Tata Motors delivered 10 new fully integrated air-conditioned midi buses, to the city of Bilaspur today, flagged off by Hon’ Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Shri. Raman Singh.
With the order placed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) scheme, private operators registered under Bilaspur Urban Public Transport Society (BUPTS) will regulate the daily functioning of these air-conditioned midi buses plying in the city of Bilaspur, for the very first time. Besides Bilaspur, Tata Motors will shortly also deliver a total of 42 new Midi buses to the city of Raipur, Korba and Durg-Bhilai. Under JnNURM, Tata Motors bagged orders for 178 buses, from 5 cities in Chhattisgarh.
Being built at the Tata Marcopolo Motors Ltd. (TMML) facility in Dharwad, the new BS III 9-meters bus is equipped with ITS (Intelligent Transport System) which hosts an inbuilt OBITS (On Board Intelligent Transport System) framework, as per the UBS II norms, and is said to meet global safety standards. The buses are also fitted with fire detection and suppression systems. The midi buses from Tata Motors also houses the following sub-systems:
- Passenger Information System (LED destination boards)
- Automatic vehicle location system
- Security camera network system (CCTV)
- On-board vehicle health monitoring and diagnostics
- Single controller unit