January 13, 2010

Andhra Pradesh - Transport - APSRTC review - Andhra Economy Topic


Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation or APSRTC is the public sector road transport corporation of Andhra Pradesh State, India. It is the largest bus transport system in the world.

APSRTC was established in 1932 as a unit of Nizam State Railways-Road Transport Division. The initial fleet consisted of 27 buses and has been expanded since to about 20972 buses as of 30 January 2009


On an average, APSRTC transports about 14 million passengers every day, equalling the number of passengers ferried byIndian Railways . It is the world's largest public transport organizations by bus fleetoffering a wide transportation services in the Southern states of India. This has been certified by the Guinness World Records for being the largest bus operator in the world. APSRTC operates across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Pondichery, Maharashtra, Orissa, Chattisgarh and Goa. The Corporation operates City services in Hyderabad - Secunderabad twin cities, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Tirupati and Warangal.

 Present size

  1. Number of Vehicles (As on 30.04.2009) : 20972
  2. Number of Employees (As on 30.04.2009) : 114036
  3. Number of Depots : 202
  4. Number of Regions/Zones : 23/7
  5. Number of Bus Stations : 523
  6. Total Incl. Mandal Bus Stations : 523+242 = 765
  7. No. of Passengers Transported/ day (in Millions) (Mar.'09) : 13.79
  8. Total Number of routes (Feb.'08) : 7,508
  9. Villages connected : 24,336

Bus services

Bus Services of APSRTC are classified into different categories based on the travel distance, Luxury of Coaches and destinations.

  • City Services:In Hyderabad, it operates Ordinary, Metro Express (Semi-luxury), Metro Liner (Veera-Luxury) and AC bus coaches. The non AC are operated in other major cities of Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada under different names.
  • Long Distance Service:APSRTC operates different classes of services connecting almost every major town in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It operates coaches between Hyderabad and State Capitals of Karnataka, Pondichery, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Chattisgarh and Orissa. For rural areas Gramani coaches are run.


  • It has entered into the Guinness Book of World Records on 31/10/1999, with 18,397 buses making it the largest bus fleet in the world.
  • APSRTC was honored with the 'Road Safety award' by United Kingdom based 'Chartered Institute of Transport'
  • 'Productivity and Fuel Efficiency Award' from Government of India has been given to APSRTC for many consecutive years.



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