Hyderabad: IT Minister KT Rama Rao appears to have taken a nostalgic trip down memory lane early on Saturday morning, recalling the days when he used to take the iconic green double-decker bus to school.
The minister, who tweeted about his memories, also asked Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar if there was any chance of bringing back the double-deckers, a sight rarely seen anywhere in the country, except for a few cities like Thiruvananthapuram, where to they have limited services.
I have many fond memories of riding the double decker bus on my way to St. George’s Grammar School at Abids 😊
— KTR (@KTRTRS) November 7, 2020
Rao’s tweet, which has seen many already come up in support of the idea of having double-decker buses back on the city roads, was actually triggered by another tweet, one from a Shaker Hussain, who calls himself a professional model and entrepreneur.
Hussain, attaching an old photograph of the iconic 7Z green RTC bus that used to ply in the city, mostly from Secunderabad via Afzalgunj and High Court route till the Zoo Park, had tagged Rao and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, asking whether the double-decker bus service could be resumed for tourists or as a public bus itself.
Responding to this, Rao tweeted: “I have many fond memories of riding the double-decker bus on my way to St. George’s Grammar School at Abids. Not sure why they were taken off the roads. Any chance we can bring them back?” He asked, tagging Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar.
The minister too has responded, saying “Sure Sir KTR garu. I shall talk to the MD, TSRTC on the possibility of double-decker buses on Hyderabad roads.”