Pepsu Road Transport Corporation

The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation, Patiala was set-up on 16th of October, 1956 under the provision of the Road Transport Corporations Act, 1950 with a view to provide efficient, adequate, economic and properly co-ordinated operation system of Road Transport Services in the State. It commenced passenger transport operations with a meagre investment of Rs. 25.00 lacs and the fleet of 60 buses covering 11,107 daily scheduled kilometers on 15 routes with 345 employees. At present, the PRTC had owned 912 ordinary buses, 2 AC buses and 24 HVAC buses and 36 hired buses under KM Scheme, 600 routes (including inter-state routes) covering a daily mileage of 349928 kilometers. It has 4744 employees as on 31.8.2009. There are 10 depots of the Corporation located at Patiala, Bathinda, Kapurthala, Barnala, Sangrur, Budhlada, Faridkot, Ludhiana, Chandigarh and Special Cell of KM Scheme at Patiala.

Corporation Profile

The Head office of the corporation is situated at Patiala. The operation of bus services by PRTC is not only confined to Punjab State, but it has also been providing bus services to the neighboring states like Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Union Territories of Chandigarh and Delhi. The PRTC provides services not only on intercity routes but also links the remote villages with the nearby towns and cities. It is also extending free/concessional travel facilities to various categories of commuters as per the instructions of the State Govt. from time to time.


Pepsu Road Transport Corporation is governed by the Board Of Directors headed by the Chairman. The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation, has two tier system of Management. The Managing Director is the Chief Executive of the Corporation who is assisted by Addl. Managing Director alongwith the officers of the various branches in the Head Office. The General Manager heads the Depot Administration and is assisted by various branch officers.


PRTC is having 10 depots all over Punjab the details of which are as given below along with the fleet strength and scheduled kilometer:

Depots and Fleet of Pepsu Road Transport Corporation
Depot Owned Buses Hired Buses Total Scheduled KMs Alloted
Patiala 8HVAC + 2AC +162 Ordinary Buses=172 3 AC 175 56688
Sangrur 96 2 98 34286
Kapurthala 86 0 86 27314
Bathinda 12 HVAC + 118 Ordinary 39 169 59064
Budhlada 61 0 61 20264
Barnala 84 0 84 29380
Ludhiana 6 HVAC + 77 Ordinary 32 Ordinary + 8 Integral AC 123 37870
Faridkot 71 Ordinary + 3 HVAC + 19 Kilometer Scheme 0 93 28188
Chandigarh 10 HVAC+103 Ordinary=113 0 113 42020
Spl. Cell 0 20 Ordinary 20 12543
Total/Avg. 938 36 974 349928

Concessional Travel

List of different categories of commuters who have been provided the facility of free / half / concessional travelling in the buses of PRTC within Punjab State

Sr.No Category Name Concessional Travel Facility
1 Blind Person Free
2 Child (3-12 Years) Half Concession
3 Handicapped persons with 40% and above disability Half Concession
4 MLA/MP's Free
5 Police personnel from the rank of constable to Inspector. Free in Punjab State and as well as on Inter State Routes
6 Jail wardens (from the rank of Head Warden to Asstt. Supdt. Jail) Free
7 Students. (From Ist Class to 10th class) Free
8 Colleges students, ITIs, Medical Colleges etc. At Concessional rates
9 Freedom Fighters and their attendant. Free
10 Wives of Freedom Fighters along with one Attendant. Free
11 Press reporters(Accredited Press Correspondents) Free against the payment made by the DPR, Pb. Chd.
12 Commercial Luggage 1/2 ticket upto 40kg Full Ticket 41 to 80kg
13 Ex-MLAs Ex-MP's. Ex-MLCs and their wives Free
14 60 Years old women/aged women Half Concession
15 Patients of Thelasamic with one attendant Free
16 Terrorists vicitims ladies/widows Free
17 Patients of Cancer along with one attendant Free
18 Employees of the Civil Sectt.(Pb. Civil Sectt. at Chd. from different sectors to Sectt.) Concessional rates

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