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A traffic jam was caused after private bus operators had to park their buses outside the Amar Shaheed Sukhdev Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Farm bills: Ludhiana passengers left in the lurch as Punjab Roadways staff stage strike

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:34 AM IST
They protested from 12am to 1pm and raised slogans against the central government.
Of the 300 buses under the PRTC km scheme, 15 are integral coaches (Volvo), 47 are HVAC, while 233 are ordinary buses that run through contracts with private transporters. These buses have not been plying since March 18 when restrictions were placed on public transport.(Bharat Bhushan/HT file photo)
Of the 300 buses under the PRTC km scheme, 15 are integral coaches (Volvo), 47 are HVAC, while 233 are ordinary buses that run through contracts with private transporters. These buses have not been plying since March 18 when restrictions were placed on public transport.(Bharat Bhushan/HT file photo)

300 buses plying under PRTC’s kilometre scheme yet to resume operations

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navrajdeep Singh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Under the scheme, the responsibility of operating the buses is of the private transporters and the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation has to give only the running cost
Buses are running at half the capacity at Ludhiana ISBT despite government easing restrictions.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Buses are running at half the capacity at Ludhiana ISBT despite government easing restrictions.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Despite relaxations, buses run with 50% passengers in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2020 11:47 PM IST
With a notification awaited from the state department, operators have not been allowed to run buses at full capacity
In the past two years, besides tapping an increase in daily receipt and monopoly routes, image-building had helped the corporation generate a sizeable profit.(Bharat Bhushan /Hindustan Times)
In the past two years, besides tapping an increase in daily receipt and monopoly routes, image-building had helped the corporation generate a sizeable profit.(Bharat Bhushan /Hindustan Times)

PRTC incurs Rs 36 crore loss during lockdown, stares at financial crisis

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Navrajdeep Singh, Patiala
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 06:57 PM IST
The PRTC only came back on track last year, both financially and institutionally, after it started recording operational profit for the first time in a decade.
With increasing number of buses and parking space crunch at the present ISBT leading to frequent traffic congestion in the Royal City, a new ISBT in Patiala is the need of the hour, say residents.(HT FILE)
With increasing number of buses and parking space crunch at the present ISBT leading to frequent traffic congestion in the Royal City, a new ISBT in Patiala is the need of the hour, say residents.(HT FILE)
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Direct bus service to Nanakmatta Sahib from Ludhiana

Hindustan Timjes, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 10:18 PM IST
Will ply from Ludhiana bus stand daily at 4pm and reach Nanakmatta Sahib in Uttarakhand the next day at 7:20am
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PRTC bus runs over ex-armyman on elevated road in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2019 10:31 PM IST
Driver flees after mishap, leaving the bus behind; booked for rash driving and negligence; though entry of buses in city is banned during day time, the vehicle was plying illegally
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Fatehgarh Sahib-Dera Baba Nanak special bus service from November 1: Razia Sultana

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Fatehgarh Sahib
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2019 11:42 PM IST
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PRTC urges police to clear encroachments from outside its office

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 10:31 PM IST
Around 30 private buses, stationed illegally outside PRTC workshop, are blocking movement of its buses
Locals gathered at the spot where the man and his daughter were crushed under a truck at Kailash Chowk on Sunday night.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Locals gathered at the spot where the man and his daughter were crushed under a truck at Kailash Chowk on Sunday night.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Man, daughter crushed to death by speeding truck in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 11:31 PM IST
The 48-year-old man and his 11-year-old daughter were crushed to death, while another man suffered severe injuries after the vehicle hit their scooter at Kailash Nagar Chowk near Basti Jodhewal
Due the ever-rising prices of diesel, PRTC had recommended the state government to increase the bus fare by 6 paisa per km — 3 paisa as infrastructural charges and 3 paisa as diesel charges.(HT File)
Due the ever-rising prices of diesel, PRTC had recommended the state government to increase the bus fare by 6 paisa per km — 3 paisa as infrastructural charges and 3 paisa as diesel charges.(HT File)

Fallout of fuel price hike: Punjab transport dept hikes bus fare by 6 paisa per km

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Navrajdeep Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 10:16 AM IST
With the fresh hike, the travelling cost in an ordinary bus will be Rs 1.10 per km against the previous Rs 1.04 per km
Rapid Action Force carry out flag march ahead of nation wide call of band, in Jalandhar on Sunday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
Rapid Action Force carry out flag march ahead of nation wide call of band, in Jalandhar on Sunday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)

Dalit bodies’ bandh: Punjab govt orders security clampdown, board exams postponed

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 11:53 PM IST
The mobile internet services will also be suspended in the state in view of the bandh called by several Dalit organisations against the dilution of SC/ST Atrocities Act.
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