APSRTC acquires Mercedes-Benz luxury buses


The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has inducted Mercedes-Benz buses in its fleet: Mr. V. Dinesh Reddy, IPS, Vice-Chairman & M.D., APSRTC was handed-over the keys of APSRTC’s first Mercedes-Benz Luxury coach by Dr. Wilfried Aulbur, Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India Ltd.

“We at APSRTC constantly endeavour to provide our customers the best in terms of luxury, comfort, safety & technology. Thus, Mercedes-Benz buses emerged as an obvious choice for us. Now our customers can truly experience unmatched comfort and luxury in their bus travel”; commented Mr. Reddy.

Dr. Wilfried Aulbur said: “The Mercedes-Benz Bus stands for the latest and best of technology, design, comfort, reliability and performance- aspects that have received enthusiastic response from our customers. We are happy to establish APSRTC to enable customers to experience luxury travel in Mercedes-Benz style. Our buses have been utilized and well appreciated by government organizations like MSRTC and KSRTC who have been impressed with the comfort & safety, overall cost of operation and robustness of our products. We are confident that APSRTC will also see value of the Mercedes-Benz bus in their fleet.”

The Mercedes-Benz buses offered to APSRTC are built on the robust Mercedes chassis- 0 500 / RF 1830. These buses have been designed to suit the needs of APSRTC. Apart from the suave exteriors, the plush and airy interiors sport well designed passenger seats with amenities like personalised speakers, lights and AC controls. Also, the bus features state–of–the–art suspension of legendary Mercedes quality. All in all, the coach offers the highest standards of comfort, safety and reliability for users; at the same time the technology and efficient performance ensures optimum cost of running for APSRTC.
APSRTC has been certified by the Guinness World Records for being the largest bus operator in the world. On an average, this STU transports about 14 million passengers every day, equalling the number of passengers ferried by Indian Railways. It is the world’s largest public transport organization by bus fleet (Total number of buses – 21,335) offering a wide array of transportation services in the Southern states of India. Currently,

APSRTC operates across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Pondichery, Maharashtra, Orissa, Chattisgarh and Goa. It also operates city services in Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Tirupati and Warangal.

Talking about the Indian bus market, Dr. Aulbur observed: “The bus market in India is witnessing a tremendous change – a revolution aided by government driven infrastructure projects which are dedicated to redefine the mass transportation industry in India. Large scale projects like the NSEW corridor and the Golden Quadrilateral are already underway and close to completion. As links between far-flung places strengthen, there is an increased demand for mass transit systems to move the people with solutions that are reliabile, robust, and passenger oriented. It is this need that the Mercedes-Benz buses will fulfill.”

Mercedes-Benz launched its inter-city luxury coaches in September 2008 and till date has sold 25 buses in India. Mercedes-Benz coaches have been sold to private operators like Neeta Tours, Sharma Transports, Konduskar Travels, Kaleshwari Travels, Eagle Travels and SS Travels.