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Andhra pradesh state road transport corporation provides transit facility in the state of andhra pradesh. It has in its
fleet approximately 18000+ buses. Due to its strength in terms of the fleet, the number of miles it covers daily, the total
number of employees, and connections to the adjacent states, APSRTC is considered as the largest state transport undertaking
in the world. APSRTC runs intercity and inter district buses within the state of Andhra pradesh. It also runs interstate
routes connecting to the adjacent states of Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Karnataka - KSRTC and Maharashtra. APSRTC runs air conditioned coach, sleeper coach, express buses, ordinary
buses and special service buses to cater the needs of the passengers. Andhra Pradesh has a total road network of 178,474
Kilometers with about 12 National Highways of 4014 Kms. and State Highways of 8763 Kms.
Find information about Control room telephone numbers, Depot complete information with address, public relations office, bus stations addresses and phone numbers. Ticket inquiry counter or ticket reservation counter details are provided too.
All the Freedom Fighters hailing from A.P. aged 65 yrs. and above (born on or before 13.09.1929) are allowed to travel freely
on all types of A.P.S.R.T.C. buses except AC buses within the State on the strength of their pension payment order. They
are issued passes on yearly basis.
Girl students upto an upper age limit of 18 years studying class X and below shall be issued with free route pass between
the residence to school and back upto a maximum distance upto 20 KMs. in rural areas and 22 KMs in cities/towns. The students
studying in Govt., Govt. aided or private registered school are eligible for which the Head of the school shall certify
the date of birth and bonafides of the students.
The School/Institution shall be of Govt., Govt. aided or private registered one. The Head of the Institution shall certify
the date of birth and bonafied of the students. Free route pass between residence and school will be issued by the nearest
Depot Manager. The maximum distance fixed is 22 KMs in cities/ towns and 20 KMs. in rural areas.
The school/college/ higher educational and Technical institution where the student is studying shall have recognition of
the State or Central Govt. The courses shall be of full time in nature. The students shall not be in receipt of any stipend/fellowship
and should not have been employed. The institution shall have affiliation to any Board or University of the State/Central
Govt. which conducts examinations and issues certificates. The Student shall obtain certification of the Head of the Institution
in the application form prescribed and submit to obtain the bus pass from the nearest Depot Manager.
Students numbering not less than 60 willing to avail exclusive student special shall be provided with exclusive bus facility.
The minimum route length for operating the service is 16 KMs in cities/ towns and 20 KMs in rural areas. The tariff shall
be collected extra on pro-rata basis, depending upon the additional distance involved.
Monthly General Bus tickets are issued for travel by City Ordinary, Metro Express and Metro Liner services at a monthly
cost of Rs.340/-, Rs.440/- and Rs.500/- respectively. Holders of the pass are permitted to perform unrestricted journey
by the services for which the pass is valid. General public are issued with monthly season tickets in rural areas and route
passes in cities/towns. The holders of this pass will be charged 20 days (one 'Up' and one 'Down') fare i.e., 1/3rd concession
allowing them to perform journey on all days of the month.
A.P. State Government employees working in twin cities, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Warangal and whose pay is below the
scale of 2930-5960 (prerevised), are issued NGOs bus passes priced at Rs.310/- and Rs.370/- for City and Sub-urban travel
respectively. The Controlling Officer will certify the bonafides of the NGO for obtaining this pass. The NGO will pay 1/3rd
cost of the pass and the balance 2/3rds cost will be reimbursed by A.P. State Government.
Travel As You Like Tickets are issued to all general public allowing the holder to perform un-restricted travel on that
day by the City/ Sub-urban services under operation in the city/ town. These tickets are available with conductors of all
services. There are two types of Travel As You Like viz., Travel As You Like Ordinary and Travel As You Like Metro. These
tickets offer the convenience of travel as many buses as possible with a single payment for the entire day.
These passes are issued to general public NGOs of A.P. State Government and students. The cost of the pass is fixed at the
base rate of Sub-urban General bus ticket and additional fare beyond Sub-urban limits depending upon the distance involved.
For News papers with circulation above 50,000 eight Journalists & two photographers are issued free bus passes within the
District and concessional fare of 2/3rd of the actual fare on all District routes within the State. If the circulation is
less than 50,000 the above facility is extended to five Journalists and one photographer per News Paper. This facility is
extended to the personnel of private electronic media also. One accredited journalist is issued free bus pass within the
District in case of periodicals i.e. weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
All the Honorable members of legislative Assembly, their spouses and members of Parliament hailing from A.P. are allowed
to travel freely in all types of services of A.P.S.R.T.C. on the strength of Identity Card. Four seats in all types of services
and two berths in AC sleeper coaches are reserved exclusively for this purpose.
* Above information is an excerpt from Right to Information Act, 2005 manual on Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation
published on APSRTC official website. For complete information please read the complete manual on the official APSRTC website.
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