LATEST: TSRTC Overview 2015


#TSRTC Overview 2015 Formed: The origin of #APSRTC dates back to June 1932, 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 77 years, it has registered a steady growth from 27 to 22,333 buses with 778 bus stations, 216 Depots and 1, 881 bus shelters.

The Corporation’s buses cover 79.83 lakhs KMs. 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 Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Odisha and Chattisgarh.
The entire network is under the administrative control of 23 Regional Managers in 7 Zones. Zonal Head Quarters are at Hyderabad. APSRTC under the present name was established on 11th January 1958 in pursuance of the Road Transport Corporations Act 1950.

TSRTC Overview 2015

TSRTC is committed to provide consistently high quality of services and to continuously improve the services through a process of teamwork for the utmost satisfaction of the passengers and to attain a position of pre-eminence in the Bus Transport sector.
TSRTC Overview:
Corporate Philosophy
• To provide safe, clean, comfortable, punctual and courteous commuter service at an economic fare.
• To provide employee satisfaction in financial and humanistic terms.
• To strive towards financial self-reliance in regard to performance and growth.
• To attain a position of reputation and respect in the society.
Guiding Principles of TSRTC
• To provide efficient, effective, ethical management of the business.
• To assist the State administration in attaining good governance.
• To treat the customer, i.e. passenger, as a central concern of the Corporation’s business and provide the best possible service.
• To explore and exploit technological, financial and managerial opportunities and developments and render the business cost effective at all times.
• To regularly and constantly improve the capabilities of employees for higher productivity.
• To focus on service conditions and welfare of the employees and their families consistent with their worth to the Corporation.
• To fulfill its obligation to the State and Central governments by optimizing return on investment.
• To emphasize environmental and community concerns in the form of reducing air and noise pollution.
• To consciously conform to the policy guidelines of the State in its business operations.
• To reach a position of pre-eminence in bus transport business.
Types of Services:
Advance reservation facility is provided through Online Passenger Reservation System (OPRS) for the different types of services mentioned hereunder:
Sl.No     Type of bus Number of services
1 Vennela (AC Sleeper) 16
2 Garuda Plus (AC Semi-Sleeper Multi Axle) 49
3 Garuda (AC Semi-Sleeper Volvo / Benz / Isuzu) 116
4 Indra (2 + 2 AC Semi-Sleeper) 188
5 Super Luxury (2 + 2 Non-AC Pushback) 1979
6 Deluxe (2 + 2 Non-AC) 591
7 Express (3 + 2 Non-AC) 729


TSRTC Advance reservation facility is provided for 3,668 services of different types mentioned above. A total of 1.41 lakh seats are offered daily for advance/current reservation.

Services are operated connecting major cities and towns in
• Andhra Pradesh (Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Guntur, Eluru, Ongole, Nellore, Chittoor, Tirupathi, Anantapur, Kadapa, Kurnool etc.)
• Telangana (Hyderabad, Sangareddy, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Bodhan, Adilabad, Nirmal, Khammam, Bhadrachalam etc.) and
• Surrounding States (Mumbai, Pune, Shirdi, Nagpur, Bengaluru, Chennai, Vellore etc.)
TGSRTC follows two tier maintenance i.e. preventive maintenance of buses at Depots and major repairs / overhauls at Work Shops. To serve this purpose Corporation has constructed 7 Retreading Shops and 7 Work Shops. The Bus Body Building Unit in Hyderabad builds more than 600 bus bodies every year.
Modern and updated technologies have also been introduced. To provide thorough cleaning in minimum possible time, 28 Automatic Washing Machines were installed at major Bus Stations and District Head Quarters depots at a cost of Rs. 28 millions. Each machine washes about 250 buses a day effectively.
To meet the requirement of power for Electric Trolley Bus Project a 10 M.W. Wind Energy Project was commissioned at Ramagiri in Ananthapur district in the month of Oct’95.
The cost of the project is Rs. 400 million. Till such time the Electric Trolley Bus System is grounded, the generated power from the wind farm is being utilised for all zonal workshops , all zonal tyre retreading shops ,major bus stations ,bus body building works and head office units (in total 23 High tension units).The average generation of power from and energy project is 12 million K.W.H. per annum.

TSRTC at a Glance Formation

  1. a) As Department of Nizam State Railway. June 1932.
  2. b) As Department of Hyderabad State Government. 01-11-1951.
  3. c) As A. P. S. R. T. C. 11-01-1958.
  1. Entered Guinness world record for owning largest fleet of buses in 1999.

III. The Trail blazer on the Road

Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation has been leading by an example. It 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.
  1. Size at inception (1932).
  1. a) Number of Buses. 27
  1. b) Number of Employees. 166
  1. c) Capital Investment. (Rs. in Lakhs). 3 .93
V. TSRTC Overview (UPTO JULY 2015)
a) Number of Depots. 95  
b) Number of Regions. 11  
c) Number of Zones. 3  
d) Zonal Work Shops 2  
e) Bus Body Building Unit 1  
f) Tyre Rtreading Shops 3  
g) Printing Press 1  
h) Transport Academy 1  
i) Staff Training Colleges


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