The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has drawn up plans to boost its revenues through parcel and courier services, according to Executive Director (Commercial) G. Sashidhar.

He todl reporters here on Wednesday that since 1985 the APSRTC had been giving the contract to ANL for parcel services. However, the contract was terminated and the corporation has extended its parcel and courier services on its own. "ANL was paying us Rs 9 crore every year under the contract. But now, since June 2016, APSRTC has so far earned Rs 15.48 crore only through parcel and courier services," he said.

He also said while the APSRTC was earning Rs 120 crore through various schemes, now efforts were on to earn as much as Rs 100 crore the parcel services alone. Door delivery facility was also being provided and already 100 personnel were recruited for the purpose so far.

Sasidhar said that the freight charges of APSRTC were about 20 per cent cheaper than those of private agencies. Parcel bookings would be accepted at five different places in the city in the near future and they were looking for partners for the purpose, he added.