Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (March 2008)|
"Lifeline of the Nation"
"బస్సు చక్రం రాష్ట్ర ప్రగతికి చిహ్నం"
|Public Sector Corporation under the Ministry of Transport of the State Government's of Andhra Pradesh|
|Founded||11 January 1958|
|Headquarters||Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Telangana|
|Sidda Raghava Rao, Chairman
N. Sambasiva Rao (I.P.S) , Vice-Chairman and managing director
|Products||Bus transport, Services|
|Revenue||₹51 billion (US$750 million)|
|Profit||₹1.18 billion (US$17 million)|
Number of employees
Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (or APSRTC) is the state-owned road transport corporation in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.It is headquartered at RTC House Vijayawada. It is the Second largest bus corporation in India and operates buses along intra and inter city bus routes in Southern India.APSRTC is divided into 4 Zones Vizianagaram,Vijayawada,Nellore,Cuddapah with 126 Depots and 426 Bus Stations. 
- 1 History
- 2 Services
- 3 Ticket Booking
- 4 Types of APSRTC services
- 5 Awards and achievements
- 6 References
- 7 External links
APSRTC was established in 11 January 1958
Andhra state separated from Madras state in 1953. Later by the States Reorganisation Act Andhra Pradesh formed with merger of Hyderabad State.
The Corporation's buses cover 79.83 lakhs km and carry 156.78 lakhs people to their destinations every day. They connect 23,388/5010 villages to all major towns and cities in A.P which constitutes 95% of Road Transport. APSRTC operates to City and Mofussil areas. The Corporation's buses also ply to important towns and cities in the neighboring States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Odisha and Chhattisgarh.
Passengers can buy a ticket to a destination at the bus complex. Tickets can also bought online at http://www.apsrtconline.in A system to reserve ticket on telephone and home delivery was introduced in 1995. This facility is available in twenty-five towns and cities.
Types of APSRTC services
Vennela A/c Sleeper
A Sleeper bus is a type of specially adapted coach, designed internally to carry around 24 passengers by providing two tier berths.The journeys usually scheduled to start late in the evening so that most of the travel is at night. This services is a good alterative to trains, as berths in trains get bookwell in advance. It is decided to introduce AC Sleeper coaches under the brand name "VENNELA" for operation on various intra state and inter state routes
THE SALIENT FEATURES
Provided with air suspension system for better comfort.
Provided with 24 two tier berths with sufficient width.
provided with individual LCD TV with head phone facility for each berth.
It was started in PNBS turning a new leaf in the history of APSRTC, a fleet of new 30 Volvo(B9r Ishift) and 15 Scania(13.7HD) Multiaxle premium air conditioned buses under the brand name - ‘Amaravati’ after the name of Andhra Pradesh new capital - hit the road on Friday, the first day of 2016. The total cost of the fleet of 45 buses was Rs 43.84 crore. All the 45 buses are manufactured in Sweden.
Garuda And Garuda Plus(MultiAxle)
The Garuda and Garuda plus services are the A/C services running from district headquarters to Hyderabad,Vijayawada,Tirupati,Vizag and other cities like Bangalore, Chennai.
The RTC provides disposable seat covers by changing over for every trip including air freshener, face freshener and water bottle. The Garuda buses are of Volvo B7R and Isuzu . The Garuda plus buses are of Volvo (B9R) and MercedesBenz Multiaxles.
Deluxe and Super luxury
Deluxe services previously known as APSRTC Luxury buses have been named has Deluxe, can be seen in different colour pattern but mostly in purple and white combination.
Super Luxury are non-ac (2+2) pushback and video coaches which are running from various places to various places.
This bus was old red bus. Colours and red bus name changes to APSRTC Teluguvelugu the colour scheme is predominantly yellow green over, usually connects the villages to nearby towns.
APSRTC supplies buses to the private parties on hire basis for the purpose of pilgrimage, marriages, leisure travel, meetings, excursions etc.
The parties who desire to hire a bus may place printed requisition with the Depot Manager with details like from, to places, timings, date. On receipt of requisition, the Depot Manager will calculate the estimated amount for the distance and collects the same from the hirer in advance. After completion of special hire contract, the balance amount refundable will be paid to the hirer within three days.
|Number of Buses|
|Vennela (AC Sleeper)||11|
|Amaravati(AC Semi-Sleeper Multi Axle Volvo/ Scania)||45|
|Garuda Plus (AC Semi-Sleeper Multi Axle Volvo/Benz)||23|
|Garuda (AC Semi-Sleeper Volvo / Isuzu)||58|
|Indra (2 + 2 AC Semi-Sleeper)||92|
|Super Luxury (2 + 2 Non-AC Pushback)||1496|
|Deluxe (2 + 2 Non-AC)||666|
|Express (3 + 2 Non-AC)||2151|
|Ghat (Tirumala Special)||439|
Inter City Services
|Number of Buses|
|Metro Luxury A/C||40|
Awards and achievements
- It entered Guinness Book of World Records on 31 October 1999, with 22,000 buses making it the largest bus fleet in the world.
- Highest KMPL fuel efficiency for the year 2011-12 - Mofussit services and Vijayawada (urban division).
- Best Road Safety record for the year 2012-13.
Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation has a number of firsts to its credit in India.
- 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 211 Depots in the State are computerized.
- Reservation of tickets on telephone and door delivery of tickets.
APSRTC issues bus passes to students and the physically challenged. It also issues passes to general commuters which allow them to perform unrestricted travel within the city where the pass is taken. The pass can be taken for a day or a month and the cost varies accordingly. It also issues special passes to NGOs, youth attending interviews, freedom fighters and children of employees. Eligibility criteria are provided at: http://apsrtc.gov.in/Bus%20Pass%20Eligibility.pdf.
- "APSRTC Equals Indian Railways in Ferrying Passengers". Outlookindia.com. Retrieved 2015-03-11.
- "Profile". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
- "RTC heads for split amid fears, anxiety". The Hindu (Vijayawada). 1 December 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
- "Largest Fleet of Buses". worldrecordholdersclub. 1 December 2012.
- "APSRTC awards and achievements" (PDF). Andhra_Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2015.