Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation

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Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation
Public Sector Corporation under the Ministry of Transport of the State Government of Andhra Pradesh
IndustryPublic transport bus service
FoundedJanuary 11, 1958; 62 years ago (1958-01-11)
Area served
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Yanam (Puducherry)
Key people
ProductsBus transport, courier and parcel service
RevenueIncrease 57,000,000,000 (US$800 million)[1]

Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (abbreviated as APSRTC[2]) is the state-owned road transport corporation in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Its headquarters is located at NTR Administrative Block of RTC House in Pandit Nehru bus station of Vijayawada.[3] Many other Indian metro towns in Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, Yanam and Chhattisgarh are also linked with the APSRTC services.

APSRTC was the first state transport system which uses Live tracking facilities for tracking of busses. GPS (Global positioning system) is fixed in all types of busses.[4]


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.[5] Consequent upon bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh state into Telangana and residual Andhra Pradesh, TSRTC is operated as a separate entity from 3 June 2015.APSRTC is working from Vijayawada (Pandit Nehru Bus Stand) as Headquarters for the state of Andhra Pradesh.


The organisation is divided into four zones with twelve Regional Managers. It has a total of 11,678 buses (government-owned 8964; hire on rental 2714)[6] operating in 44.15 lakh kilometers and has a total of 426 bus stations and 126 bus depots.[5] From 30 January 2019, all the APSRTC vehicles in the state are registered as AP–39, followed by "Z" and four digits.[7]


An APSRTC bus Enroute to Eluru

APSRTC operates various services, such as Vennela, Night Rider,[8] Amaravati, Garuda Plus, Indra, Super Luxury, Ultra Deluxe / Deluxe, Express, Saptagiri Luxury, Saptagiri Express, Metro Express, Metro Luxury, Metro Luxury Semi Low Floor, Metro Deluxe, Pallevelugu ,City Ordinary.[9]

Performance and earnings[edit]

As of March 2019, the organisation has a gross earnings of ₹ 5,995 crores., and with an accumulated loss of ₹ 6,445 crores.

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • It entered the Guinness Book of World Records on 31 October 1999, with 22,000 buses making it the largest bus fleet in the world.[10][11]
  • Highest KMPL fuel efficiency for 2011-12 – Mofussil services and Vijayawada (urban division)[12]
  • Best Road Safety record for 2012–13[12]

Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation has a number of firsts to its credit in India.[5]

  • 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 passengers
  • All 126 depots in the state are computerized
  • Reservation of tickets on telephone and door delivery of tickets

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Andhra government hikes bus fares marginally to ease loss burden on APSRTC". Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ Varma, P. Sujatha (10 June 2019). "AP State Road Transport Corporation merger happening sooner than expected?". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Naidu to open RTC block today". The Hans India. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ Correspondent, Our Special (6 February 2004). "Naidu launches bus-tracking system". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "Profile". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  6. ^ "APSRTC - Profile". Archived from the original on 30 September 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. ^ "New 'AP 39' code to register vehicles in Andhra Pradesh launched". The New Indian Express. Vijayawada. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  8. ^ V, Kamalakara Rao (26 March 2019). "APSRTC adds 2 Night Rider buses to fleet". The Times of India. Visakhapatnam. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Types of Coaches of A.P.S.R.T.C." A.P.S.R.T.C. Archived from the original on 26 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  10. ^ "RTC heads for split amid fears, anxiety". The Hindu. Vijayawada. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Largest Fleet of Buses". worldrecordholdersclub. 1 December 2012.
  12. ^ a b "APSRTC awards and achievements" (PDF). Andhra_Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. 7 July 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015.

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