Chandigarh.21 August,2020:In a major stride towards digitization of Transport System, Chandigarh Transport Undertaking today launched its Independent Transport System. Sh. V. P. Singh Badnore, Hon’ble Governor Punjab and Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh launched the system in Punjab Raj Bhavan in the presence of Adviser, Manoj Parida, Transport Secretary, Harish Nayyar and Director Transport, Uma Shankar Gupta. The new system will enable digital monitoring of entire bus network in Chandigarh. There will be four cameras inside each bus to monitor the behavior of the crew and passengers. The fleet will be monitored in Central Control Room of CTU. An emergency button will be available, both for the driver and the passengers to solicit urgent help from the police and ambulance, if needed. The Digital System will enable the Administration to monitor the exact location of buses, collection of revenue and the load of passengers in each route. There will be digital display of the timings of the buses in each bus queue shelter. The Central Control Room can have the data of every bus running in the city. Even the passengers can download Mobile App and can know the exact location and timings of the buses, they need and the alternate routes available for their travel.
The mobile application for the consumers has been named as “trycityBUS”. By downloading it, the passengers can get all information about timings, fare, routes and location of nearby bus stop. This digital system developed by Sytem Inegrator M/s Amnex Info Technologies has already been introduced in 100 buses covering 14 routes. Passenger’s Information Display Screens have alredy been installed in Bus Terminals in Sector 17 and 43, at Railway Station and 12 other bus que shelters in different locations. CTU is planning to cover entire fleet of 350 buses on 64 routes in next few months. The Digitized Transport Management System will be the first step towards making Chandigarh a Smart City. The project is part funded by World Bank and will be completed by end of this year.