TSRTC (Telangana State Road Transport Corporation) is a well-known operator for the people of Telangana and neighbouring states. Before the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, APSRTC was the state-owned transport corporation that solved the transit problems of the public. After the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, TSRTC was formed as a separate entity in 2014. Since TSRTC is a state-owned operator, it ensures that public transport is affordable for everyone in society. Besides offering public transport services in Telangana, TSRTC also operates on a few routes in Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, and other neighbouring states.
Different Types of TSRTC Buses
TSRTC is a renowned and large-scale bus operator in Telangana. It has a massive fleet of more than 9,100 coaches. Out of all the coaches operated by TSRTC, only 2709 are rented. Other coaches are permanently owned by TSRTC for serving the public. While travelling with TSRTC, passengers have multiple choices. It is because TSRTC operates multiple types of coaches, from luxury buses to economy coaches. One can choose a TSRTC bus based on travel requirements and budget. You can view all types of TSRTC buses available on any given route via redBus. Read on to know the bus types offered by TSRTC for passengers.
1. TSRTC Garuda Plus
Garuda Plus buses are premium and luxury buses operated by TSRTC. Usually, TSRTC operates Volvo, Scania, and Mercedes – Benz coaches under the banner of Garuda Plus buses. These buses have a length between 13 to 15 metres and offer world-class facilities to passengers. The seats of Garuda Plus buses are of premium quality. The adjustable seats on Gauda Plus buses come with calf support and a bottle holder. There is also a pouch in these seats for storing magazines, books, or other materials while travelling. For each seat, an individual reading light is offered on Garuda Plus buses.
While travelling long distances to/from Telangana, we often feel boredom. The same is not the case with Garuda Plus buses offered by TSRTC. There will be a 26-inch LED TV set in the front portion of the coach for passengers. There will also be a 19-inch TFT in the middle portion of the coach for enhanced visibility. While travelling on a Garuda Plus coach, you can enjoy a movie for free. Garuda Plus buses offered by TSRTC use air suspension technology to offer a jerk-free travel experience to passengers. Blankets, charging points, water bottles, and coat hangers are also available inside Garuda Plus buses for passengers. One can check the digital seat layout of a Garuda Plus on redBus before confirming the seats.
2. TSRTC Rajdhani
Rajdhani buses offered by TSRTC are air-conditioned buses with world-class amenities. Usually, TSRTC uses Ashok Leyland and Volvo 8400 buses under the banner name of Rajdhani. These buses were first introduced by APSRTC in 2011. At that time, these buses were operated under the brand name Indra. The fare of Rajdhani buses by TSRTC is a little lower than Garuda Plus buses. However, Rajdhani buses fall in the category of Premium services by TSRTC along with Garuda Plus buses. The seats of Rajdhani buses are designed ergonomically, similar to Garuda Plus buses. You will find adjustable seats with bottle holders and coat hangers in Rajdhani buses.
Rajdhani buses also offer individual reading lights and AC louvres to passengers. A public addressing system is also available on Rajdhani buses offered by TSRTC. Every Rajdhani bus has a 28-inch LED TV in the front portion for passengers. While travelling to their destination, passengers can enjoy a movie or show on Rajdhani buses. Side luggage and rear luggage compartment is available on Rajdhani buses for passengers. These buses also use the air suspension system to make your journey jerk-free. Charging points, curtains, and many other facilities are available on Rajdhani buses.
3. TSRTC Super Luxury
Not everyone might require an air-conditioned bus to travel in/around Telangana. TSRTC operates Super Luxury coaches for such passengers. These are non-AC coaches with fare rates lower than Garuda Plus and Rajdhani buses. Ashok Leyland, Tata, and Eicher buses are operated by TSRTC under the banner of Super Luxury buses. Even though the coaches are not air-conditioned, adjustable seats are still offered by TSRTC of Super Luxury buses. Ergonomic seats on Super Luxury buses consist of a bottle holder and a magazine holder.
Super Luxury buses by TSRTC also offer a central TV onboard for passengers. Passengers can enjoy movies or songs while travelling on the Super Luxury bus by TSRTC. TSRTC does not compromise passenger safety in any of its services. For the same rationale, Super Luxury buses are also fitted with an air suspension system. It will help passengers to have a jerk-free travel experience in Telangana. The floor of Super Luxury buses is made of a vinyl mat for increased grip. These buses have a 2+2 seating arrangement and abundant legroom for commuters. One can view more details about a TSRTC Super Luxury bus on redBus.
4. TSRTC Deluxe
Similar to Super Luxury buses, Deluxe buses are also not air-conditioned. These are non-AC buses with seater seats and a 2+2 seating arrangement. TSRTC usually relies on Deluxe buses for intercity services. Ashok Leyland, Eicher, and Tata buses are usually operated under the banner of Deluxe buses. Deluxe buses by TSRTC are violet-coloured coaches with all the required facilities. Since Deluxe buses come under the mid-level services offered by TSRTC, the fare is affordable. Even though Deluxe coaches are not air-conditioned, passengers will find adjustable and ergonomic seats onboard. An overhead luggage compartment, seat cover, seat pouch, and other facilities are available on a TSRTC Deluxe bus.
5. TSRTC Express
Express buses offered by TSRTC are not air-conditioned. These buses are used for extending transport facilities in urban areas like Siddipet, Suryapet, and Godavarikhani. Buses manufactured by brands like Ashok Leyland, Eicher, and Tata are used by TSRTC under the banner of Express buses. These buses have a 3+2 seat layout with ample legroom. TSRTC also operates some buses under the banner of Semi Express. Similar to Express buses, Semi Express buses are also non-AC. Both bus types include regular chairs that aren’t adjustable. Passengers will have the facility to store their luggage on an Express or Semi Express bus offered by TSRTC. To understand more about Express or Semi Express buses, you can visit redBus or the official website of TSRTC.
6. TSRTC Pallevelugu
TSRTC is a state-owned transport corporation responsible for connecting different locations in/around Telangana. For the same rationale, it came up with the Pallevelugu category of buses. These are entry-level buses used for transport to/from villages, towns, and lesser-known areas of Telangana. Most of the TSRTC’s fleet consists of Pallevelugu buses only. These buses run on short routes and connect small villages and towns of Telangana. Many villages in Telangana do not have a public transportation system, and Pallevelugu buses are the only option for them.
Pallevelugu buses are not air-conditioned but consist of ergonomic seats. Seats get filled up in Pallevelugu buses, and they offer frequent transfers within the state. TSRTC also operates a few coaches under the banner of Semi-Pallevelugu. These are similar to Pallevelugu buses operated in Telangana. Both Pallevelugu and Semi Pallevelugu buses have ordinary fares, so everyone can afford them. One can visit the official website of TSRTC to understand more about Pallevelugu and Semi-Pallevelugu buses.
7. TSRTC Metro Luxury Bus
Metro Luxury buses are offered by TSRTC for metropolitan areas like Hyderabad. These are AC buses with low floors and ample space. Daily commuters or office goers might not even sit in Metro Luxury buses for a short distance. They simply stand and grab the handholds places at frequent distances inside Metro Luxury buses. The seating arrangement of Metro Luxury buses is 2+2. However, some distance is left towards the back door of the bus for passengers to get in and off faster. If you are looking to travel short distances in metropolitan regions, Metro Luxury buses are the right choice.
8. TSRTC Metro Express
Metro Express buses are non-AC coaches operated by TSRTC. Since there is no air conditioning on a Metro Express coach, the fare is slightly less than that of Metro Luxury buses. These buses also have spacious interiors for passengers to get in and off quickly. For local transportation within metro locations, Metro Express buses are a good choice. Also, you will not dig a hole in your pockets while travelling on a TSRTC Metro Express bus. Keep your phone charged when travelling on a Metro Express bus by TSRTC. You might not find a charging point on a Metro Express bus.
9. TSRTC Metro Deluxe Bus
These buses are specially designed for local transport in metropolitan regions like Secunderabad and Hyderabad. These buses have wider windows for passengers to enjoy sightseeing during their trip. It is perfect for passengers coming to metropolitan regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Currently, only a limited number of Metro Deluxe buses are launched by TSRTC. In the future, TSRTC plans to launch more Metro Deluxe buses for local transport within metropolitan regions. The attractive colour scheme of a Metro Deluxe bus offers a vibrant vibe to tourists coming from different states.
Metro Deluxe buses are not only available for short distances. These buses have replaced traditional metro liners and will take you from one end of the city to another. The seats of Metro Deluxe buses offer comfort to the passenger without breaking their back. Other safety systems are also embedded in Metro Deluxe buses for passengers. These buses usually have a 2+2 seating arrangement with additional luggage space for passengers. Since the fare of Metro Deluxe buses is affordable, many tourists and daily commuters prefer them. One can understand more about a Metro Deluxe bus on redBus before reserving their seats.
10. TSRTC City Ordinary
These are ordinary buses without any air conditioners in Telangana. However, these buses have ergonomic seats and spacious interiors for passengers in Telangana. Since City Ordinary buses are widely used for local transportation, handholds are available for passengers. If the seats are full in a City Ordinary bus, passengers travelling for short distances can stand and grab the handholds. Sliding windows are also installed inside City Ordinary buses by TSRTC. Passengers can slide the bus window according to their comfort and requirement. Also, the fare of City Ordinary buses by TSRTC is affordable for everyone in the society.
11. Pushpak Airport Liner
TSRTC operates some special services for passengers and tourists in Telangana. One of the special services is Pushpak Airport Liner in the city of Hyderabad. There are more than 30 electric buses used by TSRTC under the brand name Pushpak Airport Liner. These buses are strictly used for transfers to/from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. These buses are perfect for tourists travelling to Hyderabad via a flight. They can use these buses to get to their hotels in Hyderabad. Pushpak Airport Liner connects the airport to several locations like JBS, Nampally, Aramghar, Secretariat, NMDC, Tarnaka, Uppal X RDS, and Shamshabad.
12. Special Hire
All buses are available under the Special Hire category extended by TSRTC. With the help of the Special Hire service, individuals or organisations can rent any of the TSRTC bus types. Often, individuals rent buses from TSRTC for pilgrimage, vacation, marriage, or other reasons. Similarly, organisations rent TSRTC buses for functions, award shows, and other purposes. The rate of rental is different for each type of TSRTC bus. Also, one must notify TSRTC in advance for renting a bus. Sometimes, TSRTC buses are also offered on rent based on availability by TSRTC. One can understand more about the rental tariff by visiting the official website of TSRTC.
In a nutshell
Besides the aforementioned bus services, TSRTC also offers cargo services in the state. Retired buses are used by TSRTC to transport question papers and documents for educational institutions. Cargo vehicles can also be rented by organisations in Telangana. One can also depend on redBus to collect information regarding coach types of TSRTC. redBus will offer complete information to the user before booking a TSRTC bus ticket. Check out TSRTC buses on redBus and book tickets now!