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Electric buses with real-time bus tracking system to run on Jammu, Srinagar roads soon

Last Updated on March 26, 2022 at 1:16 pm

A fleet of nearly 200 buses electric buses will soon ply on the roads of Jammu and Kashmir as government is all set to launch electric buses.

An official informed that these buses will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including a real-time tracking system, in both Jammu and Srinagar.

Further official informed that 100 eco-friendly buses will be introduced each in Jammu and Srinagar with an aim to reduce air and noise pollution and to serve people with better facilities.

The official said that the buses will be procured under the second phase of central scheme Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and EV (FAME II), and tenders have been floated for the procurement.

These buses will have real-time passenger information system (PIS), panic buttons for emergency, automatic bus vehicle location system, CCTV cameras, public address systems, stop request buttons and online collection of fares through various mediums. Official informed that these buses will be monitored through online system to keep a track on running kilometers, fuel used and various other parameters and further added that fare for bus will be collected through various modes such as cash, smartcards and QR codes.

Officials said that the Jammu and Kashmir Road Transport Corporation (JKRTC) will be rolling out the ITMS by April 30 and for the first phase, online ticket booking facilities will be provided.