At present, Alluri district has only one depot, at Paderu, the district headquarters. It has just 183 employees, including four office workers, and a fleet of 39 vehicles. To set up a depot and provide more services to the public, RTC officials have looked at two areas on the recommendations of Alluri district collector Sumit Kumar.
After the formation of the district, the RTC introduced four new buses, two to Araku, and one each to Munchigput and Chintapalli, besides a service to Rampachodavaram. On the advice of the collector, RTC RM RS Naidu, Chief Engineer Appala Naidu, and Land Security Management Consultant RVR Raju visited the Genco town in Sileru. They met Genco officials and panchayat members.
RTC officer Naidu told TOI that they had visited two locations which were found suitable for the depot. The entire village of Sileru is under the control of Genco. The officials will submit the report to the collector. The district administration and Genco authorities will decide the land area.
RTC officials are planning to set up a mall that can accommodate 30 parking spaces, staff office, staff rest room, parking lot, etc. For this, they need five acres of land. Officials visited plots of land near a gas plant in the Sivalayam area, and near the old ITI. Genco officials revealed that the areas while the entire town of Sileru are under the control of Genco.