Tata Motors has delivered 10 new fully integrated air-conditioned midi buses to Bilaspur under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) scheme. Private operators registered under Bilaspur Urban Public Transport Society (BUPTS) will regulate the daily functioning of these air-conditioned midi buses, which will ply in the city of Bilaspur. Measuring nine-metre in length, the buses have a 900 mm floor height. Expected to facilitate swifter movement of the bus through congested routes, the BS III emission compliant buses have been built by Tata Marcopolo, Dharwad. They are equipped with an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) with an inbuilt On Board Intelligent Transport System (OBITS) framework in accordance with the UBS II norms. Additional features include fire detection and fire suppression system, passenger information system, an automatic vehicle location system, a security camera network system, on board vehicle health monitoring and diagnostics, and a single control unit in a bid to provide for commuter safety, passenger comfort and connectivity.

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