Ashtavinayak means "eight Ganeshas" in Sanskrit. Ganesh is the Hinduism/Hindu deity of removes obstacles; the term refers to eight Ganeshas. Ashtavinayaka yatra trip refers to a pilgrimage to the eight Hindu temples in Maharashtra state of India that house eight distinct idols of Ganesh, in a pre-ascertained sequence; the Ashtavinayak yatra or pilgrimage covers the eight ancient holy temples of Ganesh which are situated around Pune. Each of these temples has its own individual legend and history, as distinct from each other as the murtis in each temple; the form of each murti of Ganesh and His trunk are distinct from one another. However, there are other temples of eight Ganesh in various other parts of Maharashtra, it is believed to be for completion of Ashtavinayak Yatra visit the first Ganpati after visiting all the eight Ganpatis again, to complete the yatra. The eight temples/idols of the Ashtavinayak in their religious sequence are: Traditionally, Moreshwar of Moregaon is the first temple visited by the pilgrims.
The temples visited in descending order are Siddhatek, Mahad, Lenyandri, Ranjangaon. The pilgrimage is concluded with a second visit to Moregaon. All these murtis are called the self-existent in Sanskrit; this is to indicate that they were not sculpted but they were found formed by nature. Ashtavinayaka route on google map as mention above, start from & end to Morgaon. Go through below link This is the most important temple on this tour; the temple, built from black-stone during the Bahamani reign, has four gates. The temple is situated in the centre of the village; the temple is covered from all sides by four minarets and gives feeling of a mosque if seen from a distance. This was done to prevent attacks on the temple during Mughal periods; the temple has 50 feet tall wall around it. There is a Nandi sitting in front of this temple entrance, unique, as Nandi is in front of only Shiva temples. However, the story says that this statue was being carried to some Shivamandir during which the vehicle carrying it broke down and the Nandi statue could not be removed from its current place.
The murti of Lord Ganesha, riding a peacock, in the form of Mayureshwara is believed to have slain the demon Sindhu at this spot. The idol, with its trunk turned to the left, has a cobra poised over it protecting it; this form of Ganesha has two other murtis of Siddhi and Riddhi. However, this is not the original murti -which is said to have been consecrated twice by Brahma, once before and once after being destroyed by the asura Sindhurasur; the original murti, smaller in size and made of atoms of sand and diamonds, was enclosed in a copper sheet by the Pandavas and placed behind the one, worshiped. The temple is situated at a distance of 55 km from Pune, next to the river Karha in the village of Moregaon; the village derives its name from the Marathi name of the bird Peacock - there used to be a lot of peacocks in this village in the ancient time, the village is set out in the shape of a peacock. God Vishnu is supposed to have vanquished the asuras Madhu and Kaitabh after propitiating Ganesha here.
This is the only murti of these eight with the trunk positioned to the right. It is believed that the two saints Shri Morya Gosavi and Shri Narayan Maharaj of Kedgaon received their enlightenment here; the temple is on a small hillock. The main road towards the temple was believed to be built by Peshwa's general Haripant Phadake; the inner sanctum, 15 feet high and 10 feet wide is built by Punyashloka Ahilyabai Holkar. The idol is 2.5 feet wide. The idol faces North-direction; the stomach of the murti is not wide. This murti's trunk is turning to the right; the right-sided-trunk Ganesha is supposed to be strict for the devotees. To make one round around the temple one has to make the round trip of the hillock; this takes about 30 minutes with moderate speed. Peshwa general Haripant Phadake lost his General's position and did 21 Pradakshina around the temple. On the 21st day Peshwa's court-man took him to the court with royal honor. Haripant promised the God that he will bring the stones of the castle which he will win from the first war he will fight as the general.
The stone pathway is built from the Badami-Castle, attacked by Haripant soon after he became the general. This temple is situated off the Pune-Solapur highway about 48 km from the town of Srigonda in Ahmadnagar district; the temple is situated next to Bhima river. On Pune-Solapur railway, Daund Railway station is 18 km from here. Ganesha is believed to have saved this boy-devotee, beaten by local villagers and his father for his single-minded devotion to him; the original wooden temple was reconstructed into a stone temple by Nana Phadanavis in 1760. There are two small lakes constructed on two sides of the temple. One of them is reserved for the puja of the Deity; this Temple has two sanctums. The inner one has a Mushika with modaka in his forepaws in front of it; the hall, supported by eight exquisitely carved pillars demands as much attention as the idol, sitting on throne carved like a cypress tree. The eight pillars depict the eight directions. Inner sanctum is 15 feet tall and outer one is 12 feet tall.
The temple is constructed in such a way that after the winter (dakshinayan: southward movement of
Kadambas of Goa
The Kadambas of Goa were a dynasty during the Late Classical period on the Indian subcontinent, who ruled Goa from the 10th to the 14th century CE. They took over the territories of the Silaharas and ruled them at first from Chandor making Gopakapattana their capital. According to the Talagunda inscription found in Shimoga in Karnataka, the Kadambas are of Brahmin origin, descended from Mayurasharma; as a feudatory of the Chalukyas, Kadamba Shasthadeva was appointed as the Mahamandaleshwar of Goa by the Chalukya king, Tailapa II. According to the Savai vere inscription, the Kadambas were allies of the Chalukyas, whom they helped to defeat the Rashtrakutas. Shashthadeva conquered the city of Chandrapur from the Shilaharas and established the Goan Kadamba dynasty in 960 CE. King Shashthadeva conquered Goa, Port Gopakapattana and Kapardikadvipa and annexed a large part of South Konkan to his kingdom, making Gopakpattana his subsidiary capital; the next King, Jayakeshi I, further expanded the Goan kingdom.
A Jain Sanskrit text, Dvayāśraya mentions the extension of his capital and that Port Gopakapattna had trade contacts with Zanzibar, Bengal and Sri Lanka. Gopakapattana was a pleasant commercial city, well connected with Old Goa and a trading hub for over 300 years. In the 1320s it was looted by Khalji general Malik Kafur; the Kadambas went back to Chandor, but returned to Gopakapattana when Muhammad bin Tughluq overcame Chandor. During the rule of the Kadambas, the name and fame of Goapuri reached its zenith. Goa's religion, culture and arts flourished and the dynasty built many Shiva temples, they assumed titles like Konkanadhipati, Saptakotisha Ladbha Varaveera, Gopakapura varadhishva, Konkanmahacharavarti and Panchamahashabda. They married the royalty of Saurashtra and local chieftains; the kings patronized the Vedic religion and performed major fire sacrifices such as the horse sacrifice. They popularized patronized Jainism in Goa; the languages of Kadamba administration were Kannada. They introduced the Kannada language to Goa, where it exercised a profound influence on the local language.
The Nagari, Kadamba and Goykanadi scripts were popular. It is known from another inscription. Brahmapuris were ancient universities run by Brahmins, where Vedas, philosophy and other subjects were taught, they were found in Goa, Savoi verem, Gauli moula, elsewhere. Kadambas ruled Goa for more than 400 years. On 16th October 1345 Goa Kadamba King Surya Deva was assassinated by Muslim invaders. Goa Government-owned bus service is named after the Kadambas Dynasty and is known as Kadamba Transport Corporation; the royal lion emblem of the Kadambas is used a logo on its buses. The lion emblem logo became an integral part of KTCL since its inception in 1980 when the Corporation was set up to provide better public transport service. On 31 May 2005 Defence minister of India Pranab Mukherjee commissioned India's most advanced and first dedicated military naval base named INS Kadamba in Karwar. History of Goa Kadamba of Hangal Saptakoteshwar Coins of the Kadambas of Goa
Haryana Roadways State Transport is the Public Transport unit of the Government of Haryana in India. Haryana Roadways is a Major Part of Haryana Transport Department, it is the principal service provider for passenger transport in the state. The Consistent quality and punctuality of the service provider have earned a name in all neighbouring state and have become the first Choice of the passengers In 1966, when Haryana was carved out of Punjab there arose a need of separate transport unit which would connect every part of the state with other parts effectively. So, in 1966 HRTL was established with two Regional Transport Authorities. On 1 December 1987, three RTAs were appointed at Ambala and Faridabad. On 16 January 1991, three more RTAs were created at Rohtak and Rewari. Now, each district headquarters has Regional Transport Office headed by Regional Transport Secretary and vehicle registration and driving licenses can be obtained from each district headquarters and Tehsil headquarters. Office of the Director General State Transport is responsible for providing well-coordinated, economical and efficient transport action services to the public of the State.
Haryana Roadways, a State Government Undertaking, is the principal service provider for passenger transport in the State. Over the years Haryana Roadways has earned a name for itself for the range and quality of services provided by it. In tune with the emerging requirements of the travelling public, Haryana Roadways has undertaken a series of new initiatives to provide better services to its clients. New Volvo AC bus services'Saarthi' have been introduced on Chandigarh-Delhi-Gurgaon, Chandigarh-Delhi-Faridabad routes; some of the trips are touching the Indira Gandhi International Airport and the domestic Airport Delhi. Ten such buses are in operation.'Haryana Gaurav' Bus with Deluxe Facilities at Ordinary Fare A new'Haryana Gaurav' Bus service has been introduced, popularly known as ‘Aam Adami Ki Khas Bus’, providing the latest facilities like Deluxe type 2x2 seats, FM Radio, Mobile Charger, Pneumatically Operated Door, tinted Glass & Curtains etc at ordinary bus fare. This bus over time would become the main stay of Haryana Roadways for its distinct operations.
About 200 buses are in operation on different routes.'Haryana Uday' CNG bus services have been launched in the National Capital Region of Delhi. 300 buses are in operation on different routes within the NCR of the state. Haryana Roadways is the principal service provider for passenger transport in the State, it has a fleet of approx. 4250 buses being operated by 24 depots, each headed by a General Manager, 17 sub-depots functioning under the depot concerned. These services are being provided to every part of the State as well as to important destinations in the neighbouring States. Haryana Roadways plies on an average 1.11 million Km every day and carries 1.12 million passengers daily on 1116 Intra-State and 446 Inter-State routes. The state has decided to augment its fleet by 4,250 by the end of year 2012. New Volvo AC bus services'Saarthi' have been introduced on certain routes; some of the trips are touching the Indira Gandhi International Airport and the domestic Airport Delhi. Haryana Roadways Engineering Corporation Ltd. is a subsidiary of Haryana Roadways.
It was incorporated on 27 November 1987 in Gurgaon. It was established to fabricate bus bodies for Haryana Roadways, it fabricated 503 bodies in 2010-2011 alone. It is a profit making organisation which registered a profit of ₹5.86 crores in year 2010-2011. Official website Haryana Govt's HarSamadhan Complaints portal Haryana Roadways Volvo Bus Service
Assam State Transport Corporation
Assam State Transport Corporation or ASTC is a state owned road transport corporation of Assam, which provides bus services within Assam and adjoining states. Assam State Transport was started as a State Government Department with four buses to run between Guwahati and Nagaon; the transport network of the department expanded throughout the state of Assam. The state transport department was converted to a corporation on 30 March 1970. ASTC is the lifeline of Road Transport Connectivity of the state as it operates buses in the rural areas besides operation on highways and city roads; the present chairperson is Ashok Kumar Bhattarai. It operates a fleet of 585 buses including Hi-Tech Luxury buses for long distances and Hi-Tech semi and mini deluxe bus services for city and rural areas. There are many private buses operating under ASTC. Apart from that the corporation partnered with some private Volvo bus operators to operate on Public Private Partnership mode. ASTC has 135 bus stations and 3 Inter State Bus Terminals across the state with a fleet of more than 585 buses with another fleet of Private Owned Buses operated under the banner of ASTC.
Assam State Transport Corporation
Goa is a state on the south-western coast of India within the coastal region known as the Konkan, separated from the Deccan highlands of the state of Karnataka by the Western Ghats. It is bounded by Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast, it is the fourth-smallest by population. Goa has the highest GDP per capita among all Indian states, two and a half times that of the country, it was ranked the best-placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators. Panaji is the state's capital; the historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. Goa is a former Portuguese province. Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its white sand beaches, places of worship and World Heritage-listed architecture.
It has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, a biodiversity hotspot. In ancient literature, Goa was known by many names, such as Gomanchala, Gopakapattam, Govapuri and Gomantak. Other historical names for Goa are Sindapur and Mahassapatam. Prehistory Rock art engravings found in Goa exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India. Goa, situated within the Shimoga-Goa Greenstone Belt in the Western Ghats, yields evidence for Acheulean occupation. Rock art engravings are present on laterite platforms and granite boulders in Usgalimal near the west flowing Kushavati river and in Kajur. In Kajur, the rock engravings of animals and other designs in granite have been associated with what is considered to be a megalithic stone circle with a round granite stone in the centre. Petroglyphs, stone-axe, choppers dating to 10,000 years ago have been found in various locations in Goa, including Kazur and the Mandovi-Zuari basin. Evidence of Palaeolithic life is visible at Dabolim, Shigao, Arli, Diwar, Sanguem and Aquem-Margaon.
Difficulty in carbon dating the laterite rock compounds poses a problem for determining the exact time period. Early Goan society underwent radical change when Indo-Aryan and Dravidian migrants amalgamated with the aboriginal locals, forming the base of early Goan culture. Early History In the 3rd century BC, Goa was part of the Maurya Empire, ruled by the Buddhist emperor, Ashoka of Magadha. Buddhist monks laid the foundation of Buddhism in Goa. Between the 2nd century BC and the 6th century AD, Goa was ruled by the Bhojas of Goa. Chutus of Karwar ruled some parts as feudatories of the Satavahanas of Kolhapur, Western Kshatrapas, the Abhiras of Western Maharashtra, Bhojas of the Yadav clans of Gujarat, the Konkan Mauryas as feudatories of the Kalachuris; the rule passed to the Chalukyas of Badami, who controlled it between 578 and 753, the Rashtrakutas of Malkhed from 753 to 963. From 765 to 1015, the Southern Silharas of Konkan ruled Goa as the feudatories of the Chalukyas and the Rashtrakutas.
Over the next few centuries, Goa was successively ruled by the Kadambas as the feudatories of the Chalukyas of Kalyani. They patronised Jainism in Goa. In 1312, Goa came under the governance of the Delhi Sultanate; the kingdom's grip on the region was weak, by 1370 it was forced to surrender it to Harihara I of the Vijayanagara empire. The Vijayanagara monarchs held on to the territory until 1469, when it was appropriated by the Bahmani sultans of Gulbarga. After that dynasty crumbled, the area fell into the hands of the Adil Shahis of Bijapur, who established as their auxiliary capital the city known under the Portuguese as Velha Goa. Portuguese period In 1510, the Portuguese defeated the ruling Bijapur sultan Yusuf Adil Shah with the help of a local ally, Timayya, they set up a permanent settlement in Velha Goa. This was the beginning of Portuguese rule in Goa that would last for four and a half centuries, until its annexation in 1961; the Goa Inquisition, a formal tribunal, was established in 1560, was abolished in 1812.
In 1843 the Portuguese moved the capital to Panaji from Velha Goa. By the mid-18th century, Portuguese Goa had expanded to most of the present-day state limits; the Portuguese lost other possessions in India until their borders stabilised and formed the Estado da Índia Portuguesa or State of Portuguese India, of which Goa was the largest territory. Contemporary period After India gained independence from the British in 1947, India requested that Portuguese territories on the Indian subcontinent be ceded to India. Portugal refused to negotiate on the sovereignty of its Indian enclaves. On 19 December 1961, the Indian Army invaded with Operation Vijay resulting in the annexation of Goa, of Daman and Diu islands into the Indian union. Goa, along with Diu, was organised as a centrally administered union territory of India. On 30 May 1987, the union territory was split, Goa was made India's twenty-fifth state, with Daman and Diu remaining a union territory. Goa encompasses an area of 3,702 km2, it lies between the latitudes 14°53′54″ N and 15°40′00″ N and longitudes 73°40′33″ E and 74°20′13″ E. Goa is a part of the coastal country known as the Konkan, an escarpment rising up to the Western Ghats
Mahad pronunciation is a town in Raigad district situated in the North Konkan region of Maharashtra state, India. It is located 108.5km from District's Headquarter Alibag, 167km from Mumbai state capital of Maharashtra and Economic capital of India, towards Western Coast. The town is well-known due to its Raigad fort-Former Capital of Maratha Empire in Shivaji Era and Revolutionary Mahad Satyagraha launched by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar at Chavdar Tale in the wake of Modern India. In 2015, major flood hit Mahad due to which the British-era bridge on Mumbai Goa highway collapsed causing a great life loss. Several disasters like Floods, Landslides have devastated Markets and Old houses having Classic Konkani-styled architecture earlier too, causing great loss of life; this is due to Lower elevation of the City compared to surrounding areas and having rivers on all sides, making the city appear like a Triangular island. Konkan predominantly receives heavy rainfall in comparison to rest of Maharashtra.
Raigad, popularly known as "Gateway of Konkan", Mahad is among famous tourist destinations in Konkan. Some important tourist attractions are: Raigad Fort Pratapgadh Fort Gandhar Pale Buddhist Caves Shivthar Ghal Lingana Fort Birwadi Fort Warandha Ghat Mulshi-Tamhini Ghat Poladpur Mahabaleshwar Vireshwar Temple Chavdaar Tale Park Mangad Hari-Hareshwar and Diveagar Beach Dapoli-Mandangad beach The word "Mahad" derived from Konkani-marathi words "महा" and "हाट"."महा" meaning "Great or big" and "हाट" meaning "Market", which means "A Big Market", as the town was popularly known as. The city was well known due to its history, dating back to as far as Raigad fort, the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and one of the biggest Socio-political movement in India-Dalit Satyagraha by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. Mahad is considered as the Land of freedom fighters. Many revolutionary freedom movements of India originated in Mahad, it is famous for the Chavdaar Tale Water Satyagraha of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar for Dalits at Chavdar Tale, which played as a turning point in Indian sociopolitical history.
Many disciples of Lord Buddha and followers of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar visit Chavdaar Tale every year on Kranti Din. Apart from this, it had a glorious history during the rule of the great Maratha King Shivaji; the capital of Hindavi Swarajya and Samadhi of Shivaji Maharaj is at Raigad fort., around 24 km from the city. It was ruled by Birwadi Subhedar's Kadams; the samadhi of Shivaji's mother Jijabai is at Pachad situated at foothills of Raigad fort. Hirkani was from Raigadwadi village, it is true and accepted that the Shivaji's political victory was followed by the social revolution carried out by his teacher Saint Tukaram. The village Umarath of Tanaji Malusare & Kinjaloli of Murarbaji are in the vicinity of Mahad; the Shivtharghal, the birthplace of the most spiritual book Dasbodh written by Samarth Ramdas-The Spiritual Guru of Shivaji Maharaj. Mahad was believed to be a flourishing port in the past; the famous Gul of Shahupuri Kolhapur and Satara was exported to Gujrat via Mahad. Now the banks of Savitri river have changed during the course of time and only creek water fishing is carried out and Mahad is no longer known as a port.
Yet the Mahad's market is still more prosperous than any other market in Southern Raigad. According to the mythological story, Gandharpale Caves are the sculptured houses built in one night by the Pandavas; these caves are Buddhist caves build during the reign of Prince Vishnupalita Kambhoja. Mahad is one of the well-known holiday destinations in North Konkan region, it sees heavy rainfall during monsoon. There are numerous temples around Mahad; the festivals most celebrated by local people are Ganpati festival. Apart from this, Mahad was the central market for people of Poladpur, the Raigad villages and the hill station Mahabaleshwar, it has a large market. The city is surrounded by the Sahyadri mountain ranges and the Savitri and Gandhari rivers originating through Mahabaleswar, hills in Mulshi and Raigad fort respectively. Mahad was a flourishing port in the past. "Mahadi Gul" was well known in Gujarat, made in Satara, Pune districts and exported to other locations through Mahad's port. Mahad is now well-developed with town infrastructure.
Mahad MIDC, set-up near Birwadi is the small Chemical industry cluster. It houses several polymer, organic, fertilizers, Aroma Chemical manufacturing industries. Notable industries like: •Pidilite •Piramal Healthcare •Sandoz •Lakshmi Organic •Hikal ltd. Company •Maharashtra Aldehydes •Sudarshan •Maharashtra Seamless •EMBIO •Privi Organics India Limited Mahad consists of two Industrial zones- Mahad-Birwadi and Mahad Additional Industrial zone. Mahad is part of proposed Panvel-Mahad-Chiplun-Panjim Economic corridor under Bharatmala Project. Nearest airports: Navi Mumbai International Airport, Ulve-Panvel, Navi Mumbai CSIA, Mumbai Pune International Airport, Pune Konkan railway line starts from Roha-Kolad and exits Raigad district via Veer. Main railway stations in Mahad is Veer railway station National Highway NH 66 passes through Mahad, it connects Panvel to Kanyakumari, passing through the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation has a Bus Depot at Mahad for public transport.
Buses plying Mahad Khed Chiplun Ratnagiri have halt at Mahad MSRTC Bus depot. Since many people from Mahad are commuting to Cities like Surat Vapi and Valsad in Gujrat bef
South Bengal State Transport Corporation
South Bengal State Transport Corporation is a West Bengal state government undertaken transport corporation. It plys other parts of West Bengal to Durgapur and Kolkata. SBSTC owns many depots in West Bengal to station their buses, it is headquartered in Durgapur. By providing link between Jharkhand and West Bengal,it is the backbone of many people residing in the border areas between these two states, it connects many cities in West Bengal major cities and towns like Kolkata, Gobindapur, Arambagh, Purulia, Medinipur, Haldia etc. which extend up to North Bengal. The South Bengal State Transport Corporation started its journey on 1 August 1963 in Durgapur industrial township by the Government of West Bengal with an aim to provide a clean and hassle free ride to the people of Durgapur. Initially, it started with only 8 buses operated inside the township covering a total route length of 65 km. In 1964-65, the fleet strength increased to 25 with and total operating route length increased to 102 km.
In 1965-66, the fleet strength is increased to 62 and route length became 428 km. On 15 August 1967, it was renamed to "Durgapur State Transport Board". In 1968-69, DSTB extended its activities through augmentation of fleet strength of 100 buses operating in 11 long distance routes and 8 township routes covering a total route length of 1200 km and 176 km respectively. In 1972-73, Durgapur-Siliguri bus service was introduced with 3 new town services and the total route length of long distance and town services went up to 1650 km and 143 km respectively. In 1973, DSTB was converted into public sector undertaking under the name and style of " Durgapur State Transport Corporation" and many new routes has been introduced. DSTC got its present name in 1988 with an objective of increasing its service to the entire south Bengal; the Corporation has a three-tier system of management which is, Depot and Corporate. The entire operational network of the Corporation is carried out through its two Divisional headquarters – one located at Durgapur and other at Belghoria.
At the Corporate level, the Deputy Managing Director, Chief Accounts Officers and HODs of other discipline assist the Managing Director. At Divisional level, the office is headed by Divisional Managers of the respective Divisions, assisted by Works Manager or Works In-charge on the technical site, Traffic Manager for traffic and operation, Sr. Administrative Officer and other officers for general administration, Dy. Chief Accounts Officer for accounts matter; the Divisional Managers are directly reporting to the Managing Director. At the depot level, the Depot Manager or Depot In-charge is assisted by senior foremen, foreman or assistant foreman for repair and maintenance work, Assistant Manager - Administration and Account, for general administration and disciplinary matters, Assistant Traffic Manager/Traffic Superintendent in the matter of traffic and operation; the Depot Manager or Depot In-charge directly reports to the Divisional Manager. Traffic operational activities of this Corporation, confined to Durgapur and its nearby areas, has been now extended to cover the districts of Burdwan, Purulia, North-24 Paraganas, Howrah and Kolkata.
At the present, SBSTC operates road transport services from its two Divisional Offices - one at Durgapur and other at Belghoria. It is operated throughout the entire State of West Bengal and covers all historical places and tourist points like Digha, Garbeta forest, Mukutmonipur, Susunia Hill, Kangsabati project, Ajodhya hill, Mushidabad Hazarduari, Tarapit temple, Massenger dam, Farakka barage, Nabadwip, Mayapur and Darjeeling, Tarakeswar and many more; this Corporation has operations in the inter-State routes like the present link with state of Jharkhand. Some inter-state routes on which the Corporation runs buses are Durgapur to Tata via Bankura and Purulia, Durgapur to Bokaro Steel City via Asansol and Dhanbad, Durgapur to Dumka via Suri; the Corporation has planned to contact some more areas in more States in the near future. SBSTC provides its services through two divisions, namely Belghoria, it has four bus terminus, two bus counter and one bus stand. Services FromThe list of depots in different years after the inception of SBSTC are as follows: North Bengal State Transport Corporation Department of Transport from the Government of West Bengal website Official Website of S.
B. S. T. C SBSTC Contact Numbers and Office Addresses