A Number one company in Palghar Taluka & Tarapore MIDC since the last 5 decades; started transportation in the late 1960s when there was only sea food from Palghar coast & wooden bamboos from the forest area to be transported.
BTTC was started in late 1959-60 by Dinshaw irani. At that time, Satpati Machimar Society was the major customer and only fish was transported from Palghar to Mumbai. He expired in 1966 and later his brother, S. P. Irani wanted to sell it. The company was purchased by Ambalal Dalsukhbhai Shah in 1967 with Mr Kashinath Sapre being the facilitator being a good friend of S. P. Irani. In 1968, Vinod Ambalal shah joined his father and actively looked after business of the company.
When Koyna Earthquake happened in December 1967 we transported many ballies (sag wooden bamboo) from every forest range of Palghar, Wada, and Dahanu to Koyna. This work was so appreciated by the Range Officer that we got the work of forest division Dahanu saw mill to transport wood to their many different places.
All supply of materials like ropes, paints, coal tar drums, fishing nets, engine of boats, from Bombay to Machimar societies of costal area of Palghar & Dahanu were done by us as there was no other transport company around that area in the 1960 till 1975.
BTTC has been registered in 1968. Bombay office was mainly supplying via trucks from Bombay to Palghar , Wada, Tarapore, Cinchani, Manor, and Satpathi. In 1967-69, the main business was from Bombay to Palghar. In view of the above, in 1969, Vinod Shah started Palghar office; the business then started expanding steadily.
Before the construction of Vasai creek bridge, our trucks used to go by Bhiwandi Wada to Manor, so we had booking of parchudan goods of villages from Wada to Manor in 1960 to 1971.
When Maharashtra state government declared MIDC area in Tarapore in the 1970s we were the only transport company around. We have transported each & every material to erect all the factories in Tarapore. Even today we are transporting every raw material and finished goods from Bombay, Andheri, Bhiwandi to Tarapore MIDC and vice versa.
In 1978, MIDC came into existence. Tarapore MIDC was expanding day by day and the business too was on the rise. In 1980, Mr. Vishawas Sapre joined the company as a partner Vinod Shah started Tarapore office in 1987. As BTTC was expanding day by day at Andheri, Bhiwandi to Tarapore and Palghar , n 1978, MIDC came into exiIstence. Tarapore MIDC was expanding day by day and the business too was Vinod Shah decided to divulge into a different business and started construction of a hotel. Hotel Shilpa was built from 1987 to 1991 and was inaugurated by Vinod Shad and his son Shailesh Shah.
We are the only one company who had transported Parchudan goods to TAPS (Tarapore Atomic Power Station); the whole of transporting for the project was done by us. When unit 1 and 2 were being constructed, we sent goods for companies associated with it like *Bechtel India (USA) who erected the atomic power project, *Hoschiet modern (GERMANY) company who built tunnel in the sea for this project, *Gammon India Ltd. erected the high chimney for the waste product outlet of the project, *Blue star India Ltd. for air-conditioning the project, *Bombay Oxygen Co. Ltd. supplied cylinders to this project,* Oricone Pvt. Ltd. built a residential colony for the workers in the project.
Shailesh Shah in 1990 also joined BTTC and thereafter there was no looking back Shailesh Shah increased BTTC trucks from 10 to 25. Shailesh Shah then started Vashi office in 2002 to facilitate the growing business.
We have also transported each and every material for the construction of TAPPS units 3&4 too. As of now, units 5 & 6 construction is in progress for which we are the only transport company for the parchudan goods. Likewise, we are transporting all similar goods for BARC in Tarapore.
We have supplied trucks to local election officer to transport election material in every Vidhan Sabha & Lok Sabha election.
It was a kind of monopoly for BTTS until 1995 without any competitor. But even after creeping of other competitors, we have kept our heads high and are still number one in Palghar Taluka & Tarapore MIDC due to our excellent service, prompt delivery, and safe transportation.
Born in Pune and was in hundekari business for many years
He was mainly supplying vegetables and fruits through trains from Pune station to places all over Maharashtra
In mango season (summer), he used to live in Mumbai for supplying mangoes from Mumbai to Pune and his 5 sons use to handle business of hundekari in Pune
In the mango season, he used to stay with his close friend, Kashinath Sapre in Mumbai. It was during this time he came in contact with Bombay Tarapore Transport co. and the company was brought from its owner, an Irani.
K. G. SAPRE was in fruits business in Crawford market for many years.
He was supplying fruits through trains to various destinations in Maharashtra and during this time he came in contact with Ambalal Shah. They became were good friends during this association related to transportation of fruits.
Sapre was the main person responsible for purchasing the Bombay Tarapore Transport co. from its owner who was a Parsee Irani. Sapre along with Ambalal Shah entered into a partnership and thus became owners and co-founders of Bombay Tarapore Transport co. in 1967