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General Enquiry Phone No: 011-23860290, 011-23865472,
BQS Enquiry Phone No: 011-65160290
Popularly called as ISBT Kashmere Gate, this Inter State Bus Terminus of Delhi is the oldest inter-state bus terminals of the city and one the biggest in the country. Right now, there are two more ISBTs in Delhi, one at Anand Vihar and the other at Sarai Kale Khan. Both these were later additions. All three are run by DTIDC (Delhi Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd), a company owned by Government of NCT of Delhi and formed under Companies Act 1956.
Maharana Pratap ISBT, as its official name is, was established in the year 1976 and till 1993, this was only ISBT of Delhi.
Location and Operations
Maharana Pratap ISBT, Kashmere Gate is spread over an area of 53 acres and about 1800 buses arrive or depart from here daily. This ISBT is used for operating buses to and from 8 States or Union Territories of northern India, namely Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan.
The ISBT is located at Yudhister Setu. It has 45 bus bays for handling departures, 13 for handing arrivals and 8 are idle ones. Only inter-state buses or the ones which operate to/from other ISBTs of Delhi operate from Kashmere Gate ISBT.
Local buses within Delhi are operated from DTC Block section of the Terminus.
Platforms, Destinations and Bus Times
|1 to 6||Bagpat, Ratol, Saharan Pur, Samli, Baroot||30 minutes service from 5.40 A.M. to 7.00 P.M.|
|7 to 8||Palampur, Nahan, Mandi, Shimla, Chamba||24 hours service with Dharamshala, Bajnath, duration of 15 minutes|
|9 to 10||Ambala, Chandigarh, Hoshiyar Pur||24 hours service with duration of 5 minutes|
|11 to 12||Firoj Pur, Ludhiana, Nangal||24 hours service with duration of 30 minutes|
|13 to 14||Kapurthala, Patiala, Amritsar, Katra||24 hours service with duration of 60 minutes|
|15||Nahan, Ponta Sahib, Yamuna Nagar||24 hours service with duration of 30 minutes|
|16||Kurukshetra, Pahawa, Kaithal,||24 hours service with duration of 30 minutes|
|17 to 20||Sonipat, Goharana, Panipat, Karnal||24 hours service commencing from 4 AM to 10 PM|
|21||Kharkhoda||30 minutes service from 6AM to 8 PM|
|Manoli||Only one bus at 5.40 PM|
|Jakholi||3 busesat 9 AM to 12 AM and 6 PM|
|22-23||Jhajhar, Dadari, Bahadur Garh||24 hours service with duration of 15 minutes|
|24||Bhiwani, Jhunjhnu, Pilani||30 minutes service from 4 AM to 9.30 PM|
|25-26||Sangroor, Norwana,Rohtak, Jeend||24 hours service with duration of 15 minutes|
|27-28||Ganga Nagar, Sirsa, Dabawali||24 hours service with duration of 60 minutes|
|20 to 31||Meerut, Nangli sahib, Hastinapur||24 hours service with duration of 30 to 60 minutes|
|32 to 35||Rookri, Mujafar Nagar, Haridwar||30 minutes service from 4.00 PM to 12.30 at night|
|36-37||, Masoori, Dehradoon||24 hours service with duration of 60 minutes|
|38||Dhampur, Kalagarh, Kotdwar, Bijnor,||24 hours service with duration of 60 minutes|
|Deluxe Bus Service|
|39||Shimla, Chandigarh, Jalandhar||24 hours service with duration of 60 minutes|
|40||Dharamshala, Manali, Hamirpur,||24 hours service with duration of 60 minutes|
|41||Haridwar, Rishikesh||24 hours service with duration of 60 minutes|
|42||Dehradoon, Masoori||24 hours service with duration of 45 minutes|
|Special Night Bus Services for Rajasthan|
|43||Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota||7.00 PM to 6 AM|
|44||Jodhpur, Chittor Garh||7.00 PM to 6 AM|
|45||Alwar, Balaji||7.00 PM to 6 AM|
|46||Seekon Nagar,||7.00 PM to 6 AM|
Renovation and Facilities
The ISBT renovation project was undertaken in 2011-12 with the aim of making this more accessible to passengers, more cleaner and having improved facilities. Some of these facilities are given below:
- First Aid facilities.
- Ladies Assistance Booth.
- Police Post and Bank.
- Water taps and coolers for drinking water.
- Ladies and Gents Toilets With 24*7 Cleanliness
- Sitting chairs, lights and fans facility on every platform and in waiting area.
- Cloak Room for keeping belongings securely,
- Porter services
- Parking and Taxi Scooter Stand
- Ticket sale cabins
- Office Accommodation to the Transporters
- Allotment of shops, counters and trolleys for eatables, drinks, books, Newspaper, magazines etc.
Reverse Osmosis plants have also been installed to provide clean drinking water to passengers. Free Wi-Fi zone provides high speed and secure connection. Sewage water recycling plant has also been established in order to use this water for horticulture and in toilets.
CCTV cameras have also been installed all around the complex for real time surveillance.
Automated parking management system takes note of the arriving and departing buses which makes it easier to maintain records.
Online Booking of Tickets
For Tickets, the passengers can approach the ticket sale counters of various roadways at the station. Alternatively, these can be booked online by visiting the website of the respective roadways. The websites of these roadways are given below. Visit these websites and book ticket online conveniently.
|J & K ROADWAYS||http://www.jksrtc.co.in/|
ISBT Kashmere Gate and Metro Station
ISBT Bus Stand also has a Delhi Metro Rail Station which makes commutation to and from ISBT very easy. The Metro Station touches the periphery of ISBT.