27 Amazing Facts About KSRTC You Never Knew

1) Kannur Deluxe, the Kannur-Trivandrum Super Deluxe introduced in 1967 is oldest existing super deluxe service.

2) The longest Fast Passenger class service is the Pathanamthitta-Thirunelli Temple LSFP

3) Kerala RTC is the first road transport corporation in India which Introduced a Volvo AC Bus to the fleet to operate as a Stage Carriage Service.

4) Trivandrum depot’s Kozhikode super deluxe is the fastest intrastate stage carriage bus in Kerala with a running time of just 8 hours 35 minutes to cover 420 kilometers

5) The shortest Inter State Super Deluxe service is Sulthan Bathery-Bangalore covering just about 250 kilometers one-side

6) Palakkad-Bangalore super deluxe covers almost 95% of its total operating kilometers outside Kerala.

7) Kottarakara-Mookambika EXP and Mananthavady-Trivandrum SF via Kottayam are the services that touches most number of districts in Kerala. Both covers 10 districts


8) Ernakulam-Bangalore Super Deluxe & Multi Axle Volvo Bus via Coimbatore is the longest service driven by a single driver. It is one among the longest service among all STUs in India driven by a single driver.

9) Covering just 190 kilometers, the Sulthan Bathery-Coimbatore Super fast is the shortest interstate service that have end to end reservation facility.


10) Trivandrum Central is the only depot which does not operate any Ordinary services.


11) Did you know that this TATA Super Fast bus was doing service from Kottarakkara to Bangalore (Around 650 Kms one side) when that existing Super Deluxe bus met with an accident a couple of years ago !!

12) KLX 109, [ D77 ] Depot Workshop vehicle of Chalakkudy depot is the oldest existing vehicle of KSRTC. Presently it is more than 50 yrs old.

This bus is registered in 12, June, 1964, And its almost 50 year old now.

13) No other KSRTC buses can be spotted between Palani and Velankanni except the Changanassery-Velankanni super express. That would be the longest lonely ride by any KSRTC Bus, that is about 310 km. The second longest lonely ride is by Kottarakara-Kollur Express, at about 130 km

ksrtc changanassery velankanni express

14) Munnar is the depot situated at the highest altitude, at about 1500 meters above sea level and Alappuzha is the lowest altitude at just 7 meters above sea level


15) Vizhinjam is the depot which is situated closest to the sea at just about 150 meters… other depots which are close to the sea are Thalassery ( about 350 meters ), Poovar( about 400 meters ) and Ponnanni ( about 500 meters )

KSRTC Bus at Vizhinjam Harbor

16) Ernakulam is the largest depot in terms of fleet strength. The depot has about 200 vehicles [including buses, trucks, jeeps and workshop vans ]

17) Thiruvambady is the only depot that has no Trivandrum services either originating or passing through.

18) Kumaly and Aryankavu are the depots which are nearest to any state border. Both depots are just about 1 km away from Tamil Nadu border.

Station Master Office @ Kumaly

19) Mananthavady is the depot which is nearest to Karnataka Border at 18 km. Sulthan Bathery is at 20km away from KA border and 16km from TN border.

A PP Rajadhani bus belongs to Mananthavady Depot which runs from MDY to Kozhikode

20) The longest Super Fast service is the Trivandrum-Mangalore SF at 640km


21) The longest intrastate Super Fast service is Mananthavady-Trivandrum SF via Alappuzha at 560km

 22) The longest Super Express service is Kottarakara-Kollur at 760km


23) The longest intrastate Super Express is Trivandrum-Sulthan Bathery EXP at 540km

24) The longest Super Deluxe service is the Kottarakara-Bangalore Super Deluxe

kottarakkara bangalore ksrtc deluxe bus

25) The longest intrastate Super Deluxe service is the Kannur-Trivandrum Super Deluxe


26) The longest AC Garuda service is the Trivandrum-Bangalore via Coimbatore at about 800km. This is the longest service of KSRTC.


27) Ernakulam-Madurai SF gets the maximum rest time at Home depot. It stays idle at Ernakulam depot for about 20 hours.

More to come… keep visiting 🙂


About KSRTC..

KSRTC, the fond name for Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, connects the state well on road. As one of the oldest operated and managed public transports of India.

The history of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation began whilst the development of the transport industry it wasn’t booming enough like today. The Travancore State Transport Department (TSTD) was constituted by the erstwhile Travancore Government with a view to reorganize the transport service of the State.Mr E.G. Salter, Assistant, Operating Supdt of London Passenger Transport Board was appointed as Supdt on 20.9.1937.

The State Motor Service was inaugurated by His Highness Sree Chithirathirunal on 20.2.1938. His Highness and his kin were the first passengers of the inaugration trip and Mr. Salter was himself the driver to that bus. This bus along with the 33 other buses brought on road driving through the Kawdiar Square was seen to be a beautiful attraction.

60 comet chassis fitted with Perkins diesel Engines were imported from England and the staff had built the body under the supervision of Mr. Salter himself. The selection of operating staff remains as a model which has been followed by the present staff as well. Those who were likely to lose their jobs in the private sectors due to the nationalization of Thiruvanathapuram-Kanyakumari route were given preference for appointment in the new department. Nearly a hundred Bachelor degree holders were given appoinments as Inspectors and Conductors.

At the time of transfer there were only a countable number of bus schedules – 661 bus schedules and 36 lorry schedules. It possessed a fleet of 901 buses 51 lorries and 29 other vehicles. The new working of the corpoartion started with 30 new buses and 8 new lorries. 10 old buses and 7 old lorries and one tractor trailer were converted for other uses. Plant and machinery owned by Kerala State Road Transport Corporation is extended throughout all its workshops in the whole of Kerala .