Apsrtc (Andhrapradesh State Road Transport Corporation)

APSRTC is also otherwise known as Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation which is under the providence of public sector Road Transport Corporation of Andhra Pradesh State.It is acknowledged as the single corporation having the largest fleet in the world.This has been certified by the Guinness World Records for being the largest bus operator in the world.
The origin of APSRTC dates back to June1932, when it was first established as NSR-RTD (Nizam State Rail & Road Transport Department), a wing of Nizam State Railway in the erstwhile Hyderabad State, with 27 buses and 166 employees. During the past 74 years, it has registered a steady growth from 27 to 19,270 buses with 766 bus stations, 208 depots and 1,880 bus shelters.
The Corporation's buses cover 6.63 million KMs. and carry 127.87 million people to their destinations every day. They connect 24,336 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 Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa and Chattisgarh.
Present size
1.Number of Vehicles (As on 21.11.2010) : 23000# Number of Employees (As on 30.04.2009) : 99000# Number of Depots : 210# Number of Regions/Zones : 23/7
2.Number of Bus Stations : 523
3.Total Incl. Mandal Bus Stations : 523+242 = 765
4.No. of Passengers Transported/ day (in Millions) (Mar.'09) : 13.79
5.Total Number of routes (Feb.'08) : 7,508
6.Villages connected : 24,336
Bus services
APSRTC has been having a varied range of services to meet the different kind of needs of the people.It caters to the needs of both Urban and Rural commuters.Unlike in other states APSRTC also looks operates the buses with in the city regions of Hyderabad,Vijayawada,Visakhapatnam,Warangal,Tirupathi.
Intresting Facts of APSRTC
Initially, this transport system was started with 27 buses and was constantly developing. According to a statistics taken on 30 January 2009, the total calculated buses were 20972.
About 14 million passengers travel by APSRTC on a daily basis. This equals the passenger number of Indian Railways
This has been certified by the Guinness World Records on 31/10/1999 for holding the largest bus transportation system with 18, 397 buses.
The APSRTC received the 'Road Safety award' by 'Chartered Institute of Transport' based of United Kingdom.
The Government of India also honor the APSRTC, by presenting them 'Productivity and Fuel Efficiency Award' for many years, sometimes even consecutively.
Each and every buses owned by the APSRTC have its own exclusive registration numbers with the 'z' series. For instance, it has 'AP 12 Z 2008'.
And every rented bus by APSRTC has regular registration numbers. For instance, 'AP 11 X 2010'.
APSRTC is a pioneer in providing their bus services in the Southern parts of India. And it operates across states namely Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Orissa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, and Chhattisgarh.
Services offered to the people by the APSRTC are classified depending on the travel distance, destination, and also the luxury of coaches. City services have ordinary, metro deluxe (veera), metro express, seethala hamsa (A/C). Other long distance services include Garuda,Super Luxury, Meghdooth, and Sapthagiri.

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