Warning For Travelers Between Dharamshala-Delhi-Dharamshala

In a recent press announcement from the Himachal State Transport minister G.S. Bali, it has warned the travelers between Dharamshala and Delhi to be wary of the private buses operations which are running illegally. The warning was made prior to taking action against the defaulters so that the commuters do not have to face the trouble said the announcement. So this serves as an early warning for all travelers on this route.

According to the report in The Hindu, the minister has said that there are around a dozen of  private Volvo buses plying on this route illegally and they have been doing it despite his department’s warnings against the owners of those buses. So the authorities have now ordered to impound those buses.

“Before taking action, I would like to warn passengers travelling in these buses not to do so. Otherwise, they too will have to suffer,” said Mr. Bali.

Currently the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) plies only three Volvo buses on the route. But in the recent times, Dharamshala in terms of tourists, received a huge surge especially in account of domestic tourists and inter-state transport services as plied have been totally inadequate. This has forced the commuters to rely on those private operators without any option.

According to the report, to ease the trouble of the commuters on this route, the minister has also announced they will add five new Volvo buses to the Dharamshala-Delhi-Dharamshala route very soon.

We hope this warning reaches all the commuters on the route so that they do not have to go through all the hassles between the government and the private bus operators.

Yeshi Paljor

Editor at Tibetan Journal, Yeshi Paljor is a computer engineer by profession.

5 thoughts on “Warning For Travelers Between Dharamshala-Delhi-Dharamshala

  • July 25, 2016 at 7:26 pm
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    Which buses are the legal that we can safely travel by???

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    • July 26, 2016 at 4:00 am
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      The government has announced that there are around a dozen of illegal private buses but did not specify each of them. According to the announcement, they have suggested to travel by government buses which are called HRTC of which you can find 3 Volvo buses currently and 5 more coming up. The best way is for you to booked you tickets from the government ticketing booths, which will also be given at the original price.

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  • July 28, 2016 at 5:29 am
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    What I heard is that accept Bedi Traveller Buses are authorised (not sure) but rest of all private buses are illegal. I don’t want to mention those name. In my opinion, people like to travel in these illegal buses because it meets the beginning and last stoppage. Otherwise they have to take another public transportation to reach ISBT Delhi and pay more.
    Well, illegal is prohibited and might get punish. So, travellers are please be careful of it.
    HRTC provide online bus booking. You will get better seat if you book before 2-3 days from date of travel. No need to take paper ticket, No need to go to counter for ticket, only login to HRTC Website ( http://www.hrtchp.com/hrtctickets/ ) and book your ticket. Don’t forget to take your ID during booking time as well as travelling time.
    I am always using HRTC online booking whenever I travel and never got problem. Don’t worry, HRTC bus route reach at MT before ISBT Delhi and if you tell conductor, he will stop at your destination. I am sharing my experiences.
    My dear fellow Tibetan’s brothers and sisters, please be aware of this illegal activities. Govt already given warning and you might get in trouble. Use authorised or Govt transportation for your safety. Thank You!

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  • July 28, 2016 at 5:53 am
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    To All My Dear Tibetan’s Brothers and Sisters:

    What I heard is that accept Bedi Traveller Buses are authorised (not sure) but rest of all private buses are illegal. I don’t want to mention those name. In my opinion, why people like to travel in these illegal buses is that because it meets the beginning and last stoppage. Otherwise they have to take another public transportation to reach ISBT Delhi and pay more. Also lack of knowledge on these illegal transportation.

    Well, illegal is prohibited and might get punish. So, travellers are please be careful of it.

    HRTC provide online bus booking. You will get better seat if you book before 2-3 days from date of travel. No need to take paper ticket, No need to go to counter for ticket, only login to HRTC Website ( http://www.hrtchp.com/hrtctickets/ ) and book your ticket. Don’t forget to take your ID during booking time as well as travelling time.

    I am always using HRTC online booking whenever I travel and never got problem. Don’t worry, HRTC bus route reach at MT before ISBT Delhi and if you tell conductor, he will stop at your destination. I am sharing my experiences.

    My dear fellow Tibetan’s brothers and sisters, please be aware of this illegal activities. Govt already given warning and you might get in trouble. Use authorised or Govt transportation for your safety. Thank You!

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    • July 28, 2016 at 1:37 pm
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      Thank you for adding more insights into the article… this will surely be helpful to the users…

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