The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) is taking a significant stride towards revolutionizing long-distance travel with the introduction of ultra-luxury, premium, and express electric buses. Already operating ten electric air-conditioned buses on the Vijayawada route, the TSRTC has decided to expand their electric bus fleet to include express, deluxe, and super luxury options for passengers on various routes.
Anticipated to hit the roads by December, the TSRTC plans to roll out a portion of the 1,860 electric buses they have procured. To inspect the progress, TSRTC Managing Director VC Sajjanar recently visited the manufacturing facility of JBM Group in Palwal, Haryana, which is producing these state-of-the-art electric buses. During the visit, Sajjanar reviewed two prototype (model) buses provided by TSRTC and observed the various stages of electric bus production. He emphasized the need for swift manufacturing to deploy the buses at the earliest.
The TSRTC has an ambitious plan to acquire 500 electric buses from the JBM Group progressively. Commencing in December, the deployment of a few electric buses is expected. Sajjanar highlighted that the company is committed to integrating modern amenities into these buses without compromising on passenger comfort. These electric buses will feature passenger counting capabilities and will be equipped with CCTV cameras to enhance security. Additionally, they will be outfitted with a range of safety features such as reverse parking assistance cameras, LED displays providing destination information, and a Fire Detection Suppression System (FDSS) to mitigate fire accidents.
The move towards incorporating electric buses into the TSRTC fleet is part of a broader initiative to transition to sustainable and eco-friendly transportation options. Electric buses not only contribute to reducing carbon emissions but also present an opportunity to modernize the public transportation system, providing a more comfortable and efficient travel experience for passengers.
With the advent of ultra-luxury, premium, and express electric buses, passengers can look forward to a new era of long-distance travel characterized by sustainability, safety, and enhanced amenities. As the TSRTC moves closer to the integration of these electric buses into their operational network, commuters can anticipate a more environment-friendly and delightful journey in the near future.