About TSRTC :

  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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

Divisions :

  • 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, of which around 2,822 are hired vehicles.
  • TSRTC buses undertake operations on 36,593 routes.

Types of services :

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

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 Leyland, Tata, Eicher 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.


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 :

  • 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.


Palle Velugu :

  • 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.


Cargo Services

  • In June 2020, TSRTC launched its Cargo Services in State.
  • 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