Akash Ganga Transport Corporation is one of the leading transport companies of the country with 65 offices and 300 destinations. It is flagship of Bijli group which is engaged in diversified activities that include transport & entertainment. ATC is a company that looked adversity in the eyes and in span of six decades risen to be India’s oldest and most trusted freight forwarding company.
The late thirties was the time of political turmoil in India. It was also an era when the country was just awakening to its identity and the possibilities that lay before it. Transport facilities were critical to the evolution of the economy. Realizing this, Lala Sain Dass (foundly known as Bijli Pehalwan) stepped in resolutely, determined to make a contribution. The beginning was modest and the company served the frontier regions of Lahore, Rawalpindi and Peshawar.
Then came the partition of India and the company had to relocate on the India side of the subcontinent. It became the first transport company in independent India to be given a national permit. The entire area from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Asansol to Ankleshwar became ATC’s domain. By the nineties AGTC had become a national resource carrying 2000 tones every single day.