Overview

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
1 CHD 51 0 2 36 89 31968
2 Ropar 52 0 6 20 78 26548
3 Ludhiana 69 0 9 30 108 22710
4 Moga 38 0 3 28 69 30935
5 Jagraon 44 0 4 11 59 26613
6 Nangal 41 0 1 16 58 15387
7 Jalandhar-1 63 0 10 20 93 27065
8 Jalandhar-2 59 0 9 16 84 29097
9 Nawanshahar 73 0 8 25 106 36516
10 Batala 61 8 8 16 93 30161
11 Pathankot 35 33 10 28 106 39258
12 Hoshiarpur 54 1 3 25 83 25129
13 Amritsar - 1 22 0 14 22 58 30097
14 Amritsar - 2 30 0 10 15 55 29935
15 Ferozpur 60 42 1 27 130 42000
16 Muktsar 62 8 2 15 87 27032
17 Tarn Taran 20 1 1 5 27 17581
18 Patti 34 0 0 5 39 20484
Grand .Total 868 93 101 360 1422 508516