After being at the discussion stage for a year, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus stops are finally set to get Passenger Information systems, reports Bangalore Mirror.
Talking about the development BBMP Commissioner, N Manjunatha Prasad said, “We have given permission to the BMTC to install the Passenger Information System boards (PISBs) , and they can do it in one month. We will simultaneously start work on restructuring the bus shelters.”
BMTC will soon be installing PISBs at all 2212 bus shelters across the city. Commuters can get an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for buses on routes along with relevant information through the PISBs.
The order for the installation came from the Chief Secretary of State Government T M Vijay Bhaskar during a recent meeting with BBMP and BMTC officials. The order copy from the minister said, “Passenger Information to be displayed in 191 constructed under the PPP model shall be completed by next meeting and progress reported.”
The BMTC, on BBMP’s request, is currently surveying to identify bus shelters which require the Passenger Information Display Boards (PIDB) and submit the report to the Traffic Engineering Cell (TEC) of BBMP. As soon as the BMTC submits the survey report, BBMP will begin installing the boards.
BMTC has acquired permission to install the PISBs to 650 bus shelters initially and will extend it to the remaining 1,500 bus shelters during the next phase, said sources mentioned in Bangalore Mirror adding that commuters can travel optimally, instead of the uncertainty while waiting for hours for the buses to arrive.
According to BBMP, alongside ETA, the board will display maps, routes, and buses available on different routes and numbers of the buses that will arrive at the bus stop.
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