The origin of APSRTC dates back to June1932, 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 75 years, it has registered a steady growth from
27 to 19,614 buses with 765 bus stations, 202 Depots and 1,880 bus shelters.
The Corporation's buses cover 68.48 million KMs. and carry
134.30 million people to their destinations every day. They connect 24,336
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, Orissa and Chattisgarh.
The entire network is under the administrative control of 22
Regional Managers in 6 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.