The Transport Department of Jharkhand is a major revenue earning department. The aim of the Department is to evolve a cost efficient revenue generating system.
Transport and Communication related activities are important in respect to Service Sector outcome. Smooth movement of public goods and hassle free public transport system is the backbone of modern and better administered state. A modern transportation system works as catalyst for growth oriented public economy and utility services.
The Transport Department of Jharkhand is striving to promote road infrastructure support for transportation of goods and passenger, to promote public transport and advanced quality of service, to promote modern, energy-efficient and environment, & eco-friendly surface transport system and to promote road safety and modern traffic management.
At National level population of vehicles ratio is 83 : 1, whereas in Jharkhand State this ration is 100 : 1. The Transport Department is trying to achieve the National ratio regarding vehicles availability. The population of Jharkhand State is about 3 crores and the density of population is 338 persons per square K.M. There are 24 districts in the State out of which Ranchi, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh and Giridih are more densely populated in comparison to the other district township. The services of buses provided by Urban Development Department are being utilised under the permits issued by the Regional Offices of Transport Department in big town such as Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad. In addition to this a large number of small vehicles such as Auto Rickshaws, Taxi and Other contract carriages are also being plied by the private operators which is enough according to the density of population in these three towns. On the National Highway in the State of Jharkhand bus services are available at the interval of 5 to 10 minutes. Besides bus services a large number of small vehicles such as trekker, maxi cab and omni buses up to 22 seats are also available in sufficient number in each district of the State which used to ply on the National Highway and each district head quarter to the different connecting routes of remote areas. Likewise buses are also available from district headquarters to the different tribal areas.