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Uttarakhand Transport Corporation
ParentUnder Ministry of Road Transport, Government of Uttarakhand
Founded30 October 2003[1]
Headquarters1, Raj Vihar, Chakrata Road, Dehradun,[2] Uttarakhand
LocaleUttarakhand
Service areaUttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir[3]
Service typeBus service
Routes337[4]
Depots19
Fleet1355
Fuel typeDiesel & CNG
OperatorGovernment of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Transport Corporation also referred to as UTC or Uttarakhand Roadways, is the state run bus service of Uttarakhand state of India. UTC provides bus services to towns and cities within Uttarakhand and adjoining and nearby states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh covering over 350,000 kilometers catering to the travel needs of over 100,000 people every day.[5] It also offers a facility for online booking of tickets.[6]

History

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

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 19, each depot has a workshop attached to it to provide supportive maintenance facilities.[7] UTC also owns one tyre retreading plant at Dehradun to provide in-house tyre retreading facilities.

Fleet

UTC currently owns over 1355 buses. Of the total buses, around 600 ply on hilly routes of the state.[8] 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.[9] Current buses-to-staff ratio is 3.71[10]

Divisions & Bus Depots

UTC has 3 divisions and 19 bus depots.

Divisions Depots
Tanakpur Lohaghat , Pithoragarh, Tanakpur
Nainital Almora, Bageshwar, Bhawali, Haldwani, Kathgodam, Kashipur, Ramnagar, Ranikhet, Rudrapur
Dehradun Dehradun , Dehradun Gramin , Dehradun Hill, Haridwar, Kotdwar, Rishikesh , Roorkee, Srinagar

Service types

Buses used

Modes of service delivery

Awards

Year Type of Trophy Awarded
2008-09
Highest bus productivity in mountainous services.
Highest improvement in bus productivity in hilly areas.
Highest tire lifespan in mountainous areas.
Highest diesel average in hilly areas.
Highest improvement in diesel average in hilly areas.
2009-10 Highest bus productivity in mountainous services.
Highest tire lifespan in mountainous areas.
Highest diesel average in hilly areas
Minimum operating costs in hilly areas
2010-11 Highest tire life span in mountainous areas
Highest diesel average in hilly areas
Minimum operating costs in hilly areas
Minimum accident rate in hilly areas.
2011-12 Award by Transport Minister, Government of India for best road safety in hilly areas.
Minimum accident rate in hilly areas.
Minimum Operating Cost
2012-13 Highest utility on mountain roads.
Highest diesel utilization on mountain routes.
Highest diesel average on mountain routes.
2013-14 Bus productivity.
Highest tire life span.
Highest kilometer (bu).
Highest operating.
2014-15 Highest tire life span in mountainous areas
Highest tire life span in mountainous areas
Highest bus productivity in hilly areas.
2015-16 Maximum improvement in bus productivity compared to last year.
Highest tire life span.
Minimum operating cost (tax free)
Maximum improvement in diesel average.
Highest performance in bus productivity.
Maximum diesel average.
2016-17 Highest productivity of mountain services.
Highest tire life span in mountain services.
Minimum operating costs on mountain routes.
2019-20 Minimum accidents on mountain roads.
2020-21 Minimum accidents on mountain roads.

References

  1. ^ "UTC Online Services Ver 3.0". utc.uk.gov.in.
  2. ^ http://utc.uk.gov.in/contactus[dead link]
  3. ^ "Routes: Routes". Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Key Statistics". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  5. ^ Talwar, Gaurav (25 February 2015). "Uttarakhand Transport Corporation to launch its own packaged drinking water 'Parivahan Neer'". The Times of India. Dehradun. TNN. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
    "Around 1 lakh passengers travels in UTC buses on daily basis"
  6. ^ Talwar, Gaurav (25 February 2015). "UTC to launch free Android app for booking tickets". The Times of India. Dehradun. TNN. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Infrastructure: Infrastructure". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  8. ^ Talwar, Gaurav (30 December 2016). "UTC to buy 65 new buses for hilly routes". The Times of India. Dehradun. TNN. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Unit Wise Fleet: Unit Wise Fleet". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Key Statistics: Key Statistics". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.