Chandigarh is well connected by road and buses provide an important transport link. There are services from various states such as- Haryana, Punjab, Himachal, and Delhi. It is a gateway to Himachal Pradesh as one can reach hill stations like Kasauli, Chail, Shimla etc within in a few hours drive. The hill stations Kullu & Manali with Rohtang Glacier are accessible from Chandigarh. The Union Territory of Chandigarh is well served by an excellent network of roads. The National Highways No. 21 (Ambala-Kinnaur) and 22 (Chandigarh-Leh) are the chief road arteries linking Chandigarh with the rest of the country. The city is within motorable distance from a number of popular towns and pilgrimage centres. Buses of several State Road Transport Corporations connect Chandigarh with many cities and towns of neighbouring states. Buses may be air-conditioned, deluxe, semi-deluxe or ordinary. The Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) is located in Sector 17 (City Centre).
Buses of several State Road Transport Corporations connect Chandigarh with many cities and towns of neighboring states. Buses are air-conditioned, deluxe, semi-deluxe and ordinary. The Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) is located in Sector 17 (City Centre). ISBT, Sector 17 and Bus Stand, Sector 43 are two main bus stands in Chandigarh wherefrom the buses ply to all the major cities. Another transport unit called Chandigarh Transport Undertaking, a part of Chandigarh Administration provides both inter-state and local transport services.
Chandigarh Transport Undertaking(CTU)
The CTU buses connect important destinations like Delhi, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Manali, Katra (J&K) and major towns of Punjab and Haryana.
The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking functions under supervision of the Home Secretary who is also the Secretary, Transport. A Director, Transport, carries out day-to-day management, assisted by three general managers in addition to works managers, engineers and other staff.
There are 417 buses (including 5 deluxe buses) 280 buses run on local/suburban routes; 132 buses run on long routes (Delhi, Jaipur, Amritsar, Pathankot, Hisar, Katra, Manali and Shimla). CTU buses traveled 1.24 lac kilometers a day.