Himachal Road Transport Corporation was formed in October 2, 1974 by merging Himachal Government Transport and Mandi Kullu Road Transport Corporation, the two transport lifelines of the state till then. It has been set up with the objective of providing efficient and economic road transportation facilitates to passengers in the state.
The corporation assumes prominence as the bus remains the sole mode of transport in the state Ė the penetration of railways is only marginal in Himachal Pradesh. The mountainous and rugged terrain of Himachal Pradesh hasnít deterred HRTC from reaching out to the farthest corners of the state. HRTC holds the distinction for connecting the highest village in Asia and also for running regular schedules through the world's three highest passes namely, Bara-Lacha, Kunjam and Rohtang.
HRTC runs regular services to major cities and towns and to the remotest villages in the state. The corporation also operates daily schedules to the neighboring states of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttaranchal, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.