HRTC operates buses to Delhi, Chandigarh, UP, Uttrakhand, Haryana,Punjab, Rajsthan and J&Ok. Volvo Buses from Delhi to Shimla, Manali and Dharamsala.

Historical past

On the time of Independence, Himachal was shaped as a “C” class State by merger of 33 hilly States of North-Western Himalayas on 15th April, 1948. Passenger and items providers have been nationalized within the Pradesh in July, 1949. Through the yr 1958, a Company, “Mandi-Kullu Street Transport Company” was floated collectively by the Govt. of Punjab, Himachal and Railways underneath the Street Transport Company Act, 1950 mainly to function on the joint routes within the States of Punjab and Himachal. With the re-organization of Punjab State in 1966, few hilly areas of Punjab have been merged in Himachal and operational areas of Mandi-Kullu Street Transport Company got here completely within the expanded State of Himachal. On 02.10.1974, Himachal Govt. Transport was merged with Mandi-Kullu Street Transport Company and was renamed what even as we speak is named Himachal Street Transport Company.

After the formation of Himachal on 15th July, 1948 the community of roads had obtained top-most precedence of the Authorities. At current the highway community is broadly unfold in Himachal. In 1974 whole routes operated by HRTC have been 379 which have grown to 2325 in March 2016 and the fleet power has grown from 733 to 2645 in March 2016.
Bus stays the only mode of passenger transportation within the state as railways have a negligible presence within the State. The slim gauge traces connecting Pathankot with Jogindernagar and Kalka with Shimla are so gradual shifting {that a} very small share of visitors is carried by them at current; thereby leaving the onus of carrying the passenger visitors on to bus transport. See Extra

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