Chandigarh Transport Undertaking

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Chandigarh Transport Undertaking
Public Sector Corporation under the Ministry of Transport, India
Industry Public Transport
Founded 1 Nov 1966
Headquarters Chandigarh, India
Area served
Chandigarh and neighboring states
Key people
Smt. Bhawna Garg, IAS, Secretary Transport
Sh. T.P.S Phoolka, PCS, Director Transport
Products Bus transport, Services
Website chdctu.gov.in

Chandigarh Transport Undertaking ( CTU) is the public transport unit of the Chandigarh administration in India. It is managed by the Home Secretary, who acts as transport secretory and director.[1] It operates a mixed fleet of AC, non AC, mini, midi and Corona low floor buses. Almost all the buses have digital display and the routes, time of arrival and stops of the buses can be found in the CTU Bus Guide app for Android phones.

History[edit]

CTU bus

Chandigarh Transport Undertaking came into existence on 01.11.1966 with a fleet of 30 buses, as a result of trifurcation of Punjab Roadways at the time of re-organisation of Punjab State.[2]

Fleet[edit]

As of 2017, CTU has 539 buses, out of which 413 buses serve the Chandigarh region. The remaining 126 run on interstate routes covering Punjab, Himachal, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir. CTU has 117 semi low floor passenger-friendly buses of Bharat-II Euro norms.

Staff ratio[edit]

CTU have lowest staff ratio per bus compared to other nus transport throughout India. They have applications related to bus ticketing accounts system, GPF maintenance, salaries, allowances etc. In Chandigarh, CTU buses follows a grid transport system to reduce traveling time.

Facilities[3][edit]

A Non AC bus in sector 18 market
  • Blind people, Freedom Fighters of Chandigarh with a person, deaf/dumb, mentally delayed, physically disabled, war widows can use CTU local and long routes non-A/C buses free of cost.
  • Journalists, Thallassemic with attendant and HIV/Aids patient on Hospital trip can use local non-A/C CTU transport for free.
  • CTU provides buses for special purposes (like tours, marriage parties, education tours) on contract bases. The GM or accountant or accounts officer is responsible person for taking contracts.
  • Baby chair, typewriters, Gramophone, sewing machine, 10 kg fruit basket and pup can be carried free of cost.
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    SMS Based and IVRS system is installed for queries for estimated time of arrival of buses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Introduction: Retrieved from website of CTU
  2. ^ "Chandigarh Transport Undertaking". chdctu.gov.in. Retrieved 2017-08-02. 
  3. ^ Retrieved from Citizen Charter. chandigarh.gov.in