Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation

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Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation
ગુજરાત રાજ્ય માર્ગ વાહન વ્યવહાર નિગમ
Gsrtc logo.jpg
ParentGovernment of Gujarat
Founded1 May 1960 (1960-05-01)[1]
HeadquartersCentral ST Workshop, Naroda, Ahmedabad[2]
Service areaGujarat
Service typeBus
Stops1,554[1]
Stations226[1]
Depots125[1]
Fleet7467[3]
Daily ridership2,324,000 (2009-10)[4]
Annual ridership848 Million (2009-10)[4]
Fuel typeDiesel, CNG
Chief executiveB.H. Ghodasara (Chairman)[5]
Vice-Chairman & Managing DirectorSmt. Sonal Mishra[5]
Websitewww.gsrtc.in

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 a fleet of 7467 buses.[6] It has a workforce of 40,000.[citation needed]

Organisation[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 7,467 buses.

Divisions[edit]

GSRTC has 16 divisions

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

Depots[edit]

Bus Station of Thara
Division Depots
Ahmd Ahmedabad, Ranip, Chandola, Bareja, Sanand, Viramgam, Dholka, Dhandhuka, Bavla, Dahegam, Gandhinagar.
Amreli Amreli, Savarkundla, Bagasara, Una, Dhari, Rajula, Kodinar.
Vadodara Vadodara, Makarpura, 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, Jasdan, Wankaner
Jamnagar Jamnagar, Dwarka, Khambhaliya, Dhrol, Jamjodhpur
Junagadh Junagadh, Porbandar, Veraval, Upleta, Keshod, Dhoraji, Mangrol, Bantwa, Jetpur
Mehsana Mehsana, Modhera, 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, Thara, Sidhpur, Tharad, Radhanpur, Deodar.
Surat Surat-1, Surat-2, Adajan, Bardoli, Mandvi, Songadh, Olpad.
Valsad Valsad, Navsari, Bilimora, Vapi, Dharampur, Ahwa.

New Bus Terminals[edit]

It is as per the vision of the Prime Minister when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat to facelift the bus terminals with facilities that are available at international airports. The government has already built six such bus terminals - two in Ahmedabad at Gita Mandir and Ranip, two in Vadodara at Central and Makarpura, at Surat and Mehsana.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani now proposed to build ten modern district level bus terminals at Amreli, Bhuj, Bharuch, Rajkot, Nadiad, Navsari, Modasa, Patan and Palanpur at a cost of Rs.913.30-crore with facilities for commercial activities.All these ten bus terminals, to be designed, build, operate and transfer model, will have digital display, variable message sign boards, CCTV cameras, surveillance system, deluxe waiting hall, tourist information centre, cloakrooms, restaurants, food courts, plaza, budget hotels, and multiplex for commercial activities, besides Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) administrative office, parcel room, maintenance workshop and fuel pumps. The bus terminals will have a clause for maintenance and repairs as an when required for 30 years.

Passenger[edit]

GSRTC purchased 1500+ new buses including air conditioned, Sleeper coaches Volvo buses in 2009 and also purchased 1000+ new Intercity Mini buses in 2017.[7] GSRTC daily 28 lakh kilometre with 40000 trips and catering daily 24 lakh passengers ... GSRTC provides online and mobile phone ticket booking facility.[8][9] It also provides wi-fi internet service in Volvo buses for free.[10] Currently the fleet of buses having online ticket booking facility includes Express, Gurjarnagri, Sleeper and Volvo buses.[11]

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

Volvo Services[edit]

Intercity Minibus Services[edit]

etc. and many more Intercity services to and fro of Major Cities of Gujarat.

Gsrtc bus Services[edit]

  • Volvo Bus Service
  • Sleeper Coach Service
  • Gurjar Nagri Express Service
  • Deluxe Express Service
  • MiDi Bus Service (Mini Distance bus)

Buses used by Gsrtc[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • National award for fuel economy 2006-2007 by India State Road Transport Undertaking and Ministry of Road Transport & Highway, Government of India.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About us". GSRTC. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  2. ^ "GSRTC contact number".
  3. ^ http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/file/Review%20of%20the%20Performance%20of%20State%20Road%20Transport%20Undertakings%20(SRTUs)%20for%202015-2016.pdf
  4. ^ a b "GSRTC performance". GSRTC. October 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Leadership". GARTC. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Launching of first phase of GPS based GSRTC bus tracking and monitoring system". deshgujarat.com. 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  7. ^ "GSRTC gets 1,500 new buses". The Times of India. TNN. 8 February 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  8. ^ Thakkar, Mitul (20 July 2005). "GSRTC to launch online ticket booking". Business Standard. Ahmedabad. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Booking GSRTC ticket through mobile phone to be possible". DeshGujarat.com. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Now, surf the internet on GSRTC's Rajkot-Ahmedabad buses". The Times of India. Rajkot. TNN. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Book GSRTC E-Tickets online easily". www.gsrtctimetable.in. Ahmedabad. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  12. ^ "GSRTC bags national award for fuel economy". The Times of India. 20 October 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2013.

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