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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 (UTC), also known as Uttarakhand Roadways, is the government-run bus service for the state of Uttarakhand, India. UTC operates buses across Uttarakhand and connects it to neighboring states like Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Madhya Pradesh. With a vast network exceeding 350,000 kilometers, UTC caters to over 100,000 daily passengers.

History

After the formation of Uttarakhand state on November 9, 2000, the Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC) was established in Dehradun on October 30, 2003, under the provisions of the Road Transport Act, 1950. Following the formation of UTC, it received 957 buses from the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC). Subsequently, in 2004, UTC purchased its own 457 buses.

Supporting infrastructure

The corporate office of the corporation is situated at Dehradun. For efficient functioning the corporation has been divided into 3 divisions Dehradun, Nainital and Tanakpur. Each region has a regional workshop where major repair and maintenance work as well as assembly reconditioning work is performed.

One tyre retreading plant is established at Dehradun to provide in-house tyre retreading facilities.

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 depot workshop attached to it to provide supportive maintenance facilities.

Fleet


UTC currently owns over 1,355 buses. Of the total buses, approximately 573 ply on hilly routes within the state. UTC categorizes its buses into five categories:

  1. Volvo buses
  2. Janrath buses
  3. Ordinary buses
  4. CNG buses (undertaking buses)
  5. Low-floor buses, which operate in association with JNURM to serve urban areas.

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.