PEPSU Road Transport Corporation
Pepsu Contains 25 CITIES OF Punjab includes Moga , Ferozpur , Bathinda , Delhi , Hastinapur via right turn from Meerut.
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PEPSU Road Transport Corporation (PRTC), the largest bus operator in Punjab state of India, is a state-run corporation headquartered at Patiala. Originally, it was formed as the Road Transport Corporation of the erstwhile state of PEPSU but when it was merged into Punjab, it became the Road Transport Corporation of whole of Punjab. Later in 1966, when Haryana and himachal were carved out of Punjab, they formed their own Road Transport Companies. At present, PRTC operates in almost whole North India.
The PRTC (Pepsu Road Transport Corporation), Patiala was set-up on 16th of October, 1956 under the provision of the Road Transport Corporations Act, 1950 with a view to provide efficient, adequate, economic and properly co-ordinated operation system of Road Transport Services in the State. It commenced passenger transport operations with a meagre investment of Rs. 25.00 lacs and the fleet of 60 buses covering 11,107 daily scheduled kilometers on 15 routes with 345 employees. At present, the PRTC had owned 912 ordinary buses, 2 AC buses and 24 HVAC buses and 36 hired buses under KM Scheme, 600 routes (including inter-state routes) covering a daily mileage of 349928 kilometers. It has 4744 employees as on 31.8.2009. There are 10 depots of the Corporation located at Patiala, Bathinda, Kapurthala, Barnala, Sangrur, Budhlada, Faridkot, Ludhiana, Chandigarh and Special Cell of KM Scheme at Patiala. Sardar Manmohan Singh Sathiala held the post of Chairman of PRTC form 2000-2002 and introduced Kilometre scheme,initiated GPS system on its buses and build bus stand at historic city of Talwandi Sabo.
|Depot||Owned buses||Hired buses||Total||scheduled km allotted|
|Patiala||8HVAC + 2AC +162 Ordinary Buses=172||3 AC||175||56688|
|Bathinda||6 HVAC+144 Ordinary =150||1||151||59064|
|Ludhiana||91||5 Ordinary + 5 AC||101||39924|
|Chandigarh||10 HVAC+103 Ordinary=113||0||113||42020|
|Spl. Cell||0||20 Ordinary||20||12543|
And total fleet is 2508 [All Fleet Comprises]
- Punjab Roadways - 420
- Pepsu - 931
- PUNBUS - 1242