HRTC offers various schemes to benefit its passengers, including discounts, free facilities, and modern amenities. Read on to learn more about HRTC’s schemes.
Green Card Scheme – Get 25% Discount on Your Fare
HRTC’s Green Card Scheme provides passengers with a 25% discount on their fare if their journey is at least 50 km. The cost of the card is ₹50, and it is valid for two years.
Smart Card Scheme – Enjoy Discounts on Various Buses
HRTC’s Smart Card Scheme provides passengers with a 10% discount on various buses, including HRTC Ordinary, Super Fast, Semi Deluxe, and Deluxe buses.
The card costs ₹50 and is valid for two years. Passengers can also avail of discounts on Volvo and AC buses from 1st October to 31st March.
Samman Card Scheme for Senior Citizens – Get 30% Discount on Fare
HRTC’s Samman Card Scheme provides senior citizens aged 60 and above with a 30% discount on their fare.
Free Facility for Women on Special Occasions
Women can avail of free travelling facility in HRTC ordinary buses on Raksha Bandhan and Bhaiya Dooj. Muslim women can also avail of free travelling facility on Id and Bakrid.
Discounts for Women – Get 50% Off on Your Fare
HRTC offers a 50% discount on fare in ordinary buses within the State to women passengers.
Free Facility for Government School Students – Get Free Travelling Facility
Government school students up to +2 classes can avail of free travelling facility in HRTC ordinary buses from their residence to school and vice versa.
Free Facility for Patients – Get Free Travelling Facility
HRTC provides free travelling facility to cancer, spinal injury, kidney and dialysis patients, along with one attendant, for medical treatment within and outside the State, based on a referral slip issued by the doctor.
Free Facility for Special Abled Persons
HRTC provides free travelling facility to special abled persons with a disability of 70% or more, along with one attendant, within the State.
Free Facility for Gallantry Awardees – Get Free Travelling Facility
HRTC provides free travelling facility to Gallantry Award winners in HRTC’s ordinary and Deluxe buses within the State.
Luxury Buses – Travel in Comfort and Style
HRTC operates 65 owned and 23 super luxury buses (Volvo/Scania) and eight luxury AC buses under bet-leasing schemes.
24×7 Helpline – Lodge and Address Complaints
HRTC has introduced a 24×7 helpline (94180-00529 and 0177-2656326) to address passenger complaints.
Taxies on Sealed Roads – Travel Hassle-Free in Shimla Town
HRTC provides taxi services in Shimla Town on sealed/restricted roads for the public.
Free Facility for Families of Martyrs – Get Free Travelling Facility
HRTC extends free travelling facility to the War Widows, Parents and Children up to the age of 18 years of Armed forces personnel martyred in War and Widows, Parents and Children up to the age of 18 years parents of Armed Force Personnel and Para Military Troops, who were martyred on duty.
Enjoy Famous Tourist Places with HRTC’s Electric Buses
HRTC has introduced electric buses for tourists and visitors to famous tourist destinations, promoting eco-friendly travel options.
Sanitary Pad Vending Machines Installed for Women at 38 HRTC Bus Stands
For the convenience of women passengers, HRTC has installed sanitary pad vending machines at 38 bus stands to ensure their comfort and hygiene.
Wheelchair Facilities for Differently-Abled Passengers
HRTC has provided wheelchair facilities at 42 bus stands for differently-abled passengers, making travel more accessible and convenient for them.
Stay Informed: Public Information System at HRTC Bus Stands
HRTC has developed a public information system at bus stands to provide passengers with up-to-date information on bus departures and other important details, ensuring they stay informed throughout their journey.
HRTC has introduced several schemes for the benefit of passengers, such as the Green Card Scheme, Smart Card Scheme, Samman Card Scheme, and more.
These schemes have helped passengers save money on their fares and provided free facilities to students, senior citizens, women, special abled persons, and the families of martyrs.
HRTC has also implemented various initiatives to improve the overall experience of passengers, including the development of public information systems at bus stands, electric buses for tourists, and wheelchair facilities for special abled persons.
How do I apply for HRTC’s Green Card Scheme?
To apply for the Green Card Scheme, you can visit any HRTC booking counter and fill out an application form. You will need to provide your name, address, contact details, and a passport size photograph. The cost of the card is ₹50, and it is valid for two years.
Are the discounts provided under HRTC’s schemes applicable to all bus types?
The discounts provided under HRTC’s schemes are applicable to various bus types, such as Ordinary, Super Fast, Semi Deluxe, Deluxe, Volvo, and AC buses. However, the discounts for Volvo and AC buses are only applicable from 1st October to 31st March. Please check the scheme details for specific information on the applicable bus types.