Transport in Patiala

Transport is one of the most important factor in any city at present. As in today’s busy schedule it is the only thing which helps in connecting one city to another. Today’s modern transport services have helped people connecting to their close one’s in lesser time and little harassment.

Patiala is one of the cities having the highest number of vehicles. It has well maintained roads and parking lots in the entire city.It is very well connected in an efficient manner to all the major cities like, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Delhi, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar by road. At present, Patiala’s railway station and airport both are not operational. Hence, for domestic flights, Chandigarh is the nearest domestic airport, which is around 62 km from Patiala.

Travel and Transport (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Traffic_in_Kolkata.jpg)

Public Transport in Patiala

  • Patiala Train Station
  • Daunkalan Railway Station
  • Patiala Bus Stand
  • Chhintanwala Railway Station

The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation

PRTC buses (Source: http://www.apnapatiala.com/patiala-news/cctv-cameras-to-be-set-up-at-prtc-bus-stands-16-camers-installed-at-patiala-bus-stand/)

On 16th October,this corporation was set up under the provision of the Road Transport Corporations Act, 1950. It was started with a view of providing an affordable, cost effective, comfortable and well-coordinated operational system of road transport services in Patiala. The Head office of the corporation is at Patiala. The bus services offered by the corporation is not only confined to Punjab, but it has been religiously providing the services to the neighbouring states as well.

Like Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal and Union Territories of Chandigarh and Delhi. The depots of PRTC are spreaded all over Punjab at 10 locations, namely Bathinda, Kapurthala, Patiala, Sangrur, Barnala, Budhlada, Ludhiana, Faridkot, Chandigarh and Special Cell of Patiala.

PRTC provides the bus services on the intercity routes and also connects the villages at the remote locations with the towns and cities close to them, which is of great help to the people in those areas for day to day activities. Also, as per the regular instructions and guides received from the State Government, the PRTC also extends its travel facilities at discounted rates and sometimes free as well, for various groups of people.

Goldverma Road lines is one of the best road transport services that can be found at the local level in Patiala. They initiated in 1990, with the main objective of becoming the best in the road transport services category and provide world class services at its region.

Famous Transporters in Patiala

Here is the list of famous Transporters in Patiala:

  • Pepsu Roadways
  • Airpack Travel
  • Overnite Expres Ltd
  • New Kohli Transport Company
  • PRTC
  • Sirhind Khanna Transport Ters Pltd
  • Patiala Sirhind Bus Private Limited
  • Bindra Tent Store
  • National Motors Transport Co
  • South Eastern Roadways
  • Haryana Punjab Freight Carrier
  • Bhupindra Carriers
  • Bharat Motors
  • Patiala Transport
  • Thapar Travels Air Services
  • Amritsar Transport Co Pvt Ltd
  • Delhi Punjab Goods Carrier
  • VRL Logistics Ltd
  • Anmol Freight Ways Transport

Other Road Transport Services in Patiala

  • National Motors Transport Company
  • Indian Motors Transport
  • Jaipur Golden Transport Company Pvt. Ltd.
  • Samana Transport Company

Connectivity to Patiala by Various Modes of Transport

Railway

Patiala has a very decent connectivity to all the major cities and places through the railway netwrok. The connectivity from capital city Delhi by train is also good. There are two direct trains that ply between Delhi and Patiala. One is the Delhi-BTI express and the other direct train is the Amritsar Express. It takes approximately 4 and a half hours to travel the distance between Delh and Patiala.

Road

Though there is no direct bus between Delhi and Patiala, one can always opt for a break journey wherein one can travel to Ambala Cantt on the State Transport Bus Service and then hire a personal cab from Ambala to Patiala.

Air

Patiala does not have an airport and the option of flying directly to Patiala is not available at present. However, the nearest airport is Chandigrah Airport which is connected to most of the major cities. Travelers can fly to Chandighar and then choose a suitable mode of transport to reach Patiala.

Transport and connectivity are major factors for any city or town. The more connected any city is through various modes of transport, better are its chances of developing at a fast rate. Patiala scores well on this front.

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