APSRTC provide various bus passes and free passes to students. Below are the details
Student General Bus Pass: Concessional tickets are available for students. Students can move from any place to any place and there is no distance restriction. These tickets are offered in two broad categories- Monthly concessional ticket for Rs.130 and Quarterly concessional ticket for Rs.390. Students who study under full time course are only eligible for these passes.
Student Monthly Route Bus Passes: These passes are available in city buses of Vijayawada in five slabs- 22 KMs, 18 KMs, 12 KMs, 8 KMs, and 4 KMs. The tariff of these passes is for 4 kms it is Rs.130, 8 kms Rs.160, 12 kms Rs.195, 18 kms Rs.225, 22 kms Rs.265
Krishnaveni Bus Pass: This would be useful for the students who will travel, more than suburban limits. For every 2 Kms after we crossed the suburban limits, the cost would be Rs.35 per month, for every 2 kms outside suburban limits. These would be issues for 1 month and 3 months
Free Bus Pass: Free travel passes are provided by APSRTC to travel students form residence to school and school to residence. The facility was given once for the whole year. The scheme is applicable for boys students whose age is less than 12 yrs.
Special General Bus Pass: These passes are issued to student of professional courses and similar to other student passes, the only difference is fare amount. These tickets are offered in two broad categories- Monthly concessional ticket for Rs.210 and Quarterly concessional ticket for Rs.630.
Physically Handicapped Bus Passes: Free travel passes are provided to blind, deaf, dumb, mentally retarded and physically challenged passengers in bus services operating in urban and semi urban areas. In rural areas only fifty percent concession is provided in normal fare.
How to Apply: For the first time, students have to come to Pandit Nehru Bus Stand and take the bus pass. For the renewal from next time, they can do renewal from the nearby areas in City Terminal, Benz Circle, Autonagar, Kankipadu, Marutinagar, Pipula Road, Ibrahimpatnam.
Below is the procedure to apply:
- First the student has to download the application form from www.apsrtc.gov.in
- Student has to fill the application form, paste the photo
- Attach Certificate issued from the school/college principal
- Who has taken the student bus pass in previous year can easily renew by telling the ID Card Number, Name, Date of Birth, Phone Number