About HRTC

Himachal Road Transport Corporation(HRTC), is the state-owned road transport corporation of the Government of Himachal Pradesh, India. HRTC provides bus services to villages, towns, and cities within Himachal Pradesh and nearby states of Uttrakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Rajasthan. HRTC is one of the first government-owned road transport corporations in India to offer a facility for online booking of tickets for all types of buses(Ordinary, Volvo, Deluxe, and Semi-Delux). The organization serves on 2573 routes with the help of 8813 staff members covering almost 6.05 lakhs Killometres a day. 

History: The corporation was jointly founded by the Punjab Government, Himachal Pradesh Government, and Railways as Mandi-Kullu Road Transport Corporation in 1958 to operate in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. After the formation of Himachal Pradesh, a separate state, the corporation was merged with Himachal Government Transport on 2 October 1974 and was renamed Himachal Road Transport Corporation. 
Organs of Department: HRTC has its head office at Shimla and  has 4 divisional offices at Mandi, Shimla, Dharamshala and Hamirpur. Each division have it's integrated workshop. HRTC has 27 depots each in the state and 23 regional workshops. HRTC also owns 3 bus body building units along with 3 tyre pre-cure re-treading plants at Mandi, Parwanoo(Dist. Solan) and Jassur(Dist. Kangra, 20 KM from Pathankot). HRTC has 7 driver training institutes to staff and train new drivers and these are located at Jassur(Dist. Kangra), Mandi, Taradevi(Dist. Shimla), Hamirpur, Chamba, Sarkaghat(Dist. Mandi), and Kullu.

Note: This information is derived from various sources so you are requested to validate the information on the official website of HRTC.

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