⚫⚫⚫Himachal Road Transport Corporation , also referred to as HRTC , is the state run bus service of Himachal Pradesh, India. HRTC serves to towns and cities within Himachal Pradesh and adjoining states of Uttrakhand,
Chandigarh , Punjab , and Delhi. HRTC is one of the first RTC's in India to offer a facility for online booking of tickets for all types of buses.
The corporation was jointly founded by the
Government of Punjab, Government of Himachal Pradesh and Railways as Mandi-Kullu Road Transport Corporation in 1958 to operate in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. The corporation was merged with Himachal Govt. Transport on 2 November 1974 and was renamed as Himachal Road Transport Corporation.
HRTC has its corporate office at Shimla and four divisional offices at Shimla, Mandi ,
Hamirpur and Dharamsala, each having integrated workshop. It has 27 depots each with a regional workshop. HRTC also owns 3 bus body building units along with 3 tyre pre-cure re-treading plants at Mandi, Parwanoo and Jassur . HRTC routinely upgrades driving skills of its staff and train new drivers at its Driver Training Institutes located at Jassur , Mandi, Taradevi , Hamirpur, Chamba ,
Sarkaghat and Kullu .
Other than regular services connecting Himachal to Chandigarh, Delhi and Haridwar; HRTC operates buses on some of the highest motorable roads in the world. These routes include Leh-Delhi, Shimla-Kaza, Kullu-Kaza, Manali-Killar and others. The Leh-Delhi routes operated by HRTC is 1203 km long and is the longest route by any RTC in India with a travel time of approx. 35 hours. The roads to Kaza are also termed as the world's most treacherous roads...⚫⚫⚫ Location:Kumarsain,Shimla,Himachal Pradesh
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