Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation

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Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation
ગુજરાત રાજ્ય માર્ગ વાહન વ્યવહાર નિગમ
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Parent Government of Gujarat
Founded May 1, 1960 (1960-05-01)[1]
Headquarters Central ST Workshop, Naroda, Ahmedabad[2]
Service area Gujarat
Service type Bus
Stops 1,554[1]
Stations 226[1]
Depots 125[1]
Fleet 6,514 on road (2009-2010)[3] of 8000 total[1]
Daily ridership 2,324,000 (2009-10)[3]
Annual ridership 848 Million (2009-10)[3]
Fuel type Diesel, CNG
Chief executive B.H. Ghodasara (Chairman)[4]
Vice-Chairman & Managing Director Mukesh Puri[4]
Website www.gsrtc.in
www.gujaratsrtc.com

Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) is a state owned corporation for passenger transport providing bus services both within state of Gujarat, India and neighbouring states. It has workforce of 50,000.[citation needed]

History[edit]

GSRTC was established on 1 May 1960 with formation of Gujarat state. From a beginning of 7 divisions, 76 depots and 7 divisional workshops and a fleet of 1,767 buses; it has gone to 16 divisions, 126 depots, 226 bus stations, 1,554 pick up stands and 8,000 buses.GSRTC is planning to invest in water transport was well. Boat jetties will be constructed with convention centers on first floor. GSRTC has also plans to start services to Bhutan from Ahmedabad. The corporation is driven by latest technology like 5-gear engine, cushion seat for driver, printed tickets, indicator lights, break lights etc. GSRTC is one of the top loss making Government Corporations in India.

Divisions[edit]

GSRTC has 16 divisions

In Ahmedabad division Gandhinagar depot has some special buses referred as Vikas Route

Depots[edit]

Division Depots
Ahmedabad Ahmedabad , Chandola , Bareja , Sanand , Viramgam , Dholka , Dhandhuka , Bavla , Dahegam , Gandhinagar.
Amreli Amreli , Savarkundla , Bagasara , Una , Dhari , Rajula , Kodinar.
Vadodara Vadodara , Chhota Udaipur , Bodeli , Padra , Karjan , Dabhoi , Vaghodia.
Bhavnagar Bhavnagar , Talaja , Mahuva , Palitana , Gariadhar , Gadhada , Botad , Barwala.
Bhuj Bhuj , Mandvi , Mundra , Anjar , Bhachau , Rapar , Naliya , Nakhatrana.
Bharuch Bharuch , Jambusar , Ankleshwar , Zaghadia , Rajpipla.
Godhra Godhra , Dahod , Lunawada , Santrampur , Zalod , Halol , Baria.
Himmatnagar Himmatnagar .Ider, Bhiloda, Modasa, Khedbrahma, Talod, Prantij, Bayad
Rajkot & Jamnagar Rajkot , Jamnagar , Gondal , Surendranagar , chotila .
Junagadh Junagadh , Porbandar , Veraval , Upleta , Keshod , Dhoraji , Mangrol , Bantwa , Jetpur.
Mehsana Mehsana , Visnagar , Kadi , Becharaji , Kalol , Vadnagar , Chansma , Kheralu , Harij , Patan , Unjha.
Nadiad Nadiad , Anand , Borsad , Khambhat , Dakor , Balasinor , Kheda , Kapadvanj , Mahudha , Matar , Petlad.
Palanpur Palanpur , Ambaji , Deesa , Sidhpur , Tharad , Radhanpur , Deodar.
Surat Surat-1 , Surat-2 , Bardoli , Mandvi , Songadh , Olpad.
Valsad Valsad , Navsari , Bilimora , Vapi , Dharampur , Ahwa.

Facilities[edit]

Passenger[edit]

GSRTC purchased 1500+ new buses including

  • air conditioned,
  • sleeper coaches
  • Volvo buses in 2009 .[5]

GSRTC provides online and mobile phone ticket booking facility.[6][7] It also provides wi-fi internet service in Volvo buses for free.[8]

Technical[edit]

It has built up many technical facilities. Including:

  • Three level maintenance and repair facility - 126 depot workshops, 16 divisional workshops and a central workshop
  • 7 tyre retreading plant
  • Bus body building plant (1,000 bus bodies/year)
  • Ticket printing press

Vikas Route[edit]

GSRTC launched Vikas Route ST bus service on Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad route from 15 August 2013. By 15 October 2013, total 116 Vikas Route buses will be put on road on this route.

White colour for easy identification

  • 2X2 seats for 44 passengers.
  • 15-20 passengers can stand up comfortably
  • LCD service for entertainment
  • Vertical-horizontal pole arrangement
  • Ventilator plate for better air quality inside
  • LED lights
  • Luggage carrier less top
  • Attractive and finished interior
  • Single piece front windshield, aerodynamic and attractive front shape
  • Rear single piece windshield

Volvo Services[edit]

  • AHMEDABAD to Baroda (Daily 32 services)
  • AHMEDABAD to Surat (Daily 8 services)
  • AHMEDABAD to Rajkot (Daily 10 services)
  • AHMEDABAD to Borvali (MUMBAI) (Daily 1 service)
  • AHMEDABAD to Nasik, Shirdi (Daily 1 service)
  • AHMEDABAD to Pune (Daily 1 service)
  • AHMEDABAD to Ambaji (Daily 2 serviceS)
  • AHMEDABAD to Junagadh, Somnath (Daily 1 service)

Awards[edit]

  • National award for fuel economy 2006-2007 by India State Road Transport Undertaking and Ministry of Road Transport & Highway, Government of India.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "About us". GSRTC. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ Patel, Aarti. "GSRTC contact number". www.customercarenumber.co.in. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "GSRTC performance". GSRTC. October 2009. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Leadership". GARTC. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "GSRTC gets 1,500 new buses". The Times of India. TNN. February 8, 2009. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ Thakkar, Mitul (July 20, 2005). "GSRTC to launch online ticket booking". Business Standard (Ahmedabad). Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Booking GSRTC ticket through mobile phone to be possible". DeshGujarat.com. August 12, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Now, surf the internet on GSRTC’s Rajkot-Ahmedabad buses". The Times of India (Rajkot). TNN. December 18, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  9. ^ "GSRTC bags national award for fuel economy". The Times of India. October 20, 2008. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 

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