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1.NAVYA CAT (Concessional Annual Travel) CARD

The existing CAT card is rechristed as Navya CAT card duly rationalizing the denominations. Navya CAT cards have been introduced w.e.f 06.03.2013.. Any passenger intending to purchase Navya CAT Card must be above 5 years of Age and there is no upper age limit to become member of Navya CAT Card. The customer will be issued with an identity card, duly affixing a photograph incorporating user’s personal profile. The existing CAT card holder can continue with the CAT card till its expiry.

  • FRESH CARD:  The tariff of Navya CAT card is Rs 250/- with one year validity.
  • RENEWAL CARD:  Only one single denomination of Rs 150/- for renewal every year.
  • ADD ON CARD: All the fresh & renewal “Navya CAT Card” holders are eligible to get “Add on Navya CAT Card” @  `100/- to maximum four family members viz., spouse, Sons & Daughters (unmarried), which will be issued at the Depot where parent card is purchased.
  • A concession of 10% is given to the Navya CAT card holders in all types of Intra & Interstate services except AC and City services.
  • ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION An additional compensation of Rs 1.75 lakhs for fresh card and Rs 2 lakhs for renewal card shall be provided in case of death of Navya CAT card holder, while traveling in APSRTC bus due to accident. “Add on Navya CAT Card” holder is also eligible for additional compensation as of parent Card i.e., Fresh / Renewal Navya CAT Cards.
  • Renewal of Navya CAT Cards is allowed up to one month after completion of validity.
  • 10% concession is given on the ticket fare except on minimum fare.
  • Navya CAT card is not transferable. If lost, fresh card has to be purchased.
  • Card should be produced for availing upto 10% concession and also to checking official on demand.
  • No other concession is applicable to the Navya Cat card holder.
  • Duplication of the card in any form is not valid for travel.

2.VANITHA FAMILY CARD : Will be issued to all the members mentioned in White Ration Card.

  • TARIFF: Rs.100/- Vanitha Family Card isuued in the name of Woman.
  • TARIFF: Rs.100/- Vanitha Family Card isuued in the name of Woman.
  • CONCESSION: 10% concession will be extended to the family members either to travel individually or in group.
  • VALIDITY: The validity of the card is two years and valid to travel on all Pallevelugu and Express Buses.
  • ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION: There will be compensation payable to the extent of Rs. One Lakh per member for loss of life in case of accident while travelling in APSRTC Bus.

    3.VIHARI CARD : Vihari cards were introduced w.e.f 06.03.2013 replacing JHT, IJHT and CGC.

    • Tariff: Tariff of the Vihari card is Rs.550/- .
    • Validity: Valid for 7 days in all Intra and Interstate services (Non A/C) except Indra, Garuda, Garuda Plus and Vennela services (A/C) of APSRTC.
    • Concession: The card holder is entitled for 50% concession in all types of services except AC buses during the validity period. Reservation of ticket is allowed at Bus Station and ATB counters in advance.
    • There is no separate card for children. 50% concession on the applicable ticket fare (for adult/ child) shall be given to the Vihari card holder.
    • Cancellation of Vihari Card : Cancellation of Vihari Card shall be allowed on surrendering the card at the place of purchase before 00.00 Hrs of the day prior to the day of the commencement of the validity of the card duly deducting 25% of the card value i.e., to refund Rs 375/- only.
    • The card can be purchased 7 days in advance.
    • Existing cancellations rules shall be applied for cancellation of the tickets booked on the strength of Vihari Card.
    • This card Is Invalid in the absence of Signatures of the card holder and issuing authority with seal and the card is not transferable.
    • Modifications of validity period is not allowed.
    • Once the validity period / Journey commences no refund Is allowed.
    • Advance reservation of seat can be made at Bus Station or ATB counters.
    • This card is not valid in special services operated with 1.5 times fare during Special occasions/ Jatharas
    • Un - authorised writing/ alterations etc., result in confiscation of card and looses benefits / concessions entitled as Card holder.
    • Loss of Card entails in purchase of fresh ticket by paying difference of fare for the journey performing on par with the regular fare paying passengers.
    • Corporation Is not responsible for any claims In case of enroute failures etc., and non-operatlon of services for reasons beyond its control.
    • Duplication of card in any form Is not valid for travel.

    BENEFITS:

    • It is the right product to have hassle free ride for 7 days with 50% fare discount In all Non A/C Intra & Interstate services at APSRTC.
    • As a general rule of thumb you Intend to travel for 7 days delivers better value for money you spent.
    • It entitles the holder to unlimited travel for 7 days.
    • It makes your sightseeing / tour / Pilgrimage experience more joyful and cost efficient.
    • Need not count your journeys in 7 days.
    • Travel more & Save Purse.

    4.Silver Cards :

    • Silver are issued separately for Pallevelugu and Express types.
    • Silver cards are issued upto 75 Kms with 5 Kms slabs.
    • Passengers intending to travel from 76th km to 100th Km are facilitated to travel with a single slab tariff of 80 Kms fare.
    • There are no child tickets for Silver Cards.
    • For first two stages Silver cards is not issued for Express buses.
    • Toll Plaza User Fee shall be collected from the Silver Card holders  while travelling in the bus wherever applicable.

    VALUE ADDITONS

      • PVG Silver Card holder can travel in Express services with Combi ticket of Rs.5/- and Express Silver Card Holders to travel in Deluxe Buses with combi ticket of Rs.10/- on the specified routes.
      • Silver Card holders are allowed to travel in NON-STOP express buses also.
 
Pallevelugu Tariff in Rs.
EXP Tariff in Rs.
KMS
Chargeable KMS
Pallevelugu SILVER Card (Monthly)
Express SILVER Card (Monthly)
0-5
5
200
NO TICKET
6-10
10
280
NO TICKET
11-15
15
400
520
16-20
20
480
680
21-25
25
600
840
26-30
30
720
1000
31-35
35
840
1160
36- 40
40
960
1320
41-45
45
1080
1480
46-50
50
1200
1640
51-55
55
1320
1800
56-60
60
1440
1960
61-65
65
1560
2120
66-70
70
1680
2280
71-75
75
1800
2440
76-100
80
1920
2600
 

5.TRAVEL AS YOU LIKE:

Travel as you like tickets are made available to the passengers of Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam cities. It enables the commuters to travel anywhere to any where any number of times in a calendar day in all types of city services except A/c services. Single denomination TAYL with a tariff of Rs 70/- was introduced to facilitate the passengers to travel in all types of city services except A/C services with a single Travel As You Like Ticket duly dispensing the ordinary TAYL. TAYL ticket can be purchased one week in advance valid for the date up to 00.00hrs from the conductors and counters at important places of above cities.

TYPE
GREATER HYDERABAD , VIJAYAWADA, VISAKHAPATNAM, WARANGAL.
TAYL
70.00
  • COMBI TICKET FACILITY TO TAYL TICKET HOLDERS :

TAYL ticket holders shall be permitted to travel by AC buses with a combi ticket @ Rs.20/- per each journey as being done for existing GBT holders.

6.ATB (Authorised Ticket Booking) Agents:
  • 2118 ATB Agents are available all over the state.
  • In addition to booking of tickets the ATB agents are also allowed to sell Navya CAT Cards, VIHARI Cards also.
7.Travel as You Like Tickets and Return Journey Tickets at Tirupati
Travel As You Like' and Return Journey Tickets are designed for the convenience of passengers visiting Tirupati. Following three (types of) package tickets have been designed duly covering the important pilgrim places around Tirupati
TIRUMALA - PAPAVINASAM
 
ADULT
CHILD
SINGLE JOUNEY
16/-
8/-
RETURN JOURNEY
29/-
15/-
TPT-TML-PPV -TML -TPT
 
ADULT
CHILD
RETURN JOURNEYTICKET
109/-
55/-
(RJT Valid for 48 Hours)  
TIRUPATI – KANIPAKAM
 
ADULT
CHILD
SINGLE JOURNEYTICKET Express
62/-
31/-
  Deluxe
70/-
35/-
RETURN JOURNEYTICKET Express
112/-
56/-
  Deluxe
126/-
63/-
TIRUMALA – TIRUPATI GHAT ROAD SERVICES
 
ADULT
CHILD
Deluxe 49/- 25/-
EXPRESS 44/- 22/-
SUPER LUXURY 57/- 28/-
RETURN JOURNEY    
EXPRESS 80/- 40/-
Return Journey Ticekets for Tirumala- Tirupati Ghat Road (10 % Discount)

 8.FREE TRAVEL FACILITY FOR LONG DISTANCE PASSNEGERS
To attract more long distance (250 Kms and more) passengers into the fold of APSRTC, free pick up and dropping facility is extended by city and district buses (bound to peripheral colonies) from their residence to the Journey origin point and on arrival at main bus station to reach      their places of residence in the peripheral areas (In Hyderabad, Vijayawada & Visakhapatnam).
9.TREATS (Travel Regularly and Earn an Additional (free) Trip) SCHEME
Within a span of 60 day if a passenger enrolled in TREATS performs 5 trips in any of the routes like HYD-Vijayawada, HYD-Bangalore and HYD-Adilabad, he is offered the 6th trip free.
10.Tirumala Tirupati link tickets through Trains and Buses
Pilgrims travelling to Tirumala can purchase Tirupati to Tirumala tickets either at their respective railway stations or in the buses. This relives them of waiting in the queue at Tirupati Bus Stations.
11.Accommodation linked tickets to Shiridi
On selected routes like Hyderabad to Shirdi, accommodation linked tickets to the passengers, through which they can book even their accommodation right from the boarding place. The accommodation linked to journey ticket by Volvo from Hyderabad to Shirdi costs Rs 1718 /- and Rs 1154/- by Super Luxury Buses.
12.COMMON STAGES FOR CITY AND DISTRICT SERVICES WITHIN TWIN CITIES

10 Sectors have been identified with a route length of 10 Kms from MGBS and JBS under the scheme.

All District Ordinary Buses stop at all city bus stages within City limits upto 10 Kms in Twin cities.

Under the scheme, city passengers are allowed to travel on a flat fare of Rs.5/- and city bus pass holders are allowed to travel free on the strength of GBT/SGBT in District Palle Velugu (Ordinary) buses.

13. 12666 

A unique telephone number system has been introduced to enable the passengers to easily access any bus station in the state by simply prefixing the STD code with 12666. Presently

237 bus stations are connected through this system.

14.e-Ticketing: 
e-Ticketing system enables passengers to book their tickets from any where to anywhere right from their home or office with the click of a mouse.
15.OPRS – ONLINE PASSENGER RESERVATION SYSTEM
To give passengers a facility to book their advance reservation of seats from anywhere to anywhere, OPRS system is being introduced. This system is introduced in 63 important and major Bus Stations. The passengers can book their tickets from any Bus Station counters or     from any ATB Agent.
16.Reservation through e-Seva centres
A proposal is under process for collaborating with the state government’s e-Seva centres for providing seat reservation facility.The state wide network of e-Seva centres is expected to increase the reservation business by leaps and bounds.
 17.HAIL & BOARD, ALIGHT ON REQUEST
For the added convenience and to attract more passengers Pallevelugu services are stopped wherever the passenger hails the hand enroute and all the buses are stopped to allow the passengers to alight on request at their choice places.
18.Reservation of Tickets through Credit Cards
Advance reservation of tickets with Credit / Debit cards facility is available at MGBS/Hyderabad and JBS/Secunderabad duly having a tie up with Citi-Bank.
19.CANCELLATION AND REFUND RULES:
The ticket Cancellation slabs and the amount eligible for refund is given by the following table.
Notice of Cancellation
Amount deducted
More than 48 hrs before the Sch. Dep. of The bus Only reservation charges.
From 48 hrs. before and upto 24 hrs. before the Sch. Dep. Time of the bus 10% of the actual fare + reservation charges.
From 24 hrs. before and upto 2 hrs. before the Sch. Dep. Time of the bus 25% of the actual fare + Reservation charges.
upto 1 hr. before Sch. Dep. of the bus at the Origin (Paper tickets through agents, e-tickets...) 50% of the actual fare + Reservation charges.
Within 1 hr of Sch. Dep/ After Sch. Dep of the bus at the Origin (Paper tickets through agents, e-tickets...) No Refund
Upto Sch. Dep Time of the bus ( For printed stock tickets purchased in RTC Bus Stations) 50% of the actual fare + Reservation charges.
upto 1 hr. after Sch. Dep. of the bus ( For printed stock tickets purchased in RTC Bus Stations) 75% of the actual fare + Reservation charges.
After 1 hr. of Sch. Dep of the bus( For printed stock tickets purchased in RTC Bus Stations) No Refund
 

BUS PASSES FACILITY TO DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF COMMUTERS

INTRODUCTION

As a social obligation on part of the Andhra Pradesh State Government, A.P.S.R.T.C. is extending various types of free/concessional bus passes facility to different categories of commuters to travel by it's buses operating both in cities / towns and mofussil areas.

MONTHLY SEASON TICKETS.

To provide concessional travel to the daily commuters in mofussil area, SEASON TICKET SYSTEM was introduced. Under this system, a commuter can pay fare for 20 days and travel for entire month. These tickets are made available on all days throughout the month and valid for 30 days from the date of purchase. Thus, giving a concession of 33.33%.

Concession given on Bus Passes extended to various sections of society are:

i) Students below 12 years of Age extended 100% concession.

ii) Free travel bus passes to girl students studying up to class X and below are extended 100% concession.

iii) Student passes in cities/towns - slab rate concession working out to 75% fare concession.

iv) Students of High-schools/colleges in mofussil areas - slab rate concession working out to 75% fare concession.

v) Special general bus tickets - slab rated passes - concession working out to 40% concession.

vi) Exclusive trips to special schools - slab rated bus passes - working out to 60% concession fare.

vii) Physically challenged bus passes - 100% concession extended on city routes, whereas 50% concession only on mofussil areas.

viii) Greater Hyderabad Pass - 75% concession extended only to students.

6. NGOs BUS PASS:
AP State Government employees working in twin cities, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Warangal and whose pay is below the scale of Rs.8335/- to 17905/-(pre-revised) , are issued NGOs bus passes priced at Rs.500/- for City/Sub-urban travel. The Controlling Officer will certify the bonafides of the NGO for obtaining this pass. The NGO will pay 1/3rd cost of the pass and the balance 2/3rd's cost will be reimbursed by AP State Government. The NGO and Government are sharing the cost of GBT.NGO - CITY ORD at  Rs 235/- NGO CITY METRO EXPRESS and Rs 335/-NGO CITY METRO DELUXY Rs 435/-.
7. MONTHLY SEASON TICKETS /MONTHLY ROUTE PASSES /MONTHLY G.B.T:

General public are issued with monthly season tickets in rural areas and route passes in cities/towns. The holders of this pass will be charged 20 days (one 'Up' and one 'Down') fare i.e., 1/3rd concession allowing them to perform journey on all days of the month. GBT monthly tariff Rs.700/-, Metro Express Rs 800/- Metro Deluxy Travel Card Rs 900/-.Shetal Rs 1750/- Airport Metro Rs 1050/- Route Passes for General Commuters 4Kms Rs 280/- 8 Kms Rs 360/-, 12 Kms Rs 440/-, 16 Kms Rs 560/-, 18 Kms Rs 600/- 20 Kms Rs 640/-.

MMTS - RTC COMBINED TICKET (HYDERABAD & SECUNDERABAD) Rs 800/-.

Monthly General Bus Tickets are issued for travel by City Ordinary, Metro Express and Metro Liner services at a monthly cost of Rs.700/-, Rs.800/- and Rs.900/- respectively. Holders of the pass are permitted to perform unrestricted journey by the services for which the pass is valid.

8. GREATER HYDERABAD / KRISHNAVENI DARSHAN / VISAKHA DARSHAN:
These passes are issued to general public and students. The cost of the pass is fixed at the base rate of Suburban General bus ticket and additional fare beyond Suburban limits depending upon the distance involved.Vishaka/Krishnaveni GBT Rs 550/-(Kms Rs 100/2 Km).

 

 

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