20 May 2020, 05:35 pm By Rohit Sindhu
APSRTC Buses to start from May 21, Online Ticket Booking Open, Govt Officials

APSRTC Buses from May 21- Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) on Wednesday announced to resume Bus transport services from May 21. RTC has opened Online booking of tickets for APRTC result. Based on a source intra-state bus services in Andhra Pradesh are going to resume from tomorrow as APSRTC has made arrangements keeping social distancing and MHA guidelines in view. AP State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is likely to resume its intra-state service from Thursday. Based on official Govt sources there is planning and various views are under consideration to initially operate APSRTC Bus services in Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam, and wearing of face masks would be made necessary said sources.

Following physical distancing norms are mandatory for passengers. Public transport department commissioner Madireddy Pratap was supposed to brief the media on Tuesday, but the meeting was cancelled and the commissioner is likely to make an official announcement on Wednesday. Bookings through APSRTC’s website, apsrtconline.in/oprs-web/, are possible only with mobile numbers registered on the Spandana portal and which are accepted by the district administration as per the government guidelines.

A senior RTC official told TNIE on the condition of anonymity that the APSRTC department is set to operate around 12,600 buses across the Andhra Pradesh state every day before a lockdown. On an average, the daily ridership and revenue earning of the RTC were around 65-70 lakh and Rs 13-Rs 15 crore, respectively. After the enforcement of the lockdown, the department has incurred a cumulative loss of Rs 700 crore, he added. Now it has been planned to run RTC Bus services from May 21.

APSRTC Online Ticket Booking Registration-

At official website of APSRTC Corporation the online registration is open at apsrtconline.in/oprs-web/ Passengers can book their tickets online at Corporation website.