Transport in Roorkee

Transport in RoorkeeIn the backdrop of Gigantic Himalayas, on the banks of River Ganges Canal lies the beautiful city of Roorkee which is a preferred tourist destination because of its geographical position, religious significance and historical relevance, pulling in a lot of tourist to the city every year. Apart from this the city is a base for country’s oldest Cantonment, Roorkee Cantonment which is also the base of Bengal Sappers.

To sum up, there are multiple reasons for people visiting the city and that is why the Government has taken multiple steps to facilitate the transport department in Roorkee. There are both government and private companies who work together to make the transport facility stronger in the city. This in-turn it helps not only the tourism industry and the visitors of the city but also helps in improving the business interest in the city.

Air Travel to Roorkee

There is no airport in Roorkee city. However the nearest airport to Roorkee is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. This is a domestic airport which has regular flights scheduled to Delhi airport which is also incidentally the nearest International airport to Roorkee. The distance from Roorkee to the Jolly Grant Airport is 66.2 km which can be travelled in almost an hour. For travelling to Roorkee there are specified private taxi counters where one can fetch a cab ride at a minimal cost or take bus services from Uttarakhand state bus services.

Though there are not many flight operations from Dehradun Airport to Delhi but still there are some private airlines like Jet Lite, Spice Jet and others which have daily flights to Delhi. Some of these flights are listed below:

Flight no: 3981
Airline: Jet Lite
Origin: New Delhi
Destination: Dehradun
Starting at: 1:45PM
Reaching at 2:35PM
Operating on all days

Flight no: 0307
Airline: Jet konnect
Origin: New Delhi
Destination: Dehradun
Starting at: 1:45PM
Reaching at 2:35PM
Operating on all days

Flight no: 2327
Airline: Spice Jet
Origin: New Delhi
Destination: Dehradun
Starting at: 11:20AM
Reaching at 12:20PM
Operating on all days

Railways in Roorkee

One of the most popular and widely used travel medium is the Indian Railways. Roorkee city has its own railhead named as Roorkee Station under the station code RK. Falling under the Moradabad division, Roorkee railways is a distinctive part of Northern railways. Having three platforms the station has a number of local and superfast trains travelling through it. The station with its avid connectivity establishes connection with not only the nearby cities and states but also with the popular metro cities of the country like Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh etc. Some of the smaller cities like Muzzaffarpur, Varanasi, Indore, Madurai, Ujjain and Gorakhpur Junction, Saharanpur, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Meerut, Ambala and various places can be directly reached travelling through Roorkee. One of the best part of travelling through railways is the fact that the fares are cheap and the time taken is also less than the road transport.

For the benefit of the students as well the people of Roorkee, apart from the usual railway reservation counter, the Railway authorities have constructed a separate reservation counter in IIT campus too.

For Reservation one can visit

Railway reservation Counter

Campus Life
IIT Roorkee
Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667

Bus Services in Roorkee

Another preferred and comfortable mode of journey is availing the excellent bus services available in and around Roorkee by UTC or Uttarakhand Transport Corporation which is the public sector organization responsible for the bus services in the state along with other private companies. The service of UTC in one word is the best with superior comfort, perfect timing and absolutely reasonable fares. There are considerable number of buses too which helps in availability of the same.

UTC buses operate over an area of 3.50 kms, thus, covering almost all routes across the state and beyond. From Roorkee one can find bus services to all popular places like Chandigarh, Delhi, Dehradun, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Deoband, Gurukul, Iqbalpur, Jhabrera, Ponta and many others. The roads are excellent which also helps in smooth running of the buses since National Highway 58 and National Highway 73 passes through the city and connects popular place like Delhi, Haridwar, Chandigarh, Yamuna nagar etc.

There are options of travelling in ordinary, express, semi deluxe, deluxe and air conditioned buses with a little difference in fares, time of travel and comfort. There are also options of monthly schemes for Rishikesh-Roorkee and Dehradun-Roorkee which help the daily passengers.

Apart from UTC there are private companies too which have excellent bus services on these routes. However, the fares of these buses are a little higher as compared to UTC buses.

For booking one can contact in Roorkee
Uttarakhand Transport Corporation
Roorkee Services
Phone 1332 272456

Car Services in Roorkee

Car services can be availed if the choice is to have a personalized travel with ultimate comfort and reach those places where there is a limitation to public transport. This is an excellent medium for travelling around the city and to the nearby places. There are agencies in Roorkee which help in having rental cars for travel according to the necessity of the traveler. One can avail cars of their choice be it eight seater or four seater, SUV or hatchback. However, it must be noted that travelling by Car can be more costly than other means of transport but since there are a lot of agencies in Roorkee, there is always scope to bargain for the best rates.

Local transports apart from the mentioned ones in Roorkee are cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws which travel to shorter distances at nominal fares. This is a very good medium to travel to the interiors of the city where bus or cab cannot travel. A lot of the city people prefer to have personalized travel so motor bikes and cycles are common in the roads of Roorkee.

In a nutshell, traveling in Roorkee is not at all a difficult task since various modes of transport are available in the city. Be it around Roorkee or within the city, one can find considerable number of transport options and have a comfortable ride to the desired location.

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