Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation
is the state owned road transport
corporation in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh
. 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.
APSRTC was established in 1932 as a unit of Nizam's State Railways - Road Transport Division
. The initial fleet consisted of 27 buses and has been expanded since to about 20,972 buses as of 30 January 2009.
The network connects cities, towns and villages in the state. Every town has a Bus Depot
, which have administration to plan and oversee the operations. It operates in the cities of Hyderabad,karimnagar, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal, Tirupathi. It also operates to the neighboring states as per the agreement reached with the respective state bus corporations of Tamil Nadu
APSRTC serves about 14 million passengers every day, equal to the number of passengers ferried by Indian Railways
- Number of buses (As on 21 November 2010) : 23000
- Number of Employees (As on 30.04.2009) : 99000
- Number of Depots : 210
- Number of Regions/Zones : 23/7
- Number of Bus Stations : 523
- Total Bus Stations : 523+242 = 765