Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation

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Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation
ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్ రాష్ట్ర రోడ్డు రవాణా సంస్థ
Public Sector Corporation under the Ministry of Transport of the State Government's of Andhra Pradesh
Industry Public transport bus service
Founded 11 January 1958
Headquarters Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Area served
Andhra Pradesh, Telangana,Karnataka, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Yanam(Puduchery)
Key people
Sidda Raghava Rao, Chairman
M. Malakondaiah (I.P.S) , Vice-Chairman and MD
Products Bus transport, Services
Revenue Increase51 billion (US$790 million)[1]
Profit 1.18 billion (US$18 million)
Number of employees
Website APSRTC

Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (or APSRTC) is the state-owned road transport corporation in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Its headquarters are located at NTR Administrative Block of RTC House in Pandit Nehru bus station of Vijayawada.[2]


APSRTC was formed on 11 January 1958 as per Road Transport Corporations Act 1950. Earlier, it was a part of Nizam State Rail and Road Transport Department.[3]


The organisation is divided into four zones with twelve Regional Managers. It has a total of 11,154 scheduled buses operating in 44.15 lakh kilometers and has a total of 426 bus stations and 126 bus depots.[3]

Types of services[edit]

Kadapa-Banglore AMARAVATI Bus at KR Puram
Kakinada-Banglore GARUDA Bus at KR Puram

APSRTC operates various kinds of services such as, "Vennela", "Amaravathi" "Garuda Plus", "Garuda" and "Indra".[4]

Performance and earnings[edit]

As of February 2016, the organisation has a gross earnings of 30.50 (47¢ US) per km., with a loss of -4,650.8 million (US$−72 million).[3]

Awards and achievements[edit]

It entered Guinness Book of World Records on 31 October 1999, with 22,000 buses making it the largest bus fleet in the world.[5][6]

  • Highest KMPL fuel efficiency for the year 2011-12 – Mofussil services and Vijayawada (urban division).[7]
  • Best Road Safety record for the year 2012–13.[7]

Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation has a number of firsts to its credit in India.[3]

  • First to nationalize passenger Road Transport Services in the country-1932.
  • First to introduce long distance night express services.
  • First to introduce A/C Sleeper, Hi-tech, Metro Liner, Inter-City Services and Metro Express.
  • First to introduce Depot computerisation-1986.
  • First to appoint Safety Commissioner for improving the safety of the passengers.
  • All the 126 Depots in the State are computerized.
  • Reservation of tickets on telephone and door delivery of tickets.


  1. ^ "APSRTC Equals Indian Railways in Ferrying Passengers". Retrieved 2015-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Naidu to open RTC block today". The Hans India. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Profile". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "RTC to replace over-aged buses in phased manner". 
  5. ^ "RTC heads for split amid fears, anxiety". The Hindu. Vijayawada. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Largest Fleet of Buses". worldrecordholdersclub. 1 December 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "APSRTC awards and achievements" (PDF). Andhra_Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 

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