Local Transport in Ludhiana
At present, the bus services in Ludhiana are provided by the state transport department which has further given contracts for the city’s bus service to private contractors. There are more than enough rickshaws and auto rickshaws to travel across the city and people here do not prefer buses. These buses still operate efficiently on long routes, (upto20kms), from Ludhiana’s inter state bus stand.
In Ludhiana, approximately 14000 cycle rickshaws run for 3-4 kms from the railway station, bus stand and other parts of the city. The cycle rickshaws are the most effective means of transport for travelling in the congested parts of the city like Chaura Bazaar, Ghumar Mandi and the like. You can find these cycle rickshaws easily on the roads and normally charge Rs 30 – 40 per 3 to 4kms.
Cabs are not much popular as a means of local transport in Ludhiana. However, they are mainly used to travel to or from hospitals, railways stations or airport.
The contact and fare details of these mega cabs are given below.
Phone No: 41 41 414
Minimum Fare: Rs 50 for first 2.5kms
Fare after minimum fare: Rs 20/km
Waiting Charges: Rs 100 per hour
If you want to drive by yourself, you can even rent a car in Ludhiana. Given below are the details of car rental companies in the city.
Gognaz Car Rental
Address: 9242, Opposite Street No-9
Kot Mangal Singh, Ludhiana – 141 003
Phone: 0161 500 0001, 97 81 04 0049, 78 14 86 0007, 85 28 20 0007
Aloona Tour & Travel
Address: Near Prabhu Simran Kender Gurudwara
Jawaddi Khurd, Street No.4
Model Town, Ludhiana - 141002
Phone: 0161 252 1332, 98 72 42 08 59, 94 64 16 2697, 97 79 69 7600
Gurdeep Tour & Travels
Address: 3551/B, Grewal Complex
Opposite Transport Nagar
Hira Nagar, Dugri Urban Estate
Ludhiana - 141003
Phone: 84 27 74 8615, 84 37 20 2115
Ludhiana has a very good network of local transport even in the remotest areas of the city. So you need not worry at all.