Assam State Transport Corporation
|Public Sector Corporation under the Ministry of Transport of the State Government of Assam|
|Industry||Public transport bus service|
|Headquarters||Paribahan Bhawan, Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati, India|
|Assam and adjoining states|
|Services||AC Hi-Tech Luxury bus service, Non AC Hi-Tech Luxury bus service, City bus service, Rural bus service, Inter-state bus service|
|Subsidiaries||Assam State Urban Transport Corporation|
Assam State Transport Corporation or ASTC (Assamese: অসম ৰাজ্যিক পৰিবহণ নিগম) is a state owned road transport corporation of Assam, which provides bus services within Assam and adjoining states. Assam State Transport was started as a State Government Department with four buses to run between Guwahati and Nagaon. Gradually the transport network of the department expanded throughout the state of Assam. The state transport department was converted to a corporation on 30 March 1970. All buses have the registration code AS-20.
ASTC operates a fleet of 585 buses including Hi-Tech Luxury (AC/Non AC) buses for long distances and Hi-Tech semi and mini deluxe bus services for city and rural areas. There are also many private buses operating under ASTC. In 2013, the corporation mooted a proposal to implement a Global Positioning System-based tracking system to ensure efficient city services.
The ASTC City bus service of Guwahati has 23 air-conditioned and 50 non-AC buses under (JNNURM) Phase-II. These city buses ply between Jalukbari-Noonmati, Jalukbari-Beltola via Paltanbazar, ISBT-Mirza and ISBT-Jagiroad routes. As per the direction of the urban development ministry - Assam State Urban Transport Corporation, a subsidiary of ASTC, was created for operating the new JNNURM buses in Guwahati. From January 2016, ASTC introduced the Volvo B7RLE A/C airport service from Ulubari VOLVO point, Guwahati to the LGBI Airport.
- Sharma, Pankaj (6 October 2013). "Tracking tool to 'rein in' city buses". The Telegraph. Guwahati. Retrieved 2015-02-18.
- "Boost to Public transport system in Guwahati". The Telegraph. Guwahati. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-22.
- "Need to revive ASTC: Sonowal". The Assam Tribune. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
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