BUS PASSES ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
STUDENTS BELOW 12 YEARS OF AGE:
In 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 by ordinary buses upto a maximum of 20 KMs in rural areas and 22 KMs in cities/towns, irrespective of whether the Institution is of Government, aided or private one. The facility is available in cities / towns and in rural areas.
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 1'RAVEL BUS PASSES TO GIRL STUDENTS 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 up to 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 up to a maximum distance of 20 KMs. in rural areas and 22 KMs.in cities / towns .
The Students studying in Government, Government 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 I 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. The existing Student Quarterly Route Bus Pass tariff w.e.f. 10.06.2013 is furnished below.
a) Up to 4 Kms .. .. Rs.130.00
b) Up to 8 Kms .. .. Rs.160.00
c) Up to 12 Kms .. .. Rs.195.00
d) Up to 18 Kms .. .. Rs.225.00
e) Up to 22 Kms .. .. Rs.265.00
Student General Bus Ticket (Monthlv/Quarterly) :
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 in City Ordinary services in Greater Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Warangal. The exis~ing tariff w.e.f. 10.06.2013 is furnished hereunder.
a) SGBT - Monthly .. Rs.130.00
b) SGBT- Quarterly .. Rs.390.00
STUDENTS OF HIGH SCHOOLS/COLLEGES IN MOFUSSIL AREAS:
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 up to a maximum distance of 35 KMs.
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. The existing Student Route Bus Pass tariff up to 35 Kms. w.e.f. 10.06.2013 is furnished below.
a) Up to 5 Kms .... Rs.85.00
b) Up to 10 Kms .. .. Rs.I05.00
c) Up to 15 Kms .. .. Rs.135.00
d) Up to 20 Kms .. .. Rs.180.00
e) Up to 25 Kms . .. . Rs.225.00
f) Up to 30 Kms .. .. Rs.250.00
g) Up to 35 Kms .. .. Rs.270.00
SPECIAL GENERAL BUS TICKETS:
In addition to all the above types of bus passes, Corporation is also issuing Special Monthly / Quarterly 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.
The existing Special Student General Bus Ticket tariff w.e.f. 10.06.2013 are furnished hereunder.
a) Spl. SGBT - Monthly .. Rs.210.00
b) Spl. SGBT- Quarterly .. Rs.630.00
EXCLUSIVE TRIPS TO SPECIAL SCHOOLS I COLLEGES :
Corporation operates exclusive buses to special schools / colleges, where the number of students utilizing the facility is not less than 65. This facility is available both in cities / towns and in rural areas.
PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED BUS PASSES:
Corporation is issuing bus passes to the Physically challenged, mentally retarded, blind, deaf & dumb and dwarf 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 in District Ordinary, Express and Deluxe services. 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.
The eligibility criteria is as follows:
1. Physically challenged, mentally retarded, blind, deaf & dumb shall produce certificate issued by the District Medical Board concerned.
11. The blind are those in whom the sight is totally absent i.e., loss of sight in both eyes.
111. Mentally retarded person is he who is under the category of IQ-69 and below.
IV. Deaf & Dumb are those in whom the sense of hearing and speaking is fully non functional for ordinary purpose of life. He does not hear /
understand sound at all even with amplified speech.
v. Orthopaedically challenged are those who have 40 % and above disability.
VI. Escorts for men tally retarded .and blind persons are allowed based on the certification of the Medical authorities.
GREATER HYDERABAD I VISAKHA I KRISHNAVENI PASS:
The General commuters, students and NGOs are issued with Greater 'f' Hyderabad passes in twin cities and Krishnaveni Darshan and Visakha
/ Darshan passes 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 avail the facility by ordinary buses up to 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.
The existing Greater Hyderabad j ':,Tisakha j Krishnaveni tariff for Students w.e.f. 10.06.2013 are furnished hereunder .
a. Monthly Greater Hyderabad .. Rs.130j- + Rs.35j- for every
Krishnaveni j Visakha 2 Kms. beyond suburban limits
b. Quarterly Greater Hyderabadj .. Rs.390 j - + Rs.1 05 j - for every
Krishnaveni j Visakha 2 Kms. beyond suburban limits
The existing Greater Hyderabad j Visakha j Krishnaveni tariff for General Commuters w.e.f. 10.06.2013 are furnished hereunder.
a. Monthly Greater Hyderabad j .. Rs.700j - + Rs.100j - for every
Krishnaveni j Visakha 2 Kms. beyond suburban limits
b. Quarterly Greater Hyderabadj .. Rs.21 00 j - + Rs.300 j - for every
Krishnaveni j Visakha , 2 Kms. beyond suburban limits
MONTHLY GENERAL BUS TICKETS:
The General Commuters in twin cities of Hyderabad & Secunderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Warangal are being issued with Monthly
General Bus Ticket. These passes are issued In three categories VIZ., Ordinary, Metro Express, Metro Deluxe validating the holders of the pass to perform unrestricted journeys by the services applicable for which it is valid and operating in that city j town. The holders of superior class of bus passes viz., Metro Deluxe General bus ticket holders are allowed to travel by Metro Express, Ordinary up to the valid limits. The existing General Bus Ticket tariff w.e.f. 06.11.2013 is furnished hereunder:
I. GBT - Ordinary .. .. Rs.700.00
II. GBT - Metro Express .. .. Rs.800.00
III. GBT - Metro Deluxe .. .. Rs.900.00
IV. GBT - City Sheetal .... Rs.1750.00
V. AIRPORTMETRO (in Greater Hyd'bad) .... RS.I050.00
In addition to the above, Corporation have been introduced Monthly route passes for the benefit of general commuters to travel by the city j town services operating in Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada w.e.f. 01.04.2002. This facility is also extended in Warangal and Hanmakonda cities w.e.f. 01.06.2002. Tariff of these nRSS~S are fixed at 20 ORVS normal fare.
In addition to the above, the General Commuters are also being issued with P Route bus passes in Cities. The tariffs are -
a) Up to 4 Kms .. .. Rs.280.00
b) Up to 8 Kms .. . . Rs.360.00· .
c) Up to 12 Kms .... Rs.440.00
d) Up to 16 Kms .... Rs.560.00
e) Up to 18 Kms .... Rs.600.00
f) Up to 20 Kms .... Rs.640.00
BUS PASSES TO NGOs. :
A.P. State Government employees working in twin cities, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Warangal and whose pay is below the scale of Rs.14860 / - to 39540/-- are issued NGOs bus passes.
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 cost will be reimbursed by AP State Government. The existing NGO bus pass tariff w.e.f.06.11.2013 are furnished hereunder.
1. NGO GBT - Ordinary .. Rs.235.00
II. NGO GBT- Metro Express .. Rs.335.00
III. NGO GBT- Metro Deluxe .. Rs.435.00
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 up to 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.
LEGISLATORS & Ex-LEGISLATORS, THEIR SPOUSE AND MPs. :
In accordance with the orders of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Corporation is allowing all the Legislators & Ex-Legislators, their spouse and
MPs hailing from the A.P. to travel free by all its services viz., City, Pallevelugu, Express, AC Coaches. An attendant is allowed when Legislators & Ex-Legislators, their spouse travel singly. When Legislators & Ex-Legislators, their spouse travel together, they are not allowed to take one attendant.
FREEDOM FIGHTERS OF ANDHRA PRADESH:
In pursuance of the policy of the Government from the year 1994, 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 are entitled to travel in all buses of APSRTC except AC coach buses viz., Garuda, Garuda Plus, Indra, City Sheetal etc. The spouse of Freedom Fighters although receive pension are not allowed any free bus pass facility.
The Government vide G.O.Ms.No.142, TR&B (Tr.II) Dept., dt.05.12.20 11 directed the Corporation to extend 50% concession to the attendant of Freedom Fighter along with the Freedom Fighter. Accordingly Corporation is extending 50 % concession to the attendant of Freedom Fighter from the year 2012 onwards. The attendant has no gender o~age bar.
As a welfare measure to the employees of the Corporation, all the children of
the employees studying in schools / colleges are extended all types of student
bus passes at an additional concession of 75 % over the rates of bus passes
charged to other students.