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The Transport Department was constituted in 1945 under the provisions of Section 133 A of the Motor Vehicles' Act 1939. Headed by the Transport Commissioner U.P, when Uttarakhand was a part of U.P. before 9th day of November 2000 i.e. the date of reorganization of U.P.  As Uttarakhand State came into existence along with the Transport Department of Uttarakhand, headed by the Transport Commissioner, Uttarakhand.

The other main constituent of the Transport system is State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC), which has also been reorganized in Uttarakhand as "Uttarakhand Transport Corporation". The Corporation of Uttarakhand began to work on 31 October 2003 and is providing services on nationalized routes as well as on interstatel routes.

Presently 1000 (aprox) Buses are being plied by "Uttarakhand Transport Corporation" on 35 nationalized routes along with many other non nationalized routes. 3000(aprox) buses are being plied by the private transport operators on non-nationalised routes  along with a few interstatel routes of Uttarakhand and U.P.  

Uttarakhand State is covered by major Hill routes and is being plied by the buses of  wheel base (166 inches) with not more than 50 percent over hang whereas the buses plying on plain routes have larger than 166 inches wheelbase and more seating capacity and upto 60 percent overhang.