Jammu, Srinagar, 200 electric buses will soon be tracked in real time

The Jammu and Kashmir state government has announced that it will deploy 200 electric buses in both federal capitals.

To: HT Autodesk
March 26, 2022 12:45 PM

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Jammu and Kashmir announced on Saturday that it is ready to launch 200 electric buses with state-of-the-art equipment that also has real-time tracking capabilities. Officials said these electric vehicles will be available in both federal capitals.

The state government’s decision to introduce 100 eco-friendly buses each in Jammu and Srinagar aims to reduce air pollution and noise pollution, as well as reliance on fossil fuels. Officials also added that they also want to provide better facilities to people. These buses will be procured in the second phase of the central scheme. Hybrid and EV adoption and faster manufacturing (FAME II). The same bid is being made, according to PTI’s report.

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These electric buses include real-time passenger information systems (PIS), emergency panic buttons, automatic bus vehicle locating systems, CCTV cameras, loudspeaker systems, stop request buttons, and online collection of fees via various media. It has the latest features. , Notified the report. “Electric bus services will encourage commuters to shift to public transport,” officials said.

The Advanced Road Traffic Management System (ITMS) for these electric buses is simultaneously connected to the Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC) of Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) and Srinagar Smart City Limited (SSCL). Officials said the Jammu and Kashmir Road Transport Authority (JKRTC) will deploy ITMS by April 30 and will provide online ticket booking capabilities in the first phase.

Online monitoring platforms for these electric vehicles have also been created at the city level to monitor parameters such as mileage, equivalent fuel saved in liters per day, and equivalent carbon dioxide savings per day.

First release date: March 26, 2022, 12:45 pm IST Jammu, Srinagar, 200 electric buses will soon be tracked in real time

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