In the strength recognized by rulers of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) ahead of parliamentary elections, the party is organizing a massive public meeting – "Pragati Nivedana Sabha" – in Kongara Kalan on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Sunday night.
The party has billed the event as the first of its kind in the country, mobilizing about 25 lakh people. A lakh vehicle, usually with party-poster covered tractors, will transport the crowd from all districts to the venue, which spans over 2,000 acres.
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TSRTC buses outside the city
An overwhelming majority of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation's (TSRTC) regular buses were removed from scheduled buses on Sunday because they were hired by the TRS for their "Pragathi Nivedana Sabha". 19659002] However, a large number of buses at MGBS appeared to come from neighboring states such as Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
Some 67% of the fleet of the transport giant was directed to the public assembly.
However, the Mahatma Gandhi The Bus Station (MGBS), an important embarkation and disembarkation site, remained full of activity with an almost regular influx of passengers. However, a large number of buses at MGBS appeared to come from neighboring countries such as Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
According to TSRTC officials Super Luxury, Vajra, Deluxe, some express buses and rear-engined buses were in operation throughout the city
As most normal buses were not available, the TSRTC used their minibuses and air-conditioned buses to satisfy the needs of passengers in the city.
TSRTC officials said they were setting the long weekend – Saturday, Sunday – and Monday (coinciding with Janmashtmi), expecting fewer passengers. They also hoped that awareness of the public meeting would make daily commuters and travelers plan their travels well in advance. – Syed Mohammed from Hyderabad
Adivasis stay away
The Adivasis, which belong to the ancient undivided district of Adilabad, have, by and large, been participating in the Telangana Rashtra Samiti-Jamboree of a public rally, Pragati Nivedana Sadassu, in Kongara Kalan at Hyderabad on Sunday.
Ethnic people from Jainoor, Sirpur (U) and Lingapur Mandalas in Kumram Bheem Asifabad district even sent some of the buses that were sent to their homes to take them to the venue during the day.
Reports said the number of the natives who wanted to attend the public gathering was scanty by Utnoor in the Adilabad district, which is the nerve center of all tribal activity in these parts. There were few adivasis from the district of Adilabad that traveled to Hyderabad.
According to the information, only a handful of indigenous people who are public leaders or have a post in the party went to KB Asifabad and Adilabad
The "boycott" is in the aftermath of the ongoing Adivasis conflict with the Lambada Tribe in which it accuses the government of being a silent spectator and thereby denying them justice.
The call to boycott the meeting has been disseminated on social platforms, especially in groups that have mostly ethnic members. The messages challenge the government's general silence to remove Lambadas from the list of Scheduled Tribes and subject them to injustices of various kinds. – S. Harpal Singh from Adilabad
10,000 TRS supporters arrive at the venue
Nearly 10,000 TRS supporters on Sunday Venue "Pragathi Nivedana Sabha" in Konagara Kalan reaches lunchtime. So far, vehicle traffic is fluid. The police are monitoring the traffic flow and the arrival of people in the various galleries from a makeshift control room with 200 CCTV cameras and over 20,000 police officers. – Abhinay Deshpande from Kongara Kalan
Street restaurants on highway closed
Vehicle with pink flags of the TRS were on their way to Hyderabad Sunday afternoon. There were no roadblocks as all restaurants along the highway remained closed.
All Dhabas were closed with an exhibition that will be open until the evening. A few vehicles stopped at the roadside so the party worker could get the food. Liquor stores were also closed.
Almost all buses were full. Each Mandal was equipped with 10 buses, while for Tandas it was a small vehicle. Party leaders have reported that more than 500 government and private buses have been hired by the party. – R. Avadhani from Toopran
Kongara Kalan Braces for Traffic Chaos
TRs MLA from Qutubullapur K.P. Vivekananda Goud drives with an Autorickshaw to the venue Pragati Nivedanan Sabha.
| Photo credit: Abhinay Deshpande
All roads lead to Kongara Kalan, about 40 km from Hyderabad, where one of the state's largest public events will take place.
The ruling party is known for organizing mass meetings, as the separate days of the statehood movement and the arrangements for the meeting are also being met to mobilize large numbers.
Bumper-to-Bumper Traffic on NH-44
There is continuous flow of vehicles on NH-44 leading to the TRS event. The vehicles on the highway bustled close to bumper-to-bumper traffic. Since the toll booths were open on one side towards Hyderabad and left the vehicles without toll, there was little traffic hurdle.
Of a total of 637 RTC buses in the former undivided district, 498 buses were assigned by the TRS, which assigns 83 buses to six constituencies of the convention. Three constituencies Yellareddy, Jukkal and Banswada received private buses.
At 11am, 125 RTC buses, 65 private buses and 285 Toofans / DCMs and 84 cars drove through the tollbooth in Indalwai. A total of 559 vehicles existed with TRS activists
"Jai Telangana, Jai TRS" slogans adored along the road. – Ram Mohan from Nizamabad
Bus stops minimal in Khamam
Slightly more than 50 of the total of 630 buses in the Khammam area of the TSRTC operate on key routes as the TRS district leaders hired around 580 buses for the public meeting Pragathi Nivedana Sabha,
the TSRTC partial services caused inconvenience to the passengers bound for different goals. Khammam MLA Puvvada Ajay Kumar went to Kongara Kalan after hiring special buses for the meeting in Raparthinagar in Khammam. – P. Sridhar from Khammam
Meanwhile, TRS leaders from Aler's constituency in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri say that 3000 motorcycles, 120 tractors, 250 buses and 300 DCMs are being set up To reach the meeting place.
Heavy Transport Suspended Toward Hyderabad
Heavy vehicles were stopped on the highway from Nagpur near Medak.
| Photo Credit: Mohammed Arif