Kadamba Bus Stand Pernem
The Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd.
The Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd. Is a state Transport Undertaking of the state of Goa. It was established in the year 1980 under Companies Act, 1956 with the objective to provide safe, reliable, comfortable, punctual effective and efficient passenger transport to the traveling public. The Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd. has both Inratstate and intercity bus services to Maharashtra and Karnataka. The Kadamba Transport Corporation operates 220 routes by its fleet, through Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Luxury , Semi Luxury and Delux buses. The corporation Registered office is located at Parasio de Goa, Alto Porvorim, Bardez Goa, 403521, The Corporation has major four depots at Margao, Panaji, Porvorim and Vasco with a Central workshop at Porvorim.
The Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd. operates shuttle services known as point to point buses connecting major commercial towns like Panaji, Margao, Vasco, Mapusa, Ponda, Curchorem,Sanqelim etc.
Kadamba Transport Corporation was created to provide “safe, reliable, time-saving, efficient, comfortable and affordable” services for Goa’s multitude. (See KTC’s citizens’ charter http://www.goagovt.nic.in/charter/files/KTC/charter.pdf ) To a large extent, it is seen as having accomplished this objective, although the cost for providing this service has been substantial. It is heavily subsidized by the government and is reportedly in the red, like most of India’s state run road transport undertakings.
Operates bus stands
The KTC operates the bus stands (main bus stops or station) in almost all of Goa’s cities and towns. Their services cover the length and breadth of Goa today. The ticket prices are reasonable and for intra-Goa travel are purchased on the bus itself from the on board bus conductor. These buses tend to be packed with passengers during peak hours and there are some non-stop “shuttle” mini-bus services as well, connecting cities like Panjim, Margao, Vasco and Ponda. Like the other bus services in Goa, they have special rates for children, students and senior citizens. It functions as the school bus during school hours.
KTC provides point-to-point services through what it calls “mini/midi buses” connecting the major commercial towns like Panjim, Margao, Vasco, Mapusa, Ponda, Curchorem. These services have less waiting time and only seating passengers with additional facility of drop into the city during office timing i.e. up to 10 a.m.
The fare for these services (which gets revised) are as under
Panjim to Margao and viceversa Rs 26.00
Panjim to Vasco and viceversa Rs 25.00
Panjim to Mapusa and viceversa Rs 12.00
Margao to Curchorem and viceversa Rs 15.00
Panjim to Ponda and viceversa Rs.10.00
Margao to Vasco and viceversa Rs 25.00
Pass system for Shuttle services
KTCL has also introduced pass system for the daily commuters within different cities (Vasco, Panjim, Margao & Ponda)
Vasco – Panjim (Vice versa): Rs 945
Margao – Panjim (Vice versa): Rs 1000
The corporation has a total 14 Bus stands in GOA.
Panaji Bus Stand
Margao Bus Stand
Ponda Bus Stand
Vasco Bus Stand
Marcela Bus Stand
Mapusa Bus Stand
Saquelim Bus Stand
Bicholim Bus Stand
Assonora Bus Stand
Honda Bus Stand
Cuncolin Bus Stand
Canacona Bus Stand
Shiroda Bus Stand
Curchorem Bus Stand