TSRTC corporation

 

Telangana State Road Transport Corporation

Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (abbreviated as TSRTC) is a state-owned corporation that runs bus transport services to and from the Indian state of Telangana. It was formed in 2014 by splitting the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation.[2] Many other Indian metro towns in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Odisha and Chhattisgarh are also linked with the services of TSRTC. It serves about 6 million passengers every day, having three zones and services operating through 99 depots.[3]

తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర రోడ్డు రవాణా సంస్థ
Telangana State Road Transport Corporation
Company type Public Sector Corporation under the Ministry of Transport of the State Government of Telangana
Industry Public transport bus service
Founded 2 June 2014
(9 years ago)
Headquarters

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India
Area served
Key people
V.C.Sajjanar, IPS (Vice-Chairman and MD)
Revenue Increase ₹130,400,000 (US$1.6 million)[1]
Number of employees
43,971 (Feb 2023)
Parent Ministry of Transport, Government of Telangana
Subsidiaries TSRTC Logistic Services, TSRTC College of Nursing, Ziva (Packaged Drinking Water)
Website www.tsrtc.telangana.gov.in

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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 27.03.2016, under the Road Transport Corporation Act, 1950. The Telangana government, on Monday, July 31, 2023 decided to merge Telangana State Road Transport Corporation with the government.[4NAIJALOUD MEDIA JOBS

TSRTC has three zones: Hyderabad Rural (HR), Greater Hyderabad (GHz), and Karimnagar (KRMR). It is further subdivided into 11 regions and 25 divisions. It has a fleet of 9,232 buses,[5] of which around 2,822 are hired vehicles. TSRTC buses undertake operations on 36,593 routes.

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TSRTC operates a number of different kinds of services, both for urban transport as well as intercity and villageNAIJALOUD MEDIA JOBS

Air-conditioned buses are branded as “Vajra”, “Garuda Plus”, “Garuda” and “Rajadhani” (previously known as Indra), “Lahari” (A/c Sleeper).

  • Vajra/Cyberliner

TSRTC started its new service named Vajra with tag line ‘Mobility Redefined’ and ‘Service At Doorstep’. These are the Mahindra’s COSMO 3.3 Liter BS-IV AC Buses. The goal of Vajra was to reduce the hassle of commuters having to travel to a bus station in Hyderabad in order to board an intercity service. Vajra bridged that gap by providing intercity services from various colonies in Hyderabad to WarangalNizamabadGodavarikhani and Karimnagar city.[6] Few buses are renamed as ‘Cyberliner’, for the IT employees in the Hyderabad.

  • Garuda Plus
Garuda Plus(Scania)

TSRTC operates multi-axle buses of Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and Scania branded as Garuda Plus buses. Designed for superior ride quality, these buses have reclining seats, while a few older buses also have calf rests. There are two/three LED TVs in each coach with pre-loaded movies depending on the make. As in Vennela, passengers are given a 500ml water bottle, a blanket and a packet of facial wipes. TSRTC operates Garuda plus buses on intercity and interstate routes between urban centers such as Khammam-Bengaluru, HyderabadAdilabad, Hyderabad-Karimnagar, Hyderabad-Mumbai, Hyderabad-Vijayawada, Hyderabad-Bengaluru, Nizamabad-Bengaluru, Nizamabad-Tirupati,[7] Warangal-Bengaluru, Godavarikhani-Bengaluru, Karimnagar-Bengaluru, Hyderabad-Pune, Hyderabad-Chennai, Hyderabad-Nagpur, Hyderabad-Bhadrachalam, Hyderabad-Kakinada.

  • Garuda & E- Garuda
E-Garuda

TSRTC operates bi-axle buses of Volvo and Isuzu make branded 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 is being phased out. Designed for superior ride quality, these buses have reclining seats. As in Vennela, passengers are given a 500ml water bottle, a blanket and a packet of facial wipes. Some popular Garuda routes are HyderabadWarangal and KarimnagarVijayawada.

TSRTC launched 10 Electric Intercity AC buses built by Olectra (CX2 model) which are branded as ‘E-Garuda’ on 16 May 2023. As of now these buses will ply between Hyderabad and Vijayawada.[8]

  • Rajadhani
Rajadhani A/c

TSRTC operates AC buses built on Ashok Leyland‘s 12M Viking chassis and Volvo 8400 City Buses branded as ”Rajadhani”. Introduced in 2011, these buses were earlier branded as Indra. Rajadhani buses act as 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 headquarters. These are also operated on high-frequency long-distance routes. Only water bottles are provided in these buses.

  • Lahari Sleeper
AC Sleeper

For the first time in the State, the TSRTC has introduced sleeper buses(both A/c[9] and Non-A/c[10]) into its fleet for the convenience of passengers travelling long distances. These buses ,which are AC sleeper are built on Ashok Leyland chasis and Non-A/c Sleeper cum seater are built on Eicher chasis. These buses have been named ‘Lahari’, which have been made available for the first time in the State, as an alternative to the services of private operators.

Mid-level servicesedit

Super Luxury Non A/c

Mid-level services are branded “Super Luxury”, “Deluxe” and “Express”.

  • Super Luxury

These are non-air conditioned 2+2 push back services which are run from major cities. These are video coaches in which various movies are played. Most of the buses are of Ashok LeylandTataEicher etc. Recently Tsrtc, has started inducting its own BS6 stage buses into its fleet. The first batch of BS6 Super luxury buses built on Ashok Leyland chasis was inaugurated in the capital city of Telangana.[11]

  • Deluxe Service

    Deluxe

These are non-air conditioned 2+2 services which are run as intercity services. The color of a Deluxe bus is violet. Most of the buses are of Ashok Leyland, Tata, Eicher, etc.

  • Express and Semi Express

These are non-air conditioned 3+2 services which are run as intercity services. The color of an Express bus is light blue and dark blue. Most of the buses are of Ashok Leyland, Tata, and Eicher.

TSRTC runs city route buses in urban areas like SuryapetMahabubnagarSiddipetGodavarikhani and Khammam.

Entry Level Service
Palle Velugu
Metro Express

Entry-level ordinary service is branded as “Palle Velugu” and “Mini-Pallevelugu”. These buses constitute the majority of TSRTC’s fleet, and are used to provide connectivity to villages and small towns. Palle Velugu are typically used on short routes connecting villages and small towns to larger towns.

Hyd City Metro Luxury A/C

Urban services

City buses in Hyderabad and Warangal are also branded in a similar fashion. Air-conditioned city buses are branded “Metro Luxury”. The city buses to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) are branded “Pushpak(Airport Liner)”. Mid-level city services are branded “Metro Deluxe” and “Metro Express” whereas the entry-level “Ordinary” buses are not given any name but are commonly referred to as a “City Bus”. These service categories should not be confused with local arrangements like “Merupu”, “Trisul” and “Ramabanam”.

Special Hire Services

TSRTC also provides buses for special hire to individuals and organisations for any purpose such as tours, pilgrimage, marriage transport, excursions etc.[12] All kinds of buses are available for Special Hire, each with their own tariff rate.[13]

Pushpak Airport Liner (Electric Bus)

TSRTC inaugurated 40 Electric buses[14] in the capital city, which is the first STU to add electric buses under FAME scheme and named it as ‘Pushpak Airport Liner‘, Which has replaced the ‘Tata Marcopolo AC‘ buses with ‘Olectra BYD eBuzz K9‘ buses which connects the Hyderabad International Airport from different locations in the city.

Hyderabad Pushpak Airport Liner bus routesedit

The following is a list of the airport bus routes operated by TSRTC in Hyderabad.

Routenumber Origin Destination
AB Route RGIA BHEL
AC Route RGIA JBS (via Care hospital)
AM Route RGIA JBS (via Secretariat)
AJ Route RGIA JNTU college
AL Route RGIA LB Nagar

Cargo Servicesedit

Cargo & Parcel Service

In June 2020, TSRTC launched its Cargo Services in State.[15] These cargo vehicles were refabricated from older, retired passenger buses, and were launched with the goal of transporting governmental goods such as books, departmental materials, question papers and answer sheets for educational institutions and other goods being supplied by the government. Each depot has been supplied with 2 cargo vehicles, and are available for hire by private parties as well.

During the COVID-19 crisis, TSRTC cargo vehicles were used extensively to transport pharmaceuticals and medicinal supplies, as well as farm goods, groceries, and other logistics for the government.[16