Top 10 Government Transport Companies in India
Transport system in India consists of transport by land, water, and air. Public transport remains the primary mode of transport for most Indian citizens, and India’s public transport systems are among the most heavily used in the world.
Buses are an important means of public transport in India. Due to this social significance, urban bus transport is often owned and operated by public agencies, and most state governments operate bus services through a State Road Transport Corporation. These corporations have proven extremely useful in connecting villages and towns across the country.
Many Indian states government have their own fleet of buses which are run under their State Transport Department. Top 10 Government Transport Companies in India are listed below.
10. Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC)
Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) is a public sector passenger road transport corporation based in Uttar Pradesh, India operating intrastate and interstate bus service. It is one of rsv fleets of buses in India and highest in North India. The Headquarter of the corporation is at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh; India.
9. Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC)
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. GSRTC was established on 1 May 1960 with formation of Gujarat state. GSRTC daily 28 lakh kilometre with 40000 trips and catering daily 24 lakh passengers. GSRTC provides online and mobile phone ticket booking facility.It also provides wi-fi internet service in Volvo buses for free. Currently the fleet of buses having online ticket booking facility includes Express, Gurjarnagri, Sleeper and Volvo buses.
8. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC)
Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is the main public transport operator of Delhi. It is one of the largest CNG-powered bus service operator in the world. Delhi Transport Corporation operates on many routes in Delhi and neighboring States. The Delhi Transport Corporation was incorporated in May 1948 by the Indian government for local bus services when they found out the incumbent service provider Gwalior and Northern India Transport Company Ltd. was inadequate in serving the purpose.
7. Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC)
Himachal Road Transport Corporation, also referred to as HRTC, is the state-owned road transport corporation of the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. HRTC provides bus services to towns and cities within Himachal Pradesh and the adjoining and nearby states of Uttrakhand, Punjab, Haryana,Uttar pradesh, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir. HRTC is one of the first RTC’s in India to offer a facility for online booking of tickets for all types of buses.
6. Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC)
Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) is a state-owned corporation that runs transport services within the Indian state of Telangana. It was formed in 2014 by splitting the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Many other Indian metro towns in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Odisha and Chhattisgarh are also linked with the services of TSRTC. It serves about 89.4 lakh passengers every day, having three zones and Services operating through 96 depots.
5. Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC)
Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (or APSRTC) is the state-owned road transport corporation in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Its headquarters are located at NTR Administrative Block of RTC House in Pandit Nehru bus station of Vijayawada. Many other Indian metro towns in Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha, Yanam and Chhattisgarh are also linked with the services. Earlier, it was a part of Nizam State Rail and Road Transport Department.
4. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC)
The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation abbreviated as (MSRTC, or simply ST), is the state run bus service of Maharashtra, India with 18000+ buses which ferry 7 million passengers daily. It serves routes to towns and cities within Maharashtra and adjoining states. Apart from locations within the state of Maharashtra, the MSRTC service also covers destinations in neighboring states . It also offers a facility for online booking of tickets for all Buses.
3. Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC)
Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Limited (TNSTC) is a public transport bus operator in Tamil Nadu, India. It operates Town and Mofussil buses with a combined fleet buses along with its subsidiaries MTC and SETC. TNSTC caters to all the districts within Tamil Nadu and also operates services to neighboring states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and union territory of Puduchery.
2. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is a state-owned road transport corporation in the Indian state Kerala. It is one of the oldest state run public bus transport services in India. The corporation is divided into three separate independent zones: South Zone, Central Zone and North Zone, with headquarters at capital city of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram. The corporation has a fleet of buses consisting Volvo, Scania, Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors, Eicher Motors and minibuses.The vehicles owned by KSRTC is registered under a dedicated RTO at Thiruvananthapuram with a registration series KL-15.
1. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)is a state-owned road transportation company in the state of Karnataka in India. Corporation has the largest fleet of Volvo buses among state owned transport companies in India. It is wholly owned by the Government of Karnataka. Corporation services covers 92% villages in Karnataka. At present, KSRTC operates TATA, Ashok Leyland, Eicher Motors are More, Also Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Scania buses under the A/C (Airavat) services (Airavat means the mythical white elephant in Kannada).
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