Assam State Transport Corporation or ASTC is a state government
owned road transport corporation of Assam
, India which provides bus services within Assam and adjoining states. Assam State Transport was started as a state government department with four buses to run between Guwahati
. Gradually the transport network of the department expanded throughout the state of Assam. The state transport department was converted to a corporation on 30 March 1970.
ASTC is the lifeline of Road Transport Connectivity of the state as it operates buses even in the rural areas besides operation on highways and city roads. The present chairperson is Ashok Kumar Bhattarai
. It operates a fleet of 585 buses including Hi-Tech Luxury (AC/Non AC) buses for long distances and Hi-Tech semi and mini deluxe bus services for city and rural areas. The subsidiary
Assam State Urban Transport Corporation provides the city bus services within Guwahati city. There are also many private buses operating under ASTC. Apart from that the corporation also partnered with some private Volvo bus
operators to operate on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. ASTC has 135 bus stations and 3 Inter State Bus Terminals (Guwahati
) across the state with a fleet of more than 585 buses with another fleet of Private Owned Buses operated under the banner of ASTC.
ASTC has 10 divisions across the state. Those are - North Lakhimpur, Tezpur, Bongaigaon, City Service, Guwahati, Nagaon, Jorhat, Tinsukia, Sivasagar and Silchar.
ASTC donated bus for the cancer patients of Assam
. They had donated 20 Bharat Benz
buses to shift cancer patients from Assam
to Tata Memorial Hospital
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Category:Bus companies of India
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Category:State road transport corporations of India
Category:State agencies of Assam
Category:Indian companies established in 1970
Category:1970 establishments in Assam
Category:Transport companies established in 1970