Hyderabad, Jun 29: Private Bus Operators Association of Andhra Pradesh today alleged that officials of the transport department were harassing them and appealed to the state government to intervene.
Addressing a press conference here the Association's President H S C Bose alleged that though private bus operators were running their buses with valid permits, the transport authorities were terming them 'illegal' and imposing penalties.
He claimd that private bus operators were providing more facilities to passengers compared to the government owned Road Transport Corproation.
He said there were 1000 private buses in the state and they were providing direct employment to nearly two lakh people and indirect employment to another three lakh.
They also urged the state government to provide concessions and facilities to private bus operators on par with the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation(APSRTC).