To make city bus-ride comfortable for passengers during high summer, four air-conditioned buses were launched on Friday in Odisha’s capital city of Bhubaneswar that has been experiencing high temperature levels above 41 degree Celsius for over a week now.
The BMC has procured 12 AC buses which will ply in phases on three routes – Airport to Nandankanan, Bhubaneswar to Cuttack and Bhubaneswar to Puri, The buses have been supplied by a Lucknow-based firm and each of these are equipped with CCTV cameras and GPS monitoring system.
AC Bus Ticket Fares – Pay as You Go
The minimum price of tickets is Rs 16 for first 3 kms and an additional charge of Rs 2 per every extra km will be levied thereafter.
Facility for the Disabled and Senior Citizens
For the convenience of all travelers, the buses have both high and low floors. The low floor part will help the elderly and physically challenged people. Each bus has the capacity to seat 35 passengers.
Routes and Schedules of AC Buses
The four AC buses that will cover the Airport-Master Canteen-Acharya Vihar- KIIT Campus- Nandankanan.route. In the first phase, the four AC city buses in the city would run from Biju Patnaik Airport to Nandankanan via KIIT in route no-207-A.
These four intra-city AC buses would run from 7.30 AM to 9 PM every day.
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