RTC in Telangana State was first established as NSR-RTD (Nizam State Rail & Road Transport Department), a wing of Nizam State Railway in the erstwhile Hyderabad State, in 1932, with 27 buses and 166 employees.
Bus operated by NSR-RTD
Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) was established on 11th January 1958 in pursuance of the Road Transport Corporations Act 1950.
In the undivided Andhra Pradesh, APSRTC has a fleet strength more than 22,628 buses which is the largest fleet held by any other transport undertaking in the World. Since 1999 APSRTC is holding a prestigious place in the Guinness book of world records as the owner of the largest fleet of buses.
Consequent upon state bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh state into Telangana and residual Andhra Pradesh, two separate administrative units of RTC in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state were started functioning with effect from 03.06.2015.
The Government of Telangana has subsequently established Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), on 27.04.2016, under the Road Transport Corporation Act, 1950.
After bifurcation, TSRTC started operating buses from 97 depots to various destinations of Telangana and also to the neighboring states such as Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra State, Karnataka State, Tamilnadu and Chattisgarh transporting around 90 lakhs passengers every day. 68% buses are providing rural transportation and 32% buses for urban transportation. Now, Telangana State Road Transport Corporation is holding a fleet of 9,734 buses and 48,304 employees as on May 2021 from 97 depots administered through 11 Regions. There are 364 bus stations in the State.