Assam State Transport Corporation
Assam State Transport Corporation or ASTC is a state owned road transport corporation of Assam, 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 and Nagaon. 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.
|Public Sector Corporation under the Ministry of Transport of the State Government of Assam|
|Industry||Public transport bus service|
|Assam and adjoining states|
|Ashok Kumar Bhattarai (chairperson)|
|Services||AC Hi-Tech Luxury bus service, Non AC Hi-Tech Luxury bus service, City bus service, Rural bus service, Inter-state bus service|
|Subsidiaries||Assam State Urban Transport Corporation|
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. 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, Jorhat and Silchar) across the state with a fleet of more than 585 buses with another fleet of Private Owned Buses operated under the banner of ASTC.