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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 in the buses operating both in cities / towns and mofussil areas. The details such as various types of passes under issue and their tariffs are given at Annexure 'A'. The brief gist of each category of passes is as under.
STIDENTS BELOW 12 YEARS OF AGE.

n pursuance of the policy of Andhra Pradesh State Government, Corporation has implemented the facility of issuing free bus passes to all the students below 12 years of age w.e.f. 01.02.1984, to travel free from the residence to school and back, irrespective of whether the Institution is of Government, aided or private one. There is no distance restriction for availing the bus pass. The facility is available in cities / towns and in rural areas.

Eligibility: The School / Institution shall be of Govt., Govt. aided or private registered one. The Head of the Institution shall certify the date of birth and bonafides of the students. Free route pass between residence and school will be issued by the nearest Depot Manager.

FREE TRAVAL BUS PASSES TO GIRL STUDYING UPTO CLASS X AND BELOW.

Based on the decision of the Government of Andhra Pradesh vide letter No.12540/Tr.III(2)/2000-1, dt.21.08.2000, Corporation has implemented free travel facility to all girl students upto an upper age limit of 18 years, studying Class X and below. This facility is extended for travel between the residence and school by ordinary services upto a maximum distance of 20 KMs. in rural areas and 22 KMs. in cities / towns.

Eligibility: Girl students up to an upper age limit of 18 years studying class X and below shall be issued with free route pass between the residence to school and back upto a maximum distance upto 20 KMs. in rural areas and 22 KMs. in cities / towns. The students studying in Govt., Govt. aided or private registered school are eligible for which the Head of the school shall certify the date of birth and bonafides of the students.

STUDENT PASSES IN CITIES / TOWNS.

The students studying in the colleges located in cities / towns are issued with slab rated quarterly route bus passes for a minimum slab of 4 KMs. to 22 KMs. maximum.

These students are also issued with Monthly as well as Quarterly General bus tickets on the strength of which they are allowed to perform unrestricted journeys.

Eligibility: The school / college / higher educational and Technical institution where the student is studying shall have recognition of the State or Central Govt. The courses shall be of full time in nature. The students shall not be in receipt of any stipend / fellowship and should not have been employed. The institution shall have affiliation to any Board or University of the State / Central Govt. which conducts examinations and issues certificates. The students shall obtain certification of the Head of the Institution in the application form prescribed and submit to obtain the bus pass from the nearest Unit Manager.

STUDENTS OF HIGH SCHOOLS / COLLEGES.

Students above 12 years of age studying in various schools / colleges, Higher Educational Institutions, Technical Institutions including private unaided Cooperative Junior Colleges and ITIs which are of the Government or recognized by the Andhra Pradesh State Government or Central Government or by the Government Board or affiliated to University are issued slab rated Monthly route bus passes whose tariff is based on the distance involved, valid for travel by the Ordinary buses only. These passes are issued for travel upto a maximum distance of 35 KMs. in case of students of Colleges / Higher Educational Institutions and upto 20 KMs. in respect of High School Students.

Eligibility: The school / college / higher educational and Technical institution where the student is studying shall have recognition of the State or Central Govt. The courses shall be of full time in nature. The students shall not be in receipt of any stipend / fellowship and should not have been employed. The institution shall have affiliation to any Board or University of the State / Central Govt. which conducts examinations and issues certificates. The students shall obtain certification of the Head of the Institution in the application form prescribed and submit to obtain the bus pass from the nearest Unit Manager.

SPECIAL GENERAL BUS TICKETS.
In addition to all the above types of bus passes, Corporation is also issuing Special Monthly General bus tickets in cities / towns to the students who are studying Job Oriented Courses. These bus passes are priced a little higher than the tariff charged to other regular students.
EXCLUSIVE TRIPS TO SPECIAL SCHOOL / COLLEGES.

Corporation operates exclusive buses to special schools / colleges, where the number of students utilizing the facility is not less than 60. This facility is available both in cities / towns and in rural areas.

Students numbering not less than 60 willing to avail exclusive student special shall be provided with exclusive bus facility. The minimum route length for operating the service is 16 KMs. in cities / towns and 20 KMs. in rural areas. The tariff shall be collected extra on pro-rata basis, depending upon the additional distance involved.

PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED BUS PASSES.

Corporation is issuing bus passes to the physically challenged, mentally retarded, blind, deaf & dumb persons to travel free by the buses operating in cities / towns. In case of services operating in rural areas, these physically challenged persons are allowed 50 % concession in normal fares. Escorts to blind and mentally retarded are allowed when accompanying them. These escorts are charged a nominal fee of Rs.5.00 per head per month for travel by city buses and at 50 % concession by mofussil buses.

  • Eligibility:
  • Physically challenged, mentally retarded, blind, deaf & dumb shall produce certificate issued by the District Medical Board concerned.
  • The blind are those in whom the sight is totally absent i.e., loss of sight in both eyes.
  • Mentally retarded person is he who is under the category of IQ-69 and below.
  • Orthopaedically challenged are those who have 40 % and above disability.
  • Escorts for mentally retarded and blind persons are allowed based on the certification of the Medical authorities.
  • Deaf & Dumb are those in whom the sense of hearing and speaking is fully nonfunctional for ordinary purpose of life. He does not hear / understand sound at all even with amplified speech.
GREATER HYDERABAD PASS.

The General commuters, students and NGOs are issued with "GREATER HYDERABAD" passes in twin cities and Krishnaveni Darshan and Visakha Darshan passes being issued in Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam cities respectively. The holder of this bus pass is allowed to perform unrestricted travel by city / suburban buses operating in that city in addition to availing the facility by Pallevelugu buses upto the destination and vice versa for which the ticket is purchased. The fare of this ticket is computed on the basis of monthly suburban General bus ticket plus the fare chargeable for the additional distance involved thereafter.

Eligibility: 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.

MONTHLY GENERAL BUS TICKETS.

These passes are issued in three categories viz., Ordinary, Metro Deluxe, Metro Express validating the holders of the pass to perform unrestricted journeys by the services applicable for which it is valid and operating in that city / town. The holders of superior class of bus passes viz., Metro Deluxe General bus ticket holders are allowed to travel by other lower class of services viz., Metro Express, Ordinary upto the valid limits.

Eligibility: 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.

Monthly General Bus Tickets are issued for travel by City Ordinary, Metro Express and Metro Deluxe services at a monthly cost of Rs.500/-, Rs.600/- and Rs.700/- respectively. Holders of the pass are permitted to perform unrestricted journey by the services for which the pass is valid.

BUS PASSES TO NGO's.

As per the policy of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, the NGOs i.e., Govt. employees working in twin cities, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Warangal are being issued Monthly General bus passes for travel by the city / suburban services operating in these cities to enable them to attend to their duties. The employees will pay 1/3rd cost of the General bus ticket while the balance 2/3rd cost is reimbursed by the Andhra Pradesh State Government.

Eligibility: AP State Government employees working in twin cities, Visakhapatnam, 
Vijayawada and Warangal and whose pay is below the scale of Rs.14860/- to 39540/-(pre-revised) , are issued NGOs bus passes priced at Rs.500/- and Rs.700/- for City and Sub-urban travel respectively. 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.

FREE BUS PASSES TO YOUTH ATTENDING INTERVIEWS.
Youth attending interviews conducted by the Government agencies like APPSC, DSC and State owned Public Sector Undertakings are issued "to & fro" free bus pass for which the Government of Andhra Pradesh will reimburse the cost of journeys in full to the Corporation.
MONTHLY SEASON TICKET (MOFUSSIL).
Monthly season tickets are issued to the regular commuters like office goers, students, business men etc., in rural areas upto a maximum distance of 100 KMs. (20 stages). These passes are of two types viz., Pallevelugu and Express Monthly season tickets. The tariffs of these passes are fixed basing on the distance the pass holder intends to travel from one stage to another.
MONTHLY ROUTE PASSES (CITIES / TOWNS).

Monthly route passes have been introduced for the benefit of general commuters to travel by the city / town services operating in Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada w.e.f. 01.04.2002. This facility is also extended in Warangal and Hanumakonda cities w.e.f. 01.06.2002. These passes are issued in three slabs i.e., upto 4 KMs., 8 KMs., and 12 KMs. Tariff for these passes is fixed at 20 days normal fare.

Eligibility: 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.

Monthly General Bus Tickets are issued for travel by City Ordinary, Metro Express and Metro Deluxe services at a monthly cost of Rs.500/-, Rs.600/- and Rs.700/- respectively. Holders of the pass are permitted to perform unrestricted journey by the services for which the pass is valid.

TRAVEL FACILITIES FOR MLAs AND MPs.
In accordance with the orders of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Corporation is allowing all the MLA's., their spouses and MP's hailing from A.P. to travel free by all its services viz., City, Pallevelugu, Express and AC Coaches. An attendant is allowed when MLA or spouse of MLA travel singly. When MLA and spouse of MLA travel together, they are not allowed to take one attendant. The Government of Andhra Pradesh have been reimbursing subsidy to the Corporation @ Rs.100/- per MLA, spouse of MLA and MP per month.
PASSES FOR FREEDOM FIGHTERS.
In pursuance of the policy of the Government, Corporation is issuing bus passes to all the Freedom Fighters of Andhra Pradesh who crossed 65 years of age and receiving pension either from the Government of Andhra Pradesh or from the Central Government. The Freedom Fighters holding passes are allowed to travel free by all types of services of the Corporation. The Government of Andhra Pradesh will reimburse the cost of travel to Corporation for the claim preferred which is based on the cost of operation from time to time.
EMPLOYEES' CHILDERN.
As a welfare measure to the employees of the Corporation, all the children of the employees studying in schools / colleges are extended student bus pass facility at an additional concession of 75 % over the rates of bus passes charged to other students.

 

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