he APSRTC bagged the highest fuel efficiency award for bringing the average mileage of 5.23 KM per lire of diesel for the year 2014-15 from the Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU), New Delhi.

The APSRTC officials said this is the fifth consecutive year for the corporation to receive the award for achieving the highest KMPL in fuel efficiency among all the STU’s operating Mofussil services. Meanwhile, the corporation has also bagged other awards for maintaining a low operational cost of Rs 26.02 per each kilometre, gain in secretarial rebate and increase in vehicle productivity under Mofussil services which was improved from 320.59 to 381.19 kilometres per day.

For the award, the RTC MD thanked all the officers, drivers and staff for their selfless contribution in their services and he said drivers and mechanics has been playing a vital role in getting the awards for the past five years.
“Higher fuel efficiency not only cuts down the diesel bill but also drastically reduced pollution, said the ASPRTC Managing Director and Vice president N Sambasiva Rao. The MD will receive the award at Hotel Lalith Ashok, Bangalore on March 21, which coincides with the 60th anniversary of ASRTU.