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Uttarakhand Transport Corporation
UTC's ordinary bus near Lodhiya, Almora
ParentMinistry of Transportation, 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]
Hubs3
Lounge11[5]
Depots18
Fleet1355
Fuel typeDiesel
WebsiteCorporate Website

Uttarakhand Transport Corporation also referred to as UTC or Uttarakhand Roadways, is the state run bus service of Uttarakhand state of India. UTC buses serves routes to towns and cities within Uttarakhand and adjoining states and union territtories of Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh covering over 350,000 kilometers catering to the travel needs of over 100,000 people every day.[6] It also offers a facility for online booking of tickets.[7]

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 18, each depot has a workshop attached to it to provide supportive maintenance facilities.[8] UTC also owns one tyre retreading plant at Dehradun to provide in-house tyre retreading facilities.

Fleet

Uttarakhand Transport Corporation's Volvo 9400 in Delhi
Uttarakhand Transport Corporation's Volvo 9400 in Delhi

UTC currently owns over 1355 buses. Of the total buses, around 600 ply on hilly routes of the state.[9] 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.[10]

Current buses-to-staff ratio is 3.71[11]

UTC Buses at Haldwani Bus Station
UTC Buses at Haldwani Bus Station

References

  1. ^ "UTC Online Services Ver 3.0". utc.uk.gov.in.
  2. ^ http://utc.uk.gov.in/contactus
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ 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"
  7. ^ Talwar, Gaurav (25 February 2015). "UTC to launch free Android app for booking tickets". The Times of India. Dehradun. TNN. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  8. ^ [3][dead link]
  9. ^ Talwar, Gaurav (30 December 2016). "UTC to buy 65 new buses for hilly routes". The Times of India. Dehradun. TNN. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  10. ^ [4][dead link]
  11. ^ [5][dead link]