Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation

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Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation
ગુજરાત રાજ્ય માર્ગ વાહન વ્યવહાર નિગમ
Gsrtc logo.jpg
Parent Government of Gujarat
Founded 1 May 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 10,000 [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 Pankaj Kumar[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]

Central Bus Station of Ahmedabad
Central Bus station of Ahmedabad

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.

Divisions[edit]

GSRTC has 16 divisions

In Ahmedabad division Gandhinagar depot has some special buses referred as Vikas Route they also have near about 10 buses Manufactured at AGCL Goa.

Depots[edit]

Bus Station of Thara
Division Depots

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Ahmedabad Ahmedabad, Ranip(Ahmedabad city), 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, Idar, Bhiloda, Modasa, Khedbrahma, Prantij, Bayad, Vijapur, Mansa
Rajkot Rajkot, Gondal, Surendranagar, Chotila, Limbdi, Morbi, Dhrangadhra
Jamnagar Jamnagar, Dwarka, Khambhaliya, Dhrol, Jamjodhpur
Junagadh Junagadh, Porbandar, Veraval, Upleta, Keshod, Dhoraji, Mangrol, Bantwa, Jetpur
Mehsana Mehsana, Visnagar, Kadi, Becharaji, Kalol, Vadnagar, Chanasma, 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] Currently the fleet of buses having online ticket booking facility includes Express, Gurjarnagri, Sleeper and Volvo buses.[9]

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

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.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "About us". GSRTC. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Patel, Aarti. "GSRTC contact number". www.customercarenumber.co.in. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "GSRTC performance". GSRTC. October 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Leadership". GARTC. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "GSRTC gets 1,500 new buses". The Times of India. TNN. 8 February 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Thakkar, Mitul (20 July 2005). "GSRTC to launch online ticket booking". Business Standard. Ahmedabad. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Booking GSRTC ticket through mobile phone to be possible". DeshGujarat.com. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Now, surf the internet on GSRTC's Rajkot-Ahmedabad buses". The Times of India. Rajkot. TNN. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Book GSRTC E-Tickets online easily". www.gsrtctimetable.in. Ahmedabad. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "GSRTC bags national award for fuel economy". The Times of India. 20 October 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 

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