Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation is known as GSRTC. It is a Govt. State Transport Undertaking of Gujarat for passengers facilitating with Road Public Transport in moffusil / City Services. GSRTC operates within the state of Gujarat, India and neighboring states. It has a fleet of 8398 buses. It has a workforce of 40,000.
|Slogan||Steering Miles With Smiles|
|Parent||Government of Gujarat|
|Founded||1 May 1960|
|Headquarters||Central Office GSRTC, Ranip, Ahmedabad Central ST Workshop, Naroda, Ahmedabad|
|Service area||Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Hariyana|
|Service type||Bus, Public Transportation|
|Daily ridership||2,324,000 (2009-10)|
|Annual ridership||848 Million (2009-10)|
|Fuel type||Diesel, CNG|
|Chief executive||- (Chairman)|
|Vice-Chairman & Managing Director||Smt. Sonal Mishra|
Incorporated since 1 May 1960 with 7 divisions, 76 depots and 7 divisional workshops which has been expanding since than having,
- Infrastructure across the state,
- 16 Divisions
- 125 Depots
- 263 Bus Stations
- 1554 Pickup Stands
- Daily Operation with
- 40,000 employees
- 8398 Buses
- 7246 Schedules
- 47462 Trips
- 32.50 lakhs KMs
- 24 lakhs Passengers (99.5%) of population
- It covers 18,551 (99.33%) villages of Gujarat out of total 18,676 villages
- It has iconic one-of-its-kind Bus Ports in 6 major cities of Gujarat
- Technological up-gradation in major departments i.e. IT, technical, HR etc.
- GSRTC daily facilitates 13 lakh obligatory passengers including students out of total 25 lakh passengers by operating 8530 obligatory trips.
GSRTC has 16 divisions
- Ahmedabad division referred as Aashram
- Amreli division referred as Gir
- Bharuch division referred as Narmada
- Bhavnagar division referred as Shetrunjay
- Bhuj division referred as Kutch
- Godhra division referred as Pavagadh
- Himmatnagar division referred as Sabar
- Jamnagar division referred as Dwarka
- Junagadh division referred as Somnath
- Mehsana division referred as Modhera
- Anand division referred as Amul
- Palanpur division referred as Banas
- Rajkot division referred as Saurashtra
- Surat division referred as Surya Nagri
- Vadodara division referred as Vishwamitri
- Valsad division referred as Daman Ganga
New bus terminalsEdit
It is as per the vision of the Prime Minister when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat to facelift the bus terminals with facilities that are available at international airports. The government has already built six such bus terminals - two in Ahmedabad at Gita Mandir and Ranip, two in Vadodara at Central and Makarpura, at Surat and Mehsana.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani now proposed to build ten modern district level bus terminals at Amreli, Bhuj, Bharuch, Rajkot, Nadiad, Navsari, Modasa, Patan and Palanpur at a cost of Rs.913.30-crore with facilities for commercial activities.All these ten bus terminals, to be designed, build, operate and transfer model, will have digital display, variable message sign boards, CCTV cameras, surveillance system, deluxe waiting hall, tourist information centre, cloakrooms, restaurants, food courts, plaza, budget hotels, and multiplex for commercial activities, besides Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) administrative office, parcel room, maintenance workshop and fuel pumps. The bus terminals will have a clause for maintenance and repairs as an when required for 30 years.
GSRTC purchased 1500+ new buses including air conditioned, Sleeper coaches Volvo buses in 2009 and also purchased 1000+ new Intercity Mini buses in 2017. GSRTC daily 28 lakh kilometre with 40000 trips and catering daily 24 lakh passengers ... GSRTC provides online and mobile phone ticket booking facility. It also provides wi-fi internet service in Volvo buses for free. Currently the fleet of buses having online ticket booking facility includes Express, Gurjarnagri, Sleeper and Volvo buses.
Command & Control Center and IT InitiativesEdit
GSRTC has established it Command & Control Center of GSRTC at Central Office, Ranip, Ahmedabad. 24 X 7 rigorous monitoring of various parameters in CCC & DCCC through various IT tools i.e.,
- GPS based Integrated Vehicle Tracking & Passenger Information System
- Integrated Depot Management System
- Online Passenger Reservation System
- Inventory Management System
- Electronic Ticketing Machine
- Discipline & Appeal Management System
- MIS Generation
- Automated Fuel Management System
- Automated Driver Testing System
- CCTV Camera based Surveillance Vigilance System
- Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan Mobile App
- 24 X 7 toll free helpdesk with IVRS
- Online Grievance Redressal
- MPLS – VPN
It has built up many technical facilities. Including:
- Three level maintenance and repair facility - 126 depot workshops, 16 divisional workshops and a central workshop
- 7 Tyre retreading plant
- Ahmedabad to Vadodara (Frequency of Every 15 minutes.)
- Ahmedabad to Surat (Frequency of every 30 minutes.)
- Ahmedabad to Rajkot (Daily 10 services)
Intercity Minibus ServicesEdit
- Ahmedabad to Vadodara (Frequency of Every 15 minutes.)
- Ahmedabad to Surat (Frequency of Every 30 minutes.)
- Ahmedabad to Rajkot (Frequency of Every 1 hour.)
- Ahmedabad to Anand (frequency of Every 30 minutes.)
- Ahmedabad to Nadiad (frequency of Every 30 minutes.)
- Ahmedabad to Dahod (frequency of Every 20 minutes.)
- Mehsana to Ranip (Frequency of Every 30 minutes.)
- Palanpur to Mehsana (Frequency of Every 30 minutes.)
- Surat to Navsari (frequency of Every 20 minutes.)
- Vadodara to Anand (frequency of Every 15 minutes.)
- Vadodara to Godhara (frequency of Every 30 Minute)
- Godhara to Ahmedabad
(Frequency of Every 20 minute)
etc. and many more Intercity services to and fro of Major Cities of Gujarat.
- Volvo Seater and Sleeper
- A. C. Seater and Sleeper
- Non - Sleeper
- Gurjar Nagri Express
- Deluxe Express
- Mini Bus (Mini Distance bus)
Buses used by GsrtcEdit
- National award for fuel economy 2006-2007 by India State Road Transport Undertaking and Ministry of Road Transport & Highway, Government of India.
- "About us". GSRTC. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- "GSRTC contact number".
- "GSRTC performance". GSRTC. October 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- "Leadership". GARTC. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- "Launching of first phase of GPS based GSRTC bus tracking and monitoring system". deshgujarat.com. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
- "GSRTC gets 1,500 new buses". The Times of India. TNN. 8 February 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- Thakkar, Mitul (20 July 2005). "GSRTC to launch online ticket booking". Business Standard. Ahmedabad. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- "Booking GSRTC ticket through mobile phone to be possible". DeshGujarat.com. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- "Now, surf the internet on GSRTC's Rajkot-Ahmedabad buses". The Times of India. Rajkot. TNN. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
- "Book GSRTC E-Tickets online easily". www.gsrtctimetable.in. Ahmedabad. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
- "GSRTC bags national award for fuel economy". The Times of India. 20 October 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2013.