Punjab Roadways came into being in the year 1948 with a fleet of 13 buses, which rose gradually to its highest strength of 2407 buses in the year 1985. The primary objective of Punjab Roadways is to provide an economical, reliable and comfortable transport service in the state of Punjab with connecting service to adjoining states. Punjab Roadways is also providing free/concessional travel to the deserving categories identified by the Punjab Government. Punjab Roadways is also operating and monitoring the Bus Stands of Punjab. Punjab Roadways has 18 depots viz Chandigarh, Roopnagar, Ludhiana, Moga, Jagraon, Nangal, Jalandhar-1, Jalandhar-2, Nawanshehar, Batala, Pathankot, Hoshiarpur, Amritsar-1, Amritsar-2, Taran Taaran, Patti, Ferozepur and Mukatsar.
The vision of Punjab Roadways and PUNBUS buses is to provide a reliable, efficient and economical means of Passenger transport to the common man of Punjab. Punjab Roadways & Punbus will act as a socio commercial department with the objective of providing the highest revenues possible along with the objective of providing bus service at concessional rates or free of charge to some special need worthy categories of passengers and providing bus service to certain commercially non viable areas where there are very few other means of transport
Jagraon Depot was first established as a Sub-depot of Moga Depot in the year 1972. At that time it had 58 (TATA) buses which were transferred from Moga Depot to Jagraon. These buses operated mainly on rural routes of Jagraon Sub-Division. Jagraon Sub-depot was converted into a Full Fledged depot on 30-01-1987. The inauguration of the depot was done by the then Chief Minister of Punjab Honorable S. Surji Singh Barnala Ji.
At that time the depot had a fleet of 95 buses. Since then this depot is operating buses on many inter-state routes namely Delhi, Jammu, Shimla, Paunta Sahib, Sirsa, Pohewa, Chintpurni, Ganga Nagar and Suratgarh etc. In addition to this, this depot is operating buses to all other major cities of Punjab, Chandigarh and many villages of Jagraon Sub- Division.
1) DAILY COMMUTERS TRAVELLING ON PASSES Passes are issued to students and employees who travel on a regular basis in the buses of Punjab Roadways/PUNBUS buses and the procedure for obtaining these passes is as below: BUS PASSES TO STUDENTS Student bus passes are being issued to the student of the Govt. recognized Schools, Colleges and Institutes. The Schools, Colleges and Institutes recognized by the Government can apply to the concerned General Manager of Punjab Roadways depot to include their school, college and institution in the list of approved schools, colleges and institutions eligible for issue of concessional bus passes with a copy of the recognition order. As soon as the request is received from the school, colleges, institutions, the same is processed to include the applicant institute in the list of approved schools, college, and institutions. The name of the school or college must be approved by the state technical board or university to be included in the approved list. Students can apply for concessional passes with passport size photo affixed on the application duly attested by the head of institution. The concessional pass application duly filled up by the student and signed by the head of institution should be presented to the pass clerk of the respective depot and the pass will be issued within 24 hours of the receipt of application. Other details of the scheme can be obtained from the superintendent of the concerned depot. The student are allowed traveling to their institute as per fare given below:- First 5 kms = Rs 36+2=38/- Up to 10 kms = Rs 45+2=47/- Up to 15 kms = Rs 63+2=65/- Up to 20 kms = Rs 75+2= 77/- Up to 25 kms = Rs 99+2=101/- Up to 30 kms = Rs 108+2=110/- Up to 35 kms = Rs 123+2=125/- Up to 40 kms = Rs 132+2=134/- Up to 45 kms = Rs 147+2=149/- Up to 50 kms = Rs 156+2=158/- Up to 55 kms = Rs 168+2=170/- Up to 60 kms = Rs 180+2=182/- The pass is valid for three months.