Hyderabad, July 28 -- The woes of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent lockdowns, and the increase in diesel prices. The Greater Hyderabad RTC Zone is facing a loss of Rs.540 crores annually.

Earlier, in comparison with other districts, the TSRTC used to get better profits from the Hyderabad Zone. It was because a total of 33 lakh people used to travel in 3750 buses every day in Hyderabad Zone.

TSRTC Greater Hyderabad Zone Executive Director V Venkateshwarlu said that due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the RTC buses were stationed in the bus depots for around six months.

He added that due to the second wave of COVID-19, another lockdown was im...