Albion’s antique bus becomes a major attraction at the TSRTC Grand Bus Parade at Tank Bund

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Several of the TSRTC buses were part of the parade, but it was the old Albion bus, imported from London and put into service in 1932, which attracted the most attention.

The antique bus was in service for years from 1932, under the TSRTC which was then called Nizam State Rail and Road Transport Department (NSRRTD).

Hundreds of people came to Tank Bund to see the vintage bus. Additionally, TSRTC Managing Director, TSRTC VC Sajjanar also drove the vehicle for some time.

The parade highlighted the culture and heritage of the state and also saw a music band and motorcycles.

Besides the public, RTC (Road Transport Corporation) staff and officials also participated. The Grand Bus Parade on Tank Bund was held at 4 p.m. on August 13.

The parade was started from Rotary Park at the Vivekananda statue and ended at the Ambedkar statue. Around 1,000 people and public transport users also took part in the parade.

The TSRTC has also enlisted two living legends of the TSRTC who will be part of the 75 years of Swatantra Bharata Vajrotsavaalu celebrations at Bus Bhavan on August 15.

Two veteran RTC employees, Narasimha and Sathaiah, aged 94 and 97 and who worked before independence, will join the flag hoisting event.

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