With an objective to provide better service, Punjab Roadways replaced 534 buses in 1997-98 and 1998-99 through PUNBUS a fully owned Government Company. In the year 2000, 150 buses under Kilometer Scheme were inducted to reinforce the fleet of Punjab Roadways by hiring Private buses and to operate on the routes, on which Punjab Roadways holds valid Permits, for the convenience of the people of the state. Punjab Roadways is a commercial organization and having a fleet of 868 buses at present. In addition, 101 buses of Kilometer Scheme are also operating under Punjab Roadways. It has been operating 2.77 lacs KMs. daily for different State/Inter-state routes. About 5.00 Lacs passengers travel daily in the buses of Punjab Roadways. 360 new buses has been purchased and put on the routes during the current financial year 2005-06 by Punjab State Bus Stand Management Company Ltd. (PUNBUS) by raising loan of Rs. 40.00 Crore from Oriental Bank Of Commerce. These buses are being operated by the PUNBUS on the valid route permits of the Punjab Roadways and are giving good results. The proposal to purchase 300 more buses by PUNBUS by taking loan of Rs. 40.00 Crore from the banks has been finalized. The break up of these buses through out the state of Punjab in its 18 depots along with the scheduled Kilometers of each depot as shown under.
|S.No.||Depot Name||Actual Operating||R.C. Deposite||K.M. Scheme||PUNBUS Buses||Total Buses||Allotted KM's|
|13||Amritsar - 1||22||0||14||22||58||30097|
|14||Amritsar - 2||30||0||10||15||55||29935|