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; 61 years ago (1958-01-11)
Headquarters,
India
Area served
Andhra Pradesh
Chhattisgarh
Karnataka
Odisha
Tamil Nadu
Telangana
Yanam (Puducherry)
Key people
ProductsBus transport, courier and parcel service
RevenueIncrease 51 billion (US$740 million)[1]
Number of employees
55,628
Websiteapsrtc.gov.in

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.

History[edit]

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.[4] 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.

Administration[edit]

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)[5] operating in 44.15 lakh kilometers and has a total of 426 bus stations and 126 bus depots.[4] From 30 January 2019, all the APSRTC vehicles in the state are registered as AP–39, followed by "Z" and four digits.[6]

Services[edit]

APSRTC operates various services, such as Vennela, Night Rider,[7] 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, Telugu Velugu, City Ordinary.[8]

Performance and earnings[edit]

As of February 2016, the organisation has a gross earnings of 30.50 (44¢ US) per km., with a loss of -465,000.8 million (US$−6.7 billion).[4]

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.[9][10]
  • Highest KMPL fuel efficiency for 2011-12 – Mofussil services and Vijayawada (urban division)[11]
  • Best Road Safety record for 2012–13[11]

Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation has a number of firsts to its credit in India.[4]

  • 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "APSRTC Equals Indian Railways in Ferrying Passengers". Outlookindia.com. Retrieved 11 March 2015.[permanent dead link]
  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. ^ a b c d "Profile". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  5. ^ "APSRTC - Profile". apsrtc.gov.in. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. ^ "New 'AP 39' code to register vehicles in Andhra Pradesh launched". The New Indian Express. Vijayawada. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  7. ^ V, Kamalakara Rao (26 March 2019). "APSRTC adds 2 Night Rider buses to fleet". The Times of India. Visakhapatnam. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Types of Coaches of A.P.S.R.T.C." A.P.S.R.T.C. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  9. ^ "RTC heads for split amid fears, anxiety". The Hindu. Vijayawada. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Largest Fleet of Buses". worldrecordholdersclub. 1 December 2012.
  11. ^ 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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