Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation
|Parent||Government of Gujarat|
|Founded||1 May 1960|
|Headquarters||Central ST Workshop, Naroda, Ahmedabad|
|Daily ridership||2,324,000 (2009-10)|
|Annual ridership||848 Million (2009-10)|
|Fuel type||Diesel, CNG|
|Chief executive||B.H. Ghodasara (Chairman)|
|Vice-Chairman & Managing Director||Pankaj Kumar|
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.
GSRTC was established on 1 May 1960 with formation of Gujarat state. From a beginning of 7 divisions, 76 depots and 7 divisional workshops ; it has gone to 16 divisions, 126 depots, 226 bus stations, 1,554 pick up stands and 8,000+ buses.
GSRTC has 16 divisions
- Ahmedabad division referred as Aashram
- Amreli division referred as Gir
- Bharuch division referred as Narmada
- Bhavnagar division referred as Shetrunjay
- Bhuj division referred as Kutch
- Godhra division referred as Pavagadh
- Himmatnagar division referred as Sabar
- Jamnagar division referred as Dwarka
- Junagadh division referred as Somnath
- Mehsana division referred as Modhera
- Nadiad division referred as Amul
- Palanpur division referred as Banas
- Rajkot division referred as Saurashtra
- Surat division referred as Surya Nagri
- Vadodara (Baroda) division referred as Vishwamitri
- Valsad division referred as Daman Ganga
GSRTC purchased 1500+ new buses including air conditioned, sleeper coaches Volvo buses in 2009 .
GSRTC provides online and mobile phone ticket booking facility. It also provides wi-fi internet service in Volvo buses for free. Currently the fleet of buses having online ticket booking facility includes Express, Gurjarnagri, Sleeper and Volvo buses.
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
- 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)
- National award for fuel economy 2006-2007 by India State Road Transport Undertaking and Ministry of Road Transport & Highway, Government of India.
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- "Book GSRTC E-Tickets online easily". www.gsrtctimetable.in. Ahmedabad. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
- "GSRTC bags national award for fuel economy". The Times of India. 20 October 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2013.