Delhi Transport Corporation

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Delhi Transport Corporation
Type Public Sector Corporation under the Government of NCT of Delhi
Industry Public transport bus service
Founded 1948
Headquarters Delhi, India
Area served Delhi
Products Bus transport
Services TATA AC Airbus, TATA non-AC Airbus, Local sight seeing, Inter-state bus service
Website [1]
DTC Tata AC Buses
DTC Tata Non AC buses
Old and New DTC Bus
Older Bus from DTC

Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is the main public transport operator of Delhi. It operates buses on many bus routes, including the mudrika (the Ring Road Service) and Bahri Mudrika (the Outer Ring Road Service). It is the largest CNG-powered bus service operator in the world.[citation needed]

DTC is operating Interstate Services in 6 states viz. Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan. The Corporation is operating about 81 Interstate Routes.


It was incorporated in May 1948 by the Indian government for local bus services when they found out the incumbent service provider Gwalior and Northern India Transport Company Ltd. was inadequate in serving the purpose. It was then named "Delhi Transport Service". It was again constituted as "Delhi Road Transport Authority" under the Road Transport Corporation Act, 1950. This Authority became an undertaking of Municipal Corporation of Delhi by an Act of Parliament in April, 1958. In 1971, on a recommendation from the Indian government took over the assets and liabilities from the erstwhile Delhi Transport Undertaking (DTU) operated by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi until the 2nd November 1971. Delhi Transport Corporation which was under administrative control of the Indian government was transferred to the Government of National Capital Territory, Delhi..


Delhi Transport Corporation operates many routes not only in Delhi, but also many inter-states routes. The mofussil buses operate around 46 depots out of which 18 depots are of old DTC buses and rest have low floor buses . and the inter-state buses operate from the Three Inter State Bus Terminals in Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar.

Intra-Delhi bus services[edit]

Delhi Transport Corporation services in Delhi has vastly distributed network of bus services. It connects almost every part of Delhi with this network of buses. The most Prominent of these being the Mudrika and the Bahri Mudrika Seva services interconnecting all parts of the city with a great frequency of buses until approximately 10:30 p.m. Though there are no route guides available on paper there are a few web sites that allow you to view the different bus routes in India. Most people just ask around to know the correct bus they need to travel in.Bus Fares are Rs.5,10,15 for Non A/c(Green) and Rs.10,15,20,25 for the A/C buses(Red).

Metro feeder buses[edit]

Transportation in Delhi is under-going a vast change with the entry of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. DTC has been helping Delhi Metro to connect Delhi City better by operating new bus routes connecting commuters in areas surrounding the metro stations for a better city experience.

High capacity bus service[edit]

Delhi Transport Corporation has started High Capacity Bus Service on a few routes and work is in progress to develop more high capacity bus routes. This service uses buses with improved carrying capacity and better facilities like air-conditioning, less travel time, less congestion, more comfortable interiors, GPS navigation etc. And now in the list of High Capacity Buses is the new, sleek, red coloured air-conditioned buses of the Delhi Transport Corporation, which was inaugurated by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on 4 June 2008 during the celebrations of World Environment Day in the Capital at India Gate. Chief Minister Sheila Dixit flagged off the eight new air-conditioned Red Line buses, which will initially ply on select routes in the capital, of which two will be on the newly constructed bus rapid transport corridor. The minimum bus fare starts at Rs.10 and the maximum is Rs.25. According to DTC officials, by 2010, there will be 5,000 new low-floored buses in the capital, out of which, 1,000 will be air-conditioned.

Inter-state bus services[edit]

Bus Lane in New Delhi

DTC is one of the premier bus services of North India. It connects almost all the major centres of North India with its services. It connects Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Haryana.

Delhi-Lahore Bus Services[edit]

DTC has also been a great part-taker in the recent friendship ties between India and Pakistan. It has been operating regular buses between Delhi and Lahore. The Delhi-Lahore Bus Service was inaugurated on 20 February 1999 with Former Prime Minister Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee's goodwill visit to Pakistan on the maiden trip of a cross-border bus service. The service was discontinued during the time of the Kargil War but was restored on 11 July, 2003, after a peace treaty between the two nations. The Name of the bus is Sada-e-Sarhad (Urdu: Call of the Frontier).[1]

Special Services of Delhi NCR to IGI Airport[edit]

  2. IGI AIRPORT TERMINAL-3 To Rohini Sec-1 (Avantika)
  3. IGI AIRPORT TERMINAL-3 To Indira Puram Jaipuria Mall via Noida Sector 62, Noida Sector 12 & 22 and DND Fly way. now this know as Rout No. 392B IGI.
  5. IGI AIRPORT TERMINAL-3 To Azad Pur Terminal
  6. IGI AIRPORT TERMINAL-3 To Noida Sec-35 U.P. Roadways ISBT via Sarita Vihar, Kalandi Kunj, Noida Sector 37 and Maha Maya Fly Over Noida but this bus service is now closed
  7. IGI AIRPORT TERMINAL-3 To Siddharath Hotel Rajendra Place


One of DTC's many popular services is the issual of bus passes of monthly duration. It also issues bus passes for half-yearly, quarterly and monthly basis. Apart from these bus passes it also issues Green Card Rs. 40 & Red Card Rs. 50 for a daily commuter which is a ticket valid for the whole day. DTC is very popular with its economical student bus passes. Student passes for DTC can be made for as low as Rs. 100 and is valid for four months. This makes DTC a very viable option for students.

General Public All Route Pass (GL)

Rs. 800/-(Non-AC)

Rs.1000/- (AC)

Interstate (NCR) Passes

Delhi - GGN Rs.1395/-

Delhi - Bahadurgarh Rs. 920/-

Delhi - Faribabd Rs. 1240/-

Delhi - Ghaziabad Rs. 1280/-

The pass seekers of all above categories are required to pay a sum of Rs. 15/- for ID Card.Pass holders have to purchase Rs 2 ticket on every interstate travel.

The timing for making pass at dtc dept are follow Monday to sat = 7:30 to 19:30 Sunday it is from 8:30 to 16 hrs office is closed on gaze-state holiday


  1. ^ "Delhi-Lahore bus leaves for Pak". ( India limited). February 20, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 

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