Sunday, September 26, 2010

India Buses

dtc-busesDemand for passenger travel in India is increasing everyday. Travelling through buses is one of the cost-effective modes of transportation and millions of people take the buses daily to go from one place to another. Many types of bus services including the public bus transportation as well as private buses are easily available for transportation for intercity travel or interstate travel. Transit facility in India is provided by Central, State and City authorities within public sector and different transit service providers within the private sector.

At the bus depots or terminus, the state road transport corporation bus services with departure time, bus fare and bus routes are displayed giving passengers some idea about the availability of transportation facility or transit availability to their selected destination. One can get all the information online on the websites of the companies and the tour operators with the facility of the booking of the tickets and the same being delivered to home or office address.

India has right-hand drive, the driver sits on the right, and the conductor on the left mostly seated near the first door and providing tickets to the commuters. Express buses, Luxury buses, Air conditioned Volvo buses, Deluxe and Super deluxe buses and coaches and sleeper buses are being run by private transit and transportation service providers. Almost all state owned buses ply between all major cities of India and for a safer and convenient way, its better and recommended to book the tickets as early as possible whether online or in person.

The state govt. owned DTC in Delhi runs its buses not only within Delhi but also in the interstate travel in the states of Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pardesh, Himachal Pardesh, Rajasthan, and Jammu & Kashmir and a Union Territory (UT) of Chandigarh. The buses come frequently on the bus stops for the routes they are plying on.

The bus service is also being run from Delhi, India to Lahore in Pakistan. This is cheaper and convenient for the people from both sides.

Some of the big names in the manufacturing of buses are the Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland. Mini buses are also being operated in different parts of India. Presently, the new system of fuel-efficient and environment friendly CNG buses have been introduced and the commuter is enjoying the ride. As one can see, written on the DTC buses in Delhi the "World's largest eco-friendly CNG bus system”. Low-floor CNG buses popularly known as the “green bus” is being run by DTC in Delhi.

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