Telangana row: Tamil Nadu-Andhra Pradesh bus services halted

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Hyderabad, August 1: The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation(TNSTC) on Wednesday called off all its transport services to Andhra Pradesh owing to the unrest, protests and imbalance in the state over the Telangana issue.

"We usually run about 40 buses to nearby towns in Andhra Pradesh like Nellore, Puttur and Tirupathi. All of them have been cancelled since Wednesday morning," said an official.

Telangana: AP-TN bus services halt

Shutting the bus services from Villupuram division of TNSTC, officials said they were just doing what Andhra Pradesh was doing. "None of their buses reached Tamil Nadu today. Though no one has given us any warning, we do not want to take a risk. Our buses and passengers may get stuck," he added.

Buses were plying from Tamil Nadu up to Thiruthani which is located on the Tamil Nadu-Andhra Pradesh border. "The festival at the Murugan temple in Thiruthani is taking place now, and usually there is a large influx of people from Andhra. We will resume our services to Andhra once the situation gets better," said the official.

Telangana: AP-TN bus services halt

Educational institutions, commercial establishments and transport systems remained closed in Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra districts like Kadapa, Chittoor, Visakhapatnam and Krishna following the Congress Working Committee's resolution to recommend the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh to create the separate Telangana state, reported TOI.

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