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 the 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 Intra state and intercity bus services to Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana route. The Kadamba Transport Corporation operates 304 routes by its fleet through Volvo, Luxury, Semi Luxury and Electric A.C. 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, Sanquelim etc.
The Corporation has a total of 16 Bus Stands in GOA.
- Panaji Bus Stand
- Margao Bus Stand
- Ponda Bus Stand
- Vasco Bus Stand
- Marcela Bus Stand
- Mapusa Bus Stand
- Sanquelim Bus Stand
- Bicholim Bus Stand
- Assonora Bus Stand
- Honda Bus Stand
- Cuncolim Bus Stand
- Canacona Bus Stand
- Shiroda Bus Stand
- Pernem Bus Stand
- Valpoi Bus Stand
- Curchorem Bus Stand
- The Share Capital of the Company is held by the Government of Goa. The total Share Capital as on date is Rs. 108.44 Crores. The capital invested is utilised to develop the infrastructure of the Corporation like construction of Depots, Bus Stands, Central Workshop and acquisition of buses. The Corporation has a fleet strength of 498 buses and 50 A.C Electrical buses.
It is observed that the Corporation for the Financial Years 2020-21 and 2021-22, was unable to operate services to the full extent mainly due to lockdown on account of Corona Virus and related restrictions.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a major setback to the economy, worldwide. Needless to say, the Corporation has not left any page unturned to be of aid in this crises period. KTCL officials did a commendable job of providing clean, sanitized buses to various Govt. Departments, buses for distribution of cooked food to the needy, for supplying essentials to Covid campus/containment zones, transported almost 2400 stranded migrants/students to their native places, arranged to bring back stranded Goans /Goan students from different places back to Goa, Sanitizers and thermal guns to check temperature at all depots and buses were provided, transportation of sea farers from Airport to various hotels or quarantine centres was done. Thus, playing a vital role as Front-line Warrior.
In addition to the above, the Corporation officials undertook various precautionary measures to maintain cleanliness and control over spreading of Corona virus. Disinfectants were sprayed at Bus Stands/Depots/Workshop/Head Office premises and on machinery to prevent spread of virus. Sanitization was done on both interior and exterior surface of buses before and after operation by spraying disinfectants with the help of Directorate of Fire Department. All the bus stands and buses were sanitized on regular basis.
The Liberalisation Policy, the amendment in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, lockdown due to the Covid 19 Pandemic and the increasing input costs in terms of material and labour have had a direct impact on the cost of operation. The Corporation has still endured to provide the best means of transport to the people of Goa thereby assisting in the economic growth of the State.