The Transport Department was created in 1987. Earlier there was a transport cell in the S&GAD and transport authorities existed at the regional and provincial levels. The current set-up of the transport department includes the secretariat, attached departments, TPU and LTC.

The main functions of the Transport Department include:

  • Implementation of government policies for  provision of affordable, comfortable and efficient transport services across the province
  • Preparation and Implementation of Development Plans
  • Initiation of special public transport initiatives like subsidies, environment friendly transport etc
  • Fixation and Regulation of Public Transport Fares