BREAKING NEWS

APSRTC dons the role of logistics provider

If one stops and looks at the Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS) in Vijayawada, they will notice a beehive of activity, with thousands of parcels being couriered every day through buses operated by the fleet to distant corners of the State. Workers move in and out with the parcels, which come in a variety of sizes and shapes.
 
Turning a new leaf in delivery of goods, AP State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) will provide courier and door-to-door delivery of goods. This is the first time in the country where a state government has stepped into the role of a logistics provider. 
 
The cargo wing is a significant revenue generator for the APSRTC, and the facility located in the arrival block at PNBS operates round the clock. There are five counters, three for bookings and two for deliveries. The wing is computerised and an app (apsrtclogistics.in) has also been developed to enable consignors to track the shipment.
 
Encouraged by the strong response, APSRTC authorities want to scale up operations by launching door delivery and pick-up services in Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad from March 1. “The tender process has been completed and we will introduce door deliver