Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation

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Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation
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Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation
Formation May 15, 1947; 67 years ago (1947-05-15)
Type State owned transport company
Headquarters Lucknow, India
Location
  • UPSRTC, Alambagh Inter State Bus Station, Lucknow - 226005
Official language Hindi & English
Website [1]

Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) is a public sector passenger road transport corporation based in Uttar Pradesh, India operating intrastate and interstate bus services.

In Hindi UPSRTC is known as Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sarak Parivahan Nigam, it is also called as 'Roadways' in State (due to old name UP Government Roadways).

With a fleet size of around 7688 buses it operates over 2.5 million kilometers catering to the travel needs of over 1.3 million people and earning over Rs. 40.3 million everyday.

History[edit]

Barabanki UPSRTC (Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) Bus Station.

Passenger road transport services in the state of U.P. started on 15 May 1947 with the operation of bus service on the Lucknow - Barabanki route by the erstwhile U.P. Government Roadways.[1]

At the time of establishment of the Corporation it had a fleet of 4253 buses which were operating on 1123 routes. The corporation's earned kilometers operated at that time were 228.8 million kilometers. While the total number of passengers carried by its buses totaled 251.3 million.

By the end of the decade the fleet of the corporation had attained a strength of 5679 buses, the operations had increased to 1782 routes. As a result of this increase in operations, the earned kilometers totaled about 395.3 million kilometers, while the total numbers of passengers carried totaled over 449.1 million.

During the IV five year plan, the erstwhile UP Government Roadways was renamed as 'Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation' (UPSRTC) on 1 June 1972 under the provisions of the Road Transport Act, 1950.

The end of the VI five year plan saw a further increase in all operational parameters being achieved by the corporation. With the increase in fleet strength of 6198 buses, the earned kilometers of the corporation rose to 425.7 million kilometers.

The Corporation has been reconstituted on 30 Oct 2003 with the services in the state of Uttarakhand forming a separate corporation.

Organization[edit]

U.P.S.R.T.C. is headquartered at Lucknow and has 23 regions operating out of 107 depots .

Fleet[edit]

UPSRTC operates a fleet of around 7668 Buses primarily manufactured by Ashok Leyland. Some TATA and Volvo buses are also in service.

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