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|Slogan||Department of Transport, Punjab|
|Parent||Department of Transport, Punjab|
|Service area||Amritsar, Batala, Chandigarh, Firozpur, Jagraon, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Moga, Muktsar, Nangal, Nawanshahr, Pathankot, Patti, Rupnagar, Tarn Taran|
|Service type||Local, Commuter, Contract, All-India|
|Alliance||R.C. Deposite, K.M. Scheme, punjab|
|Stations||Chandigarh, Roopnagar, Ludhiana, Ferozepur, Moga, Jagraon, Nangal, Jalandhar-1, Jalandhar-2, Nawanshehar, Batala, Pathankot, Hoshiarpur, Amritsar-1, Amritsar-2, Taran Taaran, Patti and Mukatsar.|
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|Operator||Department of Transport, Govt. of Punjab|
Punjab Roadways is a commercial organization and having a fleet of 868 buses at present. In addition, 101 buses of Kilometer Scheme are also operating under Punjab Roadways. It has been operating 2.77 lacs km daily for different State/Inter-state routes. About 5.00 Lacs passengers travel daily in the buses of Punjab Roadways. 360 new buses has been purchased and put on the routes during the current financial year 2005-06 by Punjab State Bus Stand Management Company Ltd. (PUNBUS) by raising loan of Rs. 40.00 Crore from Oriental Bank Of Commerce. These buses are being operated by the PUNBUS on the valid route permits of the Punjab Roadways and are giving good results. The proposal to purchase 300 more buses by PUNBUS by taking loan of Rs. 40.00 Crore from the banks has been finalized.
Punjab Roadways came into being in the year 1948 with a fleet of 13 buses, which rose gradually to its highest strength of 2407 buses in the year 1985. With an objective to provide better service, Punjab Roadways replaced 534 buses in 1997-98 and 1998-99 through PUNBUS a fully owned Government Company. In the year 2000, 150 buses under Kilometer Scheme were inducted to reinforce the fleet of Punjab Roadways by hiring Private buses and to operate on the routes, on which Punjab Roadways holds valid Permits, for the convenience of the people of the state. The primary objective of Punjab Roadways is to provide an economical, reliable and comfortable transport service in the state of Punjab with connecting service to adjoining states. Punjab Roadways is also providing free/concessional travel to the deserving categories identified by the Punjab Government. Punjab Roadways is also operating and monitoring the Bus Stands of Punjab.
Punjab Roadways has 18 depots viz Chandigarh, Roopnagar, Ludhiana, Ferozepur, Moga, Jagraon, Nangal, Jalandhar-1, Jalandhar-2, Nawanshehar, Batala, Pathankot, Hoshiarpur, Amritsar-1, Amritsar-2, Taran Taaran, Patti and Mukatsar. Punjab Roadways has launched online bus ticket booking through Travelyaari.com and PUNBUSonline.com