Telangana State Road Transport Corporation
|తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర రోడ్డు రవాణా సంస్థ|
|Industry||Public transport bus service|
|Headquarters||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Telangana, AP, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Goa|
Number of employees
|Parent||Ministry of Road Transport, Government of Telangana|
Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) is a state-owned company that runs transport services within the Indian state of Telangana. It was formed in 2014 by splitting the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Many other Indian metro towns in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Odisha and Chhattisgarh are also linked with the services of TSRTC. It serves about 89.4 lakh passengers every day, having three zones and Services operating through 95 depots.
Road transport corporation in Telangana State was first established as NSRRTD (Nizam State Rail & Road Transport Department), a wing of Nizam State Railway in the erstwhile Hyderabad State, in 1932, with 27 buses and 166 employees. Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) was established on 11 January 1958 in pursuance of the Road Transport Corporations Act 1950. Consequent upon bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh state into Telangana and residual Andhra Pradesh, TSRTC operated as a separate entity from 03.06.2015. The Government of Telangana has subsequently established Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), on 27.04.2016, under the Road Transport Corporation Act, 1950.
TSRTC has three zones, Hyderabad, Greater Hyderabad and Karimnagar. It has 13 regions, 95 depots and 357 bus stations. TSRTC buses undertake operations on 3,687 routes, having an approximate fleet of 10,460 under its wing.
Types of services
TSRTC operates various kinds of services catering to the needs of people from all walks of life connecting villages towns and cities. TSRTC brands its services based on the level of comfort.
Air conditioned buses are branded "Vennela", "Garuda Plus", "Garuda" and "Rajadhani" (previously known as Indra).
Vennela is the most expensive and comfortable service operated by TSRTC. Vennela translates to moon in Telugu. These are Isuzu buses fabricated by JCBL with sleeper berths arranged perpendicular to the body similar to a first class train. Each berth has its own LED TV with pre-loaded movies. Value added services include a 500ml water bottle, facial wipes and blanket. There are currently only three Vennela buses in TSRTC. All of them are operated to Bengaluru out of Picket depot in Secunderabad.
TSRTC operates Multi axle buses of Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Scania make as Garuda Plus buses. Designed for superior ride quality, these buses have reclining seats. Few old buses also have calf rests. There are two/three led tv s in each bus with pre loaded movies depending on the make. As in Vennela, passengers are given a 500ml water bottle, blanket and a packet of facial wipes. TSRTC operates Garuda plus buses on long distance interstate routes. Buses are operated in various routes like Hyderabad-Adilabad, Hyderabad-Mumbai, Hyderabad-Vijayawada, Hyderabad-Bangalore, Nizamabad-Bangalore, Nizamabad-Tirupati, Warangal-Bangalore and Karimnagar - Bangalore etc.
TSRTC operates bi-axle buses of Volvo and Isuzu make as Garuda. There have been no additions to the fleet since 2009 apart from a few Vennela which were downgraded as Garuda. This class of service will be phased out slowly. Designed for superior ride quality, these buses have reclining seats.As in Vennela, passengers are given a 500ml water bottle, blanket and a packet of facial wipes.The famous routes of Garuda is Hyderabad-Warangal and Vijayawada.
TSRTC operates AC buses built on Ashok Leyland's 12M Viking chassis as Rajadhani. Introduced in 2011, these buses were earlier branded as Indra. Rajadhani buses act a bridge between mid level service "Super Luxury" and premium service "Garuda Plus" . These buses are generally operated to state capital Hyderabad from various district head quarters. These are also operated on high frequency long distance routes.
Mid level services
Mid level services are branded "Super Luxury", "Deluxe" and "Express".
These are Non a/c 2+2 push back services which run from major cities.These are video coaches in which various movies are played.Most of the buses are of Ashok Leyland , Tata , Eicher etc.
These are Non a/c 2+2 services which run run as intercity services.The colour of Deluxe bus is Violet.Most of the buses are of Ashok Leyland , Tata , Eicher etc.
Entry level services
Entry level ordinary service is branded "Pallevelugu". City buses in Hyderabad are also branded in a similar fashion. Air conditioned city buses are branded "Metro Luxury" and "City Sheetal" where as the buses to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport are called "Pushpak". Premium city buses are branded as "Metro Deluxe" and "Metro Express" where as the entry level "Ordinary" buses are not given any name. These service categories should not be confused with local arrangements like "Merupu", "Trisulam" and "Ramabanam".
Advance reservation facility is provided through Online Passenger Reservation System (OPRS) for the different types of services mentioned hereunder:
|Type||Number of Services|
|Garuda Plus (AC Semi-Sleeper Multi Axle)||32|
|Garuda (AC Semi-Sleeper Volvo / Isuzu)||36|
|Indra / Rajadhani (2 + 2 AC Semi-Sleeper)||109|
|Vennela (AC Sleeper)||4|
|Super Luxury (2 + 2 Non-AC Pushback)||504|
|Deluxe (2 + 2 Non-AC)||149|
|Express (3 + 2 Non-AC)||185|
NOTE: ALL BUSES ARE RESERVED by tsrtconline.in
Awards and achievements
- Highest KMPL fuel efficiency for the year 2014-15
- Award for Excellence 2016 - Best Bus Transportation
- ↑ "TSRTC AT A GLANCE".
- ↑ Krishnamoorthy, Suresh (16 May 2014). "It will be TGSRTC from June 2". The Hindu. Hyderabad. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
- ↑ "TSRTC BUSES Complete Information". rtc.telangana.gov.in. Retrieved 24 Nov 2015.
- ↑ Srinivas, K. "RTC Bifurcation into APSRTC, TSRTC soon". The Hans India. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
- ↑ TSRTC bags mileage award
- ↑ TSRTC bags two major awards
- ↑ TSRTC gets award for excellence
- ↑ TSRTC bags award for the second time