Uttarakhand Transport Corporation

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Uttarakhand Transport Corporation
उत्तराखण्ड परिवहन निगम
Uttarakhand Transport Corporation Logo.jpg
Parent Ministry of Transportation, Government of Uttarakhand
Founded 30 October 2003[1]
Headquarters 1, Raj Vihar, Chakrata Road, Dehradun,[2] Uttarakhand
Locale Uttarakhand
Service area Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir[3]
Service type Bus service
Routes 337[4]
Hubs 3
Lounge 11[5]
Depots 18
Fleet 1419[6]
Fuel type Diesel
Website Corporate Website

Uttarakhand Transport Corporation also referred to as UTC, is the state run bus service of Uttarakhand state of India. UTC with its 1419 buses serves routes to towns and cities within Uttarakhand and adjoining states of Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir covering over 350,000 kilometers catering to the travel needs of over 100,000 people every day.[7] It also offers a facility for online booking of tickets.[8]

History[edit]

Upon bifurcation of Uttar Pradesh in year 2000, the newly created Uttarakhand state felt the need of its own state owned transport agency, hence Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC) was incorporated on 30 October 2003 under the provisions of the Road Transport Act, 1950.

Supporting Infrastructure[edit]

UTC has its corporate office at Dehradun, and three divisional offices at Dehradun, Nainital and Tanakpur. Each division has a regional workshop where major repair and maintenance work as well as assembly reconditioning work is performed. Each region has been further divided into operational units called Depots. The total number of depots in the corporation is 18, each depot has a workshop attached to it to provide supportive maintenance facilities.[9] UTC also owns one tyre retreading plant at Dehradun to provide in-house tyre retreading facilities.

Fleet[edit]

UTC Buses at Haldwani Bus Station
An ordinary bus near Takula, Almora

UTC currently owns over 1419 buses,[10][11] and it has hired 55 privates buses. Of the total buses, around 600 ply on hilly routes of the state.[12] UTC categorize its buses into 5 categories as Volvo buses, Deluxe buses, Air Conditioned buses, Low floor buses that ply in association with JNURM to fulfill urban transportation needs, and Ordinary buses.[13] Current buses-to-staff ratio is 3.71[14]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://utc.uk.gov.in/
  2. ^ http://utc.uk.gov.in/contactus
  3. ^ http://utc.uk.gov.in/pages/display/65-routes
  4. ^ http://hrtc.gov.in/hrtc/page/Key-Statistics.aspx
  5. ^ http://utc.uk.gov.in/pages/display/39-midway-restaurant
  6. ^ http://utc.uk.gov.in/pages/display/63-unit-wise-fleet
  7. ^ Talwar, Gaurav (25 February 2015). "Uttarakhand Transport Corporation to launch its own packaged drinking water ‘Parivahan Neer'". Dehradun: The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
    "Around 1 lakh passengers travels in UTC buses on daily basis"
  8. ^ Talwar, Gaurav (25 February 2015). "UTC to launch free Android app for booking tickets". Dehradun: The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  9. ^ http://utc.uk.gov.in/pages/display/62-infrastructure
  10. ^ Talwar, Gaurav (20 April 2015). "UTC to overhaul fleet with 600 new buses". Dehradun: The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  11. ^ Talwar, Gaurav (21 November 2016). "Demonetisation fallout: Cash-strapped UTC incurring loss of Rs 50 lakh daily". Dehradun: The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  12. ^ Talwar, Gaurav (30 December 2016). "UTC to buy 65 new buses for hilly routes". Dehradun: The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  13. ^ http://utc.uk.gov.in/pages/display/63-unit-wise-fleet
  14. ^ http://utc.uk.gov.in/pages/display/67-key-statistics