.19

ELURU 7.29

0.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 9.00

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10. On analysing the type wise volume, there is more than 50% increase in express kilometres
over its present volume. However there is marginal reduction of2.4% of pallevelugu volume
in the region which is non significant. Table no 42. Gives the type wise volume changes.
There is an increase of 25% increase in super luxury volume. No hire bus schedule is
proposed for restructuring. Hence no volume difference in the exercise.

TABLE 42 TYPE WISE DIFFERENCE IN VOLUME ACHIEVED.

TYPE EXISTING PROPOSED VARIANCE % VARIANCE


DLX 9376 10206 830 8.9
EX 19995 31289 11294 56.5
PVT EXP 22134 22134 0 0.0
PVTMINI 1610 1610 0 0.0
PVT ORD 35367 35367 0 0.0
PVT SL 914 914 0 0.0
PV 111901 109212 -2689 -2.4
SL 19226 24062 4836 25.2
Grand Total 220523 234794 14271 6.5
11. Coming to the number of buses and vehicle utilisation, pallevelugu type showed maximum
increase in kilometres. Deluxe type has shown highest points in vehicle utilisation
improvement of 49kms followed by pallevelugu with 17 kilometres. There is a reduction of
22 buses in pallevelugu and increase of 21 buses in express format resulting in a net
reduction of one bus in the region. An improvement of 5053kms is seen, in pallevelugu
format due to productivity improvement excercises. The impact of reduction of 22 buses is
nullified by vehicle productivity improvement in pallevelugu type. So in a total gain of
14271kms, 5053kms is attributed to improvement in pallevelugu productivity,4836kms
due to improvement in super luxury productivity,1074kms due to express+deluxe type
productivity improvement and the balance 3308kms is attributed to type conversion
excercise of 21 buses from pallevelugu to express.

TABLE 43 TYPE WISE A.V.U ACHIEVED AND GAIN OVER IT.

TYPE EXISTING BUSES PROPOSED BUSES VU VU VAR GAIN BUSES


KMS KMS EXI PROP KMS VAR
DLX 9376 17 10206 17 552 600 49 830 0
EX 19995 38 31289 59 526 530 4 244 21
PVT EXP 22134 46 22134 46 481 481 0 0 0
PVTMINI 1610 5 1610 5 322 322 0 0 0
PVT ORD 35367 98 35367 98 361 361 0 0 0
PVT SL 914 2 914 2 457 457 0 0 0
PV 111901 318 109212 296 352 369 17 5053 -22
SL 19226 44 24062 44 437 547 110 4836 0
Grand 220523 568 234794 567 388 414 26 10963 -1
Total
12. The proposed express routes in the region are carved out from the existing pallevelugu
routes. For example, Bhimavaram – Tadepalligudem(34Kms) is a pallevelugu route and E.P.K
is 14.00(2007-08), Tadepalligudem- Rajamundry via Nidadavolu route(48kms) is a

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pallevelugu operating with 14.50E.P.K . Both the routes are good revenue pallevelugu routes
and clubbing these 2 routes will make a new express route with 492 VU. number of
passenger representations are there, to introduce this route since 1992. Few of the paper
cutting ate given here under.

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The new express buses are introduced in the routes as a flow not as an individual bus. So all
routes are introduced with more than one bus. Main reason for this strategy is that it is not a
new route. It is a well nurtured route in palle velugu format with good passenger patronage.
So it is just an exercise in segregating the market in to 2 different segments i.e one with low
fare, low comfort, high running time journey segment versus high fare, high comfort, low
running time segment. Instead of single bus experimentation, Flow is very much needed, to
segment customers in a fast-track manner. Knowing the needs of the customers, and
serving them with customised products to each segment is the essence of marketing. So it
is recommended to implement all proposed express routes with out exception to get desired
results.
13. If the same tasks are carried out without type conversion exercise, there will be
reduction of 2959kms over existing operation besides reducing 22 buses and consequently
disengaging conductors and drivers. It is recommended to implement productivity improving
exercises coupled with type conversion activity for maximum benefit.

TYPE EXISTING BUSES PROPOSED BUSES VU VU VAR GAIN BUSES


EXI PROP
DLX 9376 17 10206 17 552 600 49 830 0
EX 19995 38 19977 37 526 540 14 508 -1
PVT EXP 22134 46 22134 46 481 481 0 0 0
PVTMINI 1610 5 1610 5 322 322 0 0 0
PVT ORD 35367 98 35367 98 361 361 0 0 0
PVT SL 914 2 914 2 457 457 0 0 0
PV 111901 318 109212 296 352 369 17 5053 -22
SL 19226 44 24062 44 437 547 110 4836 0
Grand 220523 568 223482 545 388 410 22 11227 -23
Total

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14. Assuming 6% spare vehicle on RTC buses in all depots, on held vehicle utilisation in the
region increases from to 369 to 397. It amounts to nearly 7.58%. following is the final
picture of depots after restructuring of routes.

TABLE 44 FINAL GLANCE OF RESTRUCTURING OF ROUTE IN WEST GODAVARI REGION.

SL.N DEPOT RTC HIRE TOTAL FLEET TOTAL 141 VU ON


O SCH SCH SCH HELD KMS HELD
1 ELURU 89 32 121 126 49590 394
2 JANGAREDDY
GUDEM 63 22 85 89 35444 398
3 TADEPALLI GUDEM 68 27 95 99 37398 378
4 BHIMAVARAM 72 28 100 104 41594 400
5 NARSAPURAM 69 23 92 96 38562 402
6 TANUKU 60 14 74 78 32206 413
REGION 421 146 567 592 234794 397
15. The increase in volume in a year would be 52.11 lakh kilometres. Expecting a meagre
earnings of Rs 13.00 per kilometres(Rs 1.00 less over last year average) will fetch
additional revenue of Rs 6,77,15,895.00. Assuming a variable cost of Rs 9.00, this exercise
will fetch Rs 4.00 for every kilometre which directly raises the bottom line. So, an amount
of Rs2,08,35,660.00 is expected to gain from this exercise.

JAI HIND

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