Chief Minister kick-starts Automatic Public Announcement System in the presence of Transport Minister Shri Harsh Sanghvi in Gandhinagar
The new bus has been manufactured in- house by ST Corporation
151 buses including 40 sleeper coach and 111 luxury coach have been put to service to enhance the facility of citizens
Gandhinagar, Monday: Under the direction of Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel two more facilities were launched today for the convenience of the passengers.
The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation has allotted new 151 buses at a cost of Rs 53 crore to serve the public. Chief Minister inaugurated a total of 151 buses including 40 sleeper coaches and 111 luxury coaches by handing over the key of the bus to two drivers today in Gandhinagar. These new bus services will make the journey of passengers in the state more comfortable and convenient. Chief Minister also kick-started Automatic Public Announcement System in the presence of Transport Minister Shri Harsh Sanghvi.
With the implementation of this system, passengers will get complete details of the bus route, bus number, stoppages and the platform at which the bus will arrive through the audio system without using the inquiry window.
It is worth mentioning here that Gujarat ST Corporation has planned to put one thousand new buses into operation with a financial provision of Rs. 310 crore.
Out of these 1000 buses, 500 super express, 300 luxury and 200 sleeper coaches are gradually being put in the service of passengers. Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel today allotted 151 more of these new buses which were put in service for the passengers. This bus was built by S. has been in-housed by ST Corporation. The manufacturing of this new bus have been done in-house
In order to fulfill the commitment of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi that is to promote green clean energy, ST Corporation has put into operation 50 electric buses with zero air pollution and more 50 e-buses will be launched in the coming days to serve the citizens.
Not only that, In 2020, Gujarat ST Corporation had also received the honor of being the first corporation to operate 1000 buses with environment-friendly BS06 norms across the country by a corporation operating for public transport services in the country.
Gujarat ST 274 Sleeper Coach, 1193 semi luxury and 5296 Super Deluxe, 1203 mini bus including 7966 fleet have been made operational in the state for the service and convenience of the citizens.
Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel congratulated the Gujarat ST Corporation for providing efficient, timely and environment friendly transportation facility to the people.
Additional Chief Secretary of Transport Shri M. K. Das, ST Corporation MD (Managing Director) Shri Gandhi, Joint MD Shri Prajapati, Mayor of Gandhinagar Shri Hitesh Makwana, as well as MLAs from Gandhinagar North, Dehgaam, Kalol and Mansa and other invitees, officials were present for the occasion.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat