E-Metropolis techies can hop on for a free bus journey, Auto Information, DFL
By Iffath Fathima
Good response for shuttle service has prompted ELCITA so as to add 2 buses to its fleet
An initiative to encourage individuals to depart their autos at dwelling and begin utilizing public transport to their work locations, the Electronics Metropolis Industrial Township Authority (ELCITA) has began its free shuttle bus service.
“This service has been extended to people, who work in various companies. It is part of our infrastructure development project. It helps the citizens to travel without traffic congestions by dropping their vehicles at home and taking the bus,” mentioned an official from ELCITA.
The buses will ply between the West Section and East Section of E-city. On the finish of December, ELCITA had began a trial to test if it really works properly with the workers and after they obtained a very good response, they began the bus service. From January, two shuttle companies have been plying and on March 25, ELCITA added two extra companies.
“We were getting a good response from the employees. It is 26-seater bus, but more people would rush in. The bus would get crowded and uncomfortable. So we added two more so that they do not face any problem,” mentioned an official from ELCITA.
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Workers who need to use this service should present their worker ID earlier than boarding and alighting the bus. “This service will be integrated with our citizen app where in the employee login ID would be authenticated using the company email id. Scanning QR code will make boarding the bus and alighting easy,” he mentioned.
The buses will even have GPS, which can allow to trace the place of the buses from the app. It additionally has CCTV cameras for the protection of the passengers.
The buses will arrive at an interval of 15 minutes on the pick-up factors.
The ELCITA official additionally disclosed that to have a free shuttle service was essential as there have been no BMTC companies across the space. “They have been no BMTC feeder buses.
The auto rickshaws right here cost exorbitant costs, even to go a brief distance and the drivers are impolite too.”