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May 6th, 2011, 08:20 PM
GSRTC Updates,Developments,Photos & Discussions
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) is a passenger transport organisation providing bus services both within Gujarat and neighbouring states.
GSRTC came into existence on 1st May, 1960 on formation of Gujarat. From a modest begining of 7 divisions, 76 depots and 7 divisional workshops and a fleet of 1,767 buses it has gone to,
228 bus stations
1,554 pick up stands
May 6th, 2011, 08:21 PM
GSRTC provides a variety of services, These includes
Mofussil Services connect major cities, smaller towns and villages within Gujarat.
Intercity Services connect major cities - Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Rajkot. These provide a quick and cheap mode of transport.
Interstate Services connect various cities of Gujarat to the neighbouring states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasathan
Parcel Services are available for transporting goods.
City services GSRTC provides city bus services From Ahmedabad - Gandhinagar - Ahmedabad
May 6th, 2011, 08:24 PM
some of the GSRTC Buses
May 7th, 2011, 05:15 PM
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GSRTC - this one heading to Silvassa from Vapi
A GSRTC bus at Vapi
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May 7th, 2011, 05:16 PM
GSRTC City Bus
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May 8th, 2011, 09:12 AM
Gujarat State Transport Corporation(GSRTC) AC luxury and Sleeper coach buses
May 8th, 2011, 09:18 AM
May 8th, 2011, 09:21 AM
GSRTC airconditioned Volvo bus
May 11th, 2011, 10:30 PM
May 12th, 2011, 12:57 PM
Gujarat's inter-city bus services are poor to say the least. Why a state which has done well on so many parameters has such bad buses beats me.
May 20th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Borivali Selwas 10.30am GSRTC
Mumbai Bhiloda via Borivali from GSRTC
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May 22nd, 2011, 08:28 PM
Would like to update you that there is undergoing heavy construction of mall cum GSRTC station at Subhash Bridge. The station is with art of gallery facilities. Now looking for material updates when ready.
May 28th, 2011, 08:10 PM
Soon, ST bus depots to get a facelift
BHARUCH: Almost 25 lakh passengers use the facilities of Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) daily. Looking at the increasing number of passengers, GSRTC has shown its willingness to improve the standard of 125 depots across the state. For this, 20 bus depots have been identified in the first phase.
Newly appointed chairman B H Ghodasara while speaking to TOI in his routine visit to Bharuch said, "We have decided to improve the standard of all the depots in the state. In the preliminary stage we have identified 20 depots -- which include Bharuch -- so that a corporate look can be given to them. We will develop the depots on public private partnership (PPP) model."
Ghodasara, a former IAS, visited all the bus stations of Bharuch division and guided the employees of GSRTC to follow the slogan "Yatri Devo Bhava". He said, "Soon, the listed 20 depots will have air-conditioned waiting rooms, passenger sitting facilities, canteen, staying facilities and security with the latest instruments."
June 1st, 2011, 07:23 PM
GSRTC bus near Rajkot
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June 7th, 2011, 05:40 AM
GSRTC Volvo buses to turn wi-fi
In a month's time, all Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) Volvo buses would turn wi-fi. The trials for the wi-fi buses are on. Five more Volvo luxury buses are being introduced for Vadodara and Surat from Saturday.
"We have realized that many passengers, which include company executives and students from Ahmedabad and Surat, require wi-fi facility as they head towards industrial townships and institutional area. It is after keeping them in mind that we have introduced the wi-fi services," said a senior GSRTC official.
Two Volvo buses would run on the Bopal-Surat route, while three new Volvo buses would originate from Nehrunagar GSRTC bus stand. In all, the GSRTC runs 10 Volvo inter-city buses. Of these, three buses originate from the airport. The early morning bus starts for Jamnagar, the second bus at 11.30 am heads for Surat, while the evening 7.30pm bus heads for Vadodara. The GSRTC also has a Volvo service to Rajkot.
June 8th, 2011, 07:02 AM
GSRTC to compensate accident victims (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-06-07/rajkot/29629187_1_gsrtc-compensation-accident-victims)
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) has decided to release compensation of Rs 1.50 crore amount to 300-odd victims of road accidents in Rajkot district caused by GSRTC buses.
Sources in the GSRTC said that the central office of GSRTC has decided to release the compensation to all applicants across the state by June 8.
There are 300 applicants who have applied in Rajkot division of GSRTC. That apart, there are about 4,000 victims of road mishaps across the state whose compensation is likely to reach a total of Rs 80 crore.
June 8th, 2011, 07:02 PM
GSRTC starts Volvo buses to Vadodara, Surat
AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat State Transport Corporation has introduced special Volvo and AC buses to Vadodara and Surat from Nehrunagar and Bopal.
Volvo buses from Nehrunagar to Vadodara will leave at 6 am, 8 am, 10.45 am, 11.45 am, 1.30 pm, 3.30 pm, 4.45 pm, 6.30 pm, 8 pm and 9.45 pm.
AC buses will leave at 6.30 am, 7 am, 9.15 am, 12.15 pm, 12.45 pm, 2.15 pm, 5.45 pm and 7.15 pm.
Volvo buses from Vadodara to Nehrunagar will leave at 8 am, 8.30 am, 9.15 am, 10.15 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 2.30 pm, 3.45 pm, 5.30 pm, 7 pm and 8.45 pm. AC buses will leave at 9 am, 9.30 am, 11.45 am, 3.15 pm, 4.45 pm, 8.15 pm and 9.30 pm.
From Bopal, Volvo buses to Surat will leave at 7.45 am, 5.30 pm and 8.30 pm. Volvo buses from Ahmedabad ST will leave at 8 am, 5.30 pm, 8.30 pm and 11.30 pm (Ambaji-Surat).
AC buses will operate from 6 am, 9 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3.30 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm and 10 pm. A Volvo from the airport will start at 11.30 am while one bus will leave from Krishnanagar at 6.20 am.
From Surat, Volvo buses will start at 11.30 am, 2.30 pm (up to Bopal), 5.15 pm and 11.15 pm. AC buses will operate from Surat at 5.20 am (up to Ambaji), 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3.15 pm, 3.45 pm and 4.30 pm.
June 17th, 2011, 07:51 PM
GSRTC plans expansion of Volvos for pilgrims
Gujarat State Road and Transport Corporation is eyeing pilgrim places to get more business. The public transport is all set to extend its Volvo bus services to pilgrim places in Gujarat and other states.
“We have already begun the procedure to operate Volvo buses in states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, etc. Fifteen routes have been identified for inter-state Volvo services. Right now we are just trying to speed up the process,” G H Ghodasara, chairman of GSRTC, said.
The public transport has also initiated the process to procure 15 volvos for the purpose, at present the corporation has 10 such buses connecting Ahmedabad with Surat, Vadodara, Jamnagar and Rajkot.
According to an official source, the buses will be connecting pilgrim places like Ambaji, Somnath, Dwarka, and many more. “These are the places that have potential Volvo passengers. As the places are considerably far from Ahmedabad, commuters will prefer comfortable journey,” said the official.
According to the source, GSRTC is also considering the idea of package tour in Volvo buses. He said, “This will be an Ahmedabad to Ahmedabad package tour covering major tourist spots in the state. It will probably be a week-long tour.”
GSRTC will be signing an MoU with the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat to run buses in other states. “Talks are on with GSRTC for operation of our buses in other states with their help. Meanwhile, we have also sought permission from other states,” Ghodasara said.
The state public transport has to take permission from other states before operating buses legally in these states.
At present GSRTC has zeroed on destinations like Shirdi, Nasik, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Shrinathji, Aurangabad, Jaipur, Kolhapur and Mount Abu. Among these places, Pune, Aurangabad, Shirdi and Kolhapur will be connected with Surat, while Mumbai, Pune, Shirdi, Delhi, Jaipur, Mt Abu and Shrinathji will be connected with Ahmedabad.
According to an official, the main focus is on Mt Abu as number of people visiting the place are huge in number during winters.
Taking this into consideration, the public transport will also procure buses having heating facilities. “As the number of people going to Mt Abu is more during winters, buses having heaters can be a huge0 hit,” he said.
June 21st, 2011, 08:07 PM
GSRTC to boost rural minibus service fleet in tribal districts
The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) has decided to procure an additional 300 minibuses to ferry people between the 43 taluka headquarters and the villages in the tribal districts of the state.
GSRTC Chairman Babubhai Ghodasara flagged 15 such minibuses last week to add to the previously introduced 100 buses. Encouraged by their growing popularity among the rural students and the youth who have to cover short distances to schools and work places, the transport corporation plans to reach the projected fleet strength by the end of 2011-12 with a Rs 20 crore aid from the state government under Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana (VBKY).
“Operation and maintenance of the buses is easy on the Corporation’s finances because of the low payload factor, speed and easy mobility, besides low fuel consumption, mileage and deeper access to the interior areas which are difficult for big buses to reach,” Ghodasara said.
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June 26th, 2011, 01:34 PM
A ticket for Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) Volvos will soon be available in your neighbourhood. The state public transport will be granting franchises to individuals for sale of tickets exclusively for their Volvo buses.
This scheme is an attempt to regain the business GSRTC has lost over the years to private players. By giving services equivalent to private transport companies, the transport company hopes to increase its sales.
The franchise will be given to individuals, similar to the way it is done in railways and air-lines. At present the air-tickets and railway reservation is available through e-tickets in all areas. An official said, “This will be different from e-tickets as individuals will be purchasing real tickets from the franchise.”
The franchises will initially be present in areas where private players have a presence. Tejas Popat, who is in charge of the Volvo project said, “The idea is to attract people, who travel by private transport companies. The presence of a GSRTC outlet will certainly get us more passengers.”
Initially, the state transport will set up an outlet at Satellite in Ahmedabad and Limda Chowk in Rajkot, which are the hubs of private transport operators in these cities. The outlets will also be set in Jamnagar, Surat and Baroda. The particular areas in these cities will be finalised soon.
According to Popat, GSRTC has low fares compared to private operators despite providing similar services to passengers. Tejas said, “At present, passengers get tickets from GSRTC bus stations, whereas private operators have presence in many localities; this fetches more passengers for private operators.”
August 9th, 2011, 05:28 AM
Now, landlines can connect you to GSRTC’s luxury Volvo buses
After the success of its Volvo bus service in Ahmedabad, the Gujarat State Road Transport Service (GSRTC) is all set to introduce another feature to its facilities.
Passengers can now book their tickets from fixed line phones. Earlier, bookings and time tables were available on SMS, but now for better convenience, GSRTC has started the landline calls, even for AC buses.
Ahmedabad-based commuters can call 079-26929165 for booking tickets or to receive bus time tables. Starting point for the buses will be in the Satellite area.
For booking from Rajkot, passengers can dial 0281-2475665 and these buses will start from Limda Chowk in Rajkot. Similarly for bookings from Jamnagar, pick-up point is Indira Marg and tickets can be booked on 0288-2551925.
"The booking centre and the pick up point are at the same location for passengers' convenience. The service (bookings on landline) was started keeping in mind passenger rush during the month of Shravan," said PD Patel, public relations officer, GSRTC.
Apart from landline services, SMS bookings have also been in operation since the past few months. To receive bus availability details between two cities, type VOLVO followed by the name of the two cities and send it to 9998805656.
Patel further said that various facilities including reading material and drinking water will be provided to travellers. "We will provide one English newspaper, DNA, Gujarati newspaper Divya Bhaskar and one Gujarati magazine. Also, mineral water bottles will be provided to passengers and LCD television movies will be shown to them," added Patel.
More than 1,500 passengers travel daily on GSRTC Volvo buses to cities like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot and Jamnagar. On March 8 this year, GSRTC had launched air-conditioned Volvo buses for long distance travel in the state.
August 17th, 2011, 11:05 AM
Now get entertained at ST bus stations, and also in the buses
Gujarat State Transport Corporation(GSRTC) will install public entertainment system at important bus stations and in long distance buses. This new service will be opened by GSRTC Chairman Shri Babubhai Ghodasara on 15th August. The system will have L.C.D TV sets.
According to GSRTC release, Sambhav media limited will install, operate and maintain the TV sets on its own expenses in 50 bus stations and 2000 long-distance buses. Sambhav media will pay Rs. 525 for each bus screen and Rs 2,000 for each screen on the station per month to GSRTC.
In initial phase, 50 buses and 5 bus stations are to be covered in the month of August. According to GSRTC Secretary Shri P.D.Patel, all 2,000 buses and 50 bus stations will be covered in next six months.
Patel said Sambhav media will show advertisement for 25% of time and 75% will be allotted to public entertainment through the screens. 30 minutes per day will be reserved for important announcements by GSRTC and in-house advertisements per day within the period prescribed for advertisements.
According to Patel, the new project will provide Rs. 1.38 crore revenue to GSRTC. Moreover the passangers will get entertainement while waiting for the bus and also within the bus. Patel added that the LCD screens will also allow government to relay the important announcements of public good in events like disaster and epidemic.
September 14th, 2011, 05:44 PM
3 new modern bus stations to come up in city
RAJKOT: In order to meet ever increasing rush of passengers in the city, Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) has decided to set up three new modernized bus stations in Rajkot.
"With Rajkot becoming a virtual capital of Saurashtra, rush of passengers has increased manifold. There are about more than 1,000 buses that visit the city on daily basis. To manage the rush of passengers and increasing number of buses, we have decided to build three new bus stations in the city. These stations will be modernized ones with facilities like ATM, medical store, hospital, restaurant, shopping mall etc. The tenders for this project will soon be floated," a senior GSRTC official said.
Sources in the GSRTC estimate the project to be of Rs 10 crore worth. Rajkot bus station is currently divided in two parts. The modernization project will be undertaken in phase-wise manner. After completing the two stations, the third station will be set up near GSRTC zonal office near Gondal Road, from where buses for Bhavnagar, Amreli, Mahuva, Rajula, Junagadh, Porbandar, Somnath, Veraval, Upleta, Dhoraji, Jetpur and Gondal ply.
September 14th, 2011, 05:45 PM
AC bus for G'nagar disappoints
AHMEDABAD: As passengers boarded the new air-conditioned bus launched for Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad on Monday, they were surprised. Seats were torn and interiors of the bus were in bad shape. This, on its maiden trip to Gandhinagar.
The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation had made a lot of fuss while announcing the launch of this air conditioned bus service between the state capital and Ahmedabad. However, on Monday, when the passengers boarded the bus, the shock was such that some of them alighted immediately.
Sachin Patel, a passenger, said, "As soon as I boarded the bus, I was repulsed by the damaged seats, stinking curtains. I then decided that I would rather prefer to travel in a non AC bus." Patel came down from the bus. There were many others who felt like Patel, since there were hardly any passengers in the bus.
September 14th, 2011, 05:45 PM
Students go on rampage at Gandhinagar ST depot
Angry that a bus did not come in time, a group of around 100 students went on the rampage at Gandhinagar bus depot of Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) on Tuesday morning. They manhandled the deputy manager of the depot, punctured parked buses and smashed windowpanes.
The students who created the ruckus belong to a polytechnic college near Mahudi and commute dailyto and fro. They said that only one bus - Vijapur-Mahudi via Gandhinagar- plies on that route. This bus did not come on Tuesday. Consequently, they could not appear for their internal exam, they claimed.
The students said that the Vijapur-Mahudi bus usually arrives at Gandhinagar depot at 6:30 daily, but somehow it did not come on Tuesday. They added that there is no other bus available to reach their college on time.
After the bus did not come on time, students rushed to the office of the depot manager at around 9:00 am and started arguing with him. A heated exchange ensued and students pulled the assistant depot manager out of his office and manhandled him.
The rampaging students then punctured some buses parked in the depot. Later, they targeted the parcel office on the depot premises and smashed its windowpanes and destroyed furniture inside. Stunned by the behaviour all the employees of GSRTC at the depot ran away from their offices.
Students said their anger was not only because the bus did not come on Tuesday.
"This has been a longstanding problem. Many applications have been submitted to the depot manger to increase the frequency of the bus on that route but nothing has been done yet," they claimed.
Following the incident, GSRTC promised to look into the matter. "We will conduct a survey of all the colleges on all the routes near Gandhinagar and then increase the frequency if needed," said PD Patel, public relations officers (PRO) of GSRTC.
September 24th, 2011, 05:49 PM
AGS Implements Digital Signage For GSRTC
In a first of its kind, the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC), has deployed digital signage screens in 50 buses and five depots. Plans are afoot to deploy the screens in 1950 more buses and another 45 depots by January 2012.
Ahmedabad-based AGS Transact Technologies, the implementation and technical partner in the project, has deployed the screens and is also providing the backend infrastructure comprising data center at the GSRTC head quarter at Ahmedabad. The depots would have servers, power supply, Wi-Fi routers, access points, 32" LED TVs. The 2000 buses will have LG/Viewsonic LED TV screens with metal casing, inbuilt media player with 2GB RAM, 250GB hard disk drive apart from other hardware and software.
The HQ will distribute content to different bus depots. These bus depots will further disseminate the content in the buses.
The project is worth Rs six crore while the five year AMC contract, handled by AGS, is worth another Rs five crore, said Karunesh Chakraborty, Senior Manager, AGS India.
He added that Sambhaav Media—an Ahmedabad-based print and Out Of Home (OOH) company had bagged the tender. “They required a technology partner and we were chosen from a list of shortlisted bidders. We were the only one to pass the initial proof of concept test as we had technology and support systems in place.”
October 7th, 2011, 04:31 AM
Fare hike in Gujarat to pinch luxury bus passengers
The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) has hiked bus fares by Rs2 to Rs9 per km. This comes close on the heels of the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) hiking bus fares by 0.4 paisa to 14 paisa per km from September 20-21. The hikes are expected to hurt passengers who take express and luxury/deluxe buses to Rajasthan from Gujarat and vice-versa.
Not only commuters travelling between Gujarat and Rajasthan, but also travellers from Rajasthan going to Maharashtra via Gujarat will feel the heat of the twin hikes. However, the premium Volvo-bus services including Jaipur-Surat, Jaipur-Ahmedabad, Udaipur-Ahmedabad and Udaipur-Surat will not be hit by the hike announced by GSRTC as fares of Volvo bus services ranging from 24 to 600 km has not been touched.
The RSRTC too has kept Volvo buses connecting Rajasthan and Gujarat out of the ambit of fare hike. The hike announced by the GSRTC has become effective from September 29 and will hurt the passengers of express and luxury/deluxe bus.
In case of express buses, the fares have been hiked by Rs2 to Rs6 (spanning from 6 to 600 km), while fares of luxury buses have been raised by Rs3 to Rs9 (six km to 600 km).
As per the agreement between transport department of both the states, inter-state buses running between Gujarat and Rajasthan charge fares as per the latter’s rate when running in Rajasthan. But the moment these buses enter Gujarat they will have to charge rates decided by the GSRTC.
As per RSRTC officials, the fare hike announced by the GSRTC will particularly hit business class travellers as well as labourers who commute every day by RSRTC Express and deluxe buses from Bhilwara, Udaipur, Abu Road, Jalore, Sirohi, Dungarpur and Banswara.
The RSRTC inter-state buses connect Rajasthan with 11 states. Over 300 RSRTC buses operate on 153 routes of Gujarat covering 40,140 km and catering to more than 15,000 passengers daily.
October 8th, 2011, 10:58 AM
Eicher delivers low-floor city buses to GSRTC
BS Reporter / Mumbai/ Ahmedabad October 07, 2011, 0:07 IST
Eicher Trucks and Buses, an arm of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV) introduced its recent bus offering on Indian roads on Thursday as it handed over the first lot of 10 rear engine semi low floor (RESLF) city buses to Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC).
G Sekar, senior vice president (sales & marketing), Eicher Trucks & Buses handed over the keys of the buses to Vajubhai Vala, minister for finance & transport, government of Gujarat at the GSRTC depot in Gandhinagar."We are thankful to the Gujarat government, especially the management of GSRTC for reposing confidence in us and giving us the opportunity to partner in the growth of the state’s infrastructure," said Sekar.
October 9th, 2011, 07:36 AM
It may be intercity bus services.
Is there any fleet between Surat-navsari? Here there is a great need of such intercity bus service like that.
October 30th, 2011, 09:48 AM
Rs 2.5L daily hike in GSRTC income (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Rs-2-5L-daily-hike-in-GSRTC-income/articleshow/10537151.cms)
The Ahmedabad division of Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) has recorded an increase of nearly Rs 2.5 lakh in its income during the festival days. Officials in GSRTC said the routine income of the GSRTC from Ahmedabad was about Rs 30 lakh per day, but during the festival season the income increased by Rs 2.5 lakh per day. Officials said that about 850 new buses were pressed into service from Ahmedabad city for Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Amreli and Surat.
Officials said that the GSRTC put on road 10 additional Volvo buses and 20 air-conditioned buses to meet the Diwali rush.
The GSRTC buses made 1,085 additional trips from Ahmedabad to Rajkot, Jamnagar, Amreli, Dahod, Godhra, Surat, Ambaji and Bhuj. Buses were also introduced to cater to people going to Mumbai during the festival season. According to GSRTC, the 1,085 trips covered an additional two lakh kilometers.
November 24th, 2011, 04:23 AM
Renting out buses for events more profitable: GSRTC
The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) has admitted that allotment of buses for events like Sadbhavana Mission fasts to ferry passengers from each and every corner of the state was a profitable business than running them on a regular route.
According to GSRTC officials, over 200 buses in a division are withdrawn to cater to the Sadbhavana fast organising agency.
In Porbandar event, about 150 buses were booked. “It was a Sunday and students usually do not commute from villages,” said R B Shah, chief traffic commercial manager, GSRTC. “Allotting the buses for such events was more profitable than running them on a regular route,”he said.
One bus would fetch around Rs 12,000 on an average per day or more, depending on the distance to be covered, Shah added.
Meanwhile, state Congress general secretary Girish Parmer criticised the withdrawal of buses from regular routes and alleged that in Porbandar district, where a Sadbhavana fast was held on Sunday, the GSRTC withdrew nearly 350 buses collectively from four districts - Rajkot, Amreli, Junagadh and Jamnagar.
December 4th, 2011, 06:39 PM
December 24th, 2011, 07:03 AM
Now, surf the internet on GSRTC's Rajkot-A'bad buses
RAJKOT: If you are travelling in Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) Volvo buses operating between Rajkot and Ahmedabad, you need not worry about internet access. On Saturday, the Rajkot depot of GSRTC started Wi-Fi services for passengers free of cost in Volvo buses operating between these two cites.
Randeepsinh Wala, depot manager, Rajkot, said earlier this week that they had carried out a trial run of the Wi-Fi system and it was successful. "Now onwards, every Volvo bus passenger, who has a laptop, can access internet through Wi-Fi connectivity free of cost," he said.
January 17th, 2012, 11:43 AM
એસટી નિગમની તમામ બસોમાં મઘ્યરાત્રિથી પેસેન્જર ટોલટેકસમાં ભાડા વધારો કરવાનો નિર્ણય કરાતાં હવે એસટીની મુસાફરી મોંઘી બનશે. નિગમને પેસેન્જર ટોલટેકસમાં જતી આર્થિક ખોટનો ખાડો પૂરવા માટે હવે રૂ. ૫૦થી ૩૫૦ સુધીની ટિકિટ દરમાં પેસેન્જર પાસેથી સ્લેબ પ્રમાણે ભાવ વધારો કરાયો હોવાનું જાણવા મળ્યું છે.
એસટી નિગમનાં અધિકારીએ જણાવ્યું હતું કે, એસટી નિગમ દ્વારા સોમવારની મઘ્યરાત્રિથી પેસેન્જર ટોલટેકસમાં રૂ. ૫૦થી રૂ. ૩૫૦ સુધીનાં ટિકિટ ભાડા ઉપર સ્લેબ પ્રમાણે વધારો કરવાનો નિર્ણય લેવાયો છે. અત્યાર સુધી પેસન્જરો પાસે ટોલટેકસ પેટે ટિકિટ દીઠ રૂ. ૧ વસૂલવામાં આવતો હતો, પરંતુ, ટોલટેકસનાં ભાવ વઘ્યાં છે. બીજી બાજુ નિગમની બસમાં ૫૦ પેસેન્જરની કેપેસિટી હોય છે. તેમજ દરેક ટ્રીપમાં બસની તમામ સીટો ભરેલી હોય તેવું ન પણ બને.
તેમજ માની લઇએ કે બસની તમામ સીટો ભરેલી હોય તો પણ બસની કેપેસિટી ૫૦ પેસેન્જરની હોય તે પ્રમાણે એક ટ્ર્ીપ દીઠ રૂ. ૫૦ ટોલટેકસ પેટે પ્રાપ્ત થતા હતા. જયારે તેની સામે એસટી નિગમને તે પેટે રૂ. ૩૧૩ ચૂકવવા પડતા હતા. જેને કારણે નિગમ પર ટોલટેકસના આર્થિક બોજની ખાઇ વધતી જતી હતી. જેને કારણે આ ભાવ વધારો કરવામાં આવ્યો છે.
February 15th, 2012, 12:09 PM
Artist's view of upcoming Geetamandir GSRTC Stand
February 15th, 2012, 12:13 PM
GSRTC - Gujarat state road transport corporation, is coming up with a new world class terminal in Ahmedabad. Terminal is planned to set up at the end of ring road near RTO circle, opposite Ranip BRTS bus stop.
Following are the artistic images, but the good news is, work has already started. Also according to plan, Gujarat government is planning to have Metro Rail station at the third level of this terminal. If all goes according to plan, this place will have the best connectivity of: State Transport bus + Gujarat Metro + BRTS.
According to sources, apart from other facilities, traveler kits which include Towel, Tooth brush, Soap, etc. will be available at counter for just Rs. 12. Once this terminal is operational, Kalupur Terminal will be redesigned at the same level. In total there will be 11 floors and it will include Shops, Hypermarket, Retail mall, Offices, Food courts, Restaurants, Bank / ATM, Game Zone, Megaplex, Recreational Center, Service Apartments, Gym/ Spa/ Massage center, Banquet Hall, Show Rooms, Business Hub, Corporate Office, Corporate Club, Theme based Market and much more.
April 19th, 2012, 02:04 PM
more number of sleeper, AC and volvo buses are required.
MSRTC upgraded the buses in 2009. The express buses are 2*2 (parivartan), semi-delux buses are with 2*2 AC and luxury are volvo. this move is also required in gujarat
April 19th, 2012, 06:52 PM
^^ GSRTC already provides VOLVO service named Swarnim Express with wifi connectivity. It also provides AC and Sleeper service other than normal Express, Local & Intercity services. It has already upgraded its buses long back. Majority of the buses include T.V's in it.
Last year in 2011, in ETv Gujarati it was shown that Maharashtrians want Gujarat like state transport facilities.
April 20th, 2012, 06:16 PM
there is only 11 volvo buses operated by GSRTC. the number of AC buses and sleeper bus are also 50 only. this is too less as compared to the total number of the passenger transports daily.
express buses needs to be upgraded i.e. express buses run by gsrtc are 3*2 only with 52 seats more over the seats are not comfortable.
semi luxury buses are also with 3*2 configuration MSRTC upgraded it to 2*2 asiad.
this change is required.
April 20th, 2012, 08:32 PM
^^^ We hope that Mr. Modi look toward it and necessary changes are been made. :)
June 6th, 2012, 05:40 PM
Gujarat's most dense ST Terminal, you'll hardly find any platform unoccupied by bus. there are only fourteen platforms and the total area of terminal is too small that it is currently unable to handle the large flow of commuters. sometimes even traffic jams occurs internally between buses.
July 28th, 2012, 04:41 PM
more buses are expected soon. hope that premium services are improved and increased
August 1st, 2012, 11:29 AM
Ahmedabad, 1 August 2012
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will distribute appointment letters to 1092 newly appointed drivers/conductors this Friday in Gandhinagar. The event has been organized by Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation(GSRTC). Minister Vajubhai Vala and Ranjitbhai Gilitwala will also grace the function.
GSRTC has inducted total 7560 persons to its staff in year 2010 and 2011.Thanks to the assistance of Gujarat government worth Rs 1600 crore, the GSRTC has purchased total 10,938 new buses since 2005-0
Source : Deshgujarat (http://deshgujarat.com/2012/08/01/cm-to-give-appointment-letters-to-1092-driversconductors-of-gsrtc/)
August 10th, 2012, 10:40 AM
Can anyone has idea about when will GSRTC start modernisation of Lambe hanuman road bus terminal-surat??
November 10th, 2012, 02:19 PM
is there any news about new buses
November 15th, 2012, 07:21 PM
^^ Eagle Travels launches the costliest luxury bus service on Ahmedabad-Rajkot route
Rajkot based Eagle Travels has launched ‘Club-one’ luxury bus service on Ahmedabad-Rajkot-Ahmedabad route. Presented above is the video showing details of the bus. Also presented are main highlights of the main features of this bus:
-Introduced by Rajkot based Eagle Travels
-Cost of the bus Rs 2 crore
-Name of the bus ‘club-one’
-Volvo B-9 R bus designed by Dilip Chhabaria
-Capacity to accommodate 21 passengers.
-Rajkot-Ahmedbad ticket fare Rs 1100
-18 inch touch screen monitor and DTH on each seat
-Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee vending machine, toilet within the bus
-50 films, and 5,000 songs on the go
-Wi-fi service available in the bus for free internet surfing
-Bus hostesses to serve snacks, cold drinks
-7.00 am departure from Rajkot, 10.00 am arrival at Amdavad
-Flat three hours journey between Rajkot and Ahmedabad
November 24th, 2012, 08:37 AM
GSRTC Volvo Express Tickets can be booked at Online (http://www.gsrtc.in/site/) International credit cards excepted
I booked Surat-Ahmedabad supposed to be reached in 4:30 but due to traffic jam near Bharuch it Took tedious 7 hrs
November 24th, 2012, 08:38 AM
November 24th, 2012, 08:39 AM
CC - Myself
December 4th, 2012, 09:15 AM
Well I know the depots are under-construction. It would be great if someone can get the site pics.
January 7th, 2013, 08:53 AM
Artist's view of upcoming Geetamandir GSRTC Stand
is this already under construction
January 7th, 2013, 12:38 PM
is this already under construction
Yess ... constructn is gng in full swing
March 8th, 2013, 11:36 AM
Now, GSRTC goes 'english-vinglish' (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/vadodara/Now-GSRTC-goes-english-vinglish/articleshow/18863783.cms)
Foreigners or non-Gujaratis touring Gujarat will not have to scratch their heads while travelling on Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation Limited (GSRTC) buses.
Instead of 'eka-van', 'bavan' or 'panchanu', conductors operating between tourist places will simply ask them to shell out Rs 51, Rs 52 or Rs 95 for tickets. GSRTC is doing an 'english vinglish' with its conductors and employees who directly deal with travellers.
With GSRTC signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Society for Creation of Opportunity through Proficiency in English (SCOPE), the staff of state-run road corporation will get lessons in English so that they can greet and bid adieu to tourists giving them a pleasant experience as Gujarat marches ahead on tourism front.
From Thursday, the training programme will start at four centres in Gujarat, including two depots in Naroda, one at Gita Mandir bus depot - the main state transit stand in Ahmedabad and one in Vadodara. Eventually, GSRTC plans to train its entire staff in English.
"This will be a great support for visitors coming to Gujarat from across the country or abroad. Down south, especially in states like Kerala, tourists do not face any problem in communicating in English, which in turn has helped the tourism sector grow there. By imparting this training under B1 level, our intention is to not just equip GSRTC staff with English speaking skills but also English listening skills," Vadodara district head for SCOPE Rajesh Nambiar told TOI.
To create a tourist friendly ambience in Gujarat, SCOPE, which was set up by Gujarat government to build English language proficiency in youth, has already conducted such training programmes for staff of Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL).
"After collaborating with TCGL, we had covered 200 hotel staff, auto and taxi drivers. But state road buses are the backbone of any mass transit. The 90-our training programme divided into two hours for 45 days, will focus on explaining them the numerical system and the skills to guide tourists on important tourist destinations of the state," Nambiar said.
"It is a known fact that we (Gujaratis) are weak when it comes to writing or communicating in English language. So as soon as we received the proposal from SCOPE, we readily agreed to it. Once we start knowing results of this training programme, which will initially cover 120 staff, we will extend the programme to other divisions," GSRTC's general manager (administartion) B M Parmar said.
April 13th, 2013, 12:59 AM
GSRTC Mehsana Bus Terminal project by Hubtown (http://www.hubtown.co.in/btf_mehsana_gallery.htm)
Links to other GSRTC projects that have already been posted in the respective City threads, thanks to Nirav and Om
Surat GSRTC link (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=102189032&postcount=1683)
Ahmedabad GSRTC link (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=102189162&postcount=945)
Photo update of Ahmedabad GSRTC link (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=101549241&postcount=933)
Not sure what is going on with the Vadodara one, this (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=76241317&postcount=338) awesome design was released a while ago by "Sphere Cube", but I think all the terminals are being done by "Hubtown" now? Only an interior view of Vadodara Terminal is shown on Hubtowns site.