NIZAM STATE ROADWAYS
The origin of NSR dates back to June1932, when it was first established as NSR-RTD (Nizam State Rail & Road Transport Department), a wing of Nizam State Railway in the erstwhile Hyderabad State, with 27 buses and 166 employees.
SIZE AT INCEPTION (1932)
Number of Buses. 27 (First generation buses were exported from Scotland by Albion Motors)
Number of Employees. 166
Capital Investment. (Rs. in Lakhs). 3 .93
1. I THINK IT IS NEAR St ANNS CONVENT SECUNDERASAB.
2. THIS TAKES ME BACK TO MY HAPPY DAYS PRE 1948.
3. I guess the picture is taken at Secunderabad Railway Station (If anybody knows the exact place, please share with me also)
(YES IT IS THE ENTRANCE SIDE VERANDA OF BOOKING OFFICE,BEFORE MIRZA ISMAIL PLATERED THE ELEVATION PRE 1945)
4. SECUNDERABAD STATION SHAKRAM/TANGA ADDA "IN" GATE & 111 CLASS WAITING HALL.
5. TANK BUND,SOMEBODY SEEMS TO HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO UNDRESS & TAKE SWIM !!.
6. The group of NSR – Deccan Queen’s can be seen in this picture. It was taken at the time on Indian Army capturing Hyderabad State. From here NIzam use to take salute from his army.
The NSR buses also known as Deccan Queen’s. There are few buses still existing and are placed in the museum
The below two pictures are captured from the APSRTC museum
1. APSRTC Bhavan outside
2. Vijaywada Bus Stand (2 PICS)
Before the last Nizam Osman Ali Khan bahadur handed over the NSR-RTD to Indian Govt. he made an agreement that every bus number should include letter Z, Z stands for Zahra Begum, Nawab Mir Osman Ali khan Nizam VII mother.
Hence the APSRTC owned vehicles exclusively include letter "Z" in registration number with a unique series viz. the late 1980s include AAZ, AEZ, AP9Z, AP10Z, AP11Z,AP24Z, AP28Z, AP29Z,AP31Z etc.