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Bhubaneswar: In order to give a better look and ambience to the city, the Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) is going to have state-of-theart Bus Queue Shelters (BQS) before the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018.
JSL Lifestyle Limited has won the bid to put the ultra modern facility made of stainless steel across the city. The funds will be provided by the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited and the BQSs would cost more than Rs 20 crore. The construction period of the modern BQS will be three months after signing of the agreement.
The ultra-modern bus queue shelters would have covered shed to protect against rough weather with polycarbonate semi transparent roof cover, stainless steel cycle stand in which the cyclists can place their bikes and use the city bus from the BQS.
The polycarbonate roof cover would be firmly fixed with the roof structure pipe and would not allow any leakage of water and thermally insulated with high level of fire resistance. The multi-layered roof would be UV protected.
The BQS will have seating arrangements, stainless dustbins, vertical signage posts, back-lit display signage board with map of Bhubaneswar. GPS-based public information system (PIS) mounted on the BQS will show real-time information on buses plying on the routes. The PIS will be linked to the city operations centre for better coordination among users (passengers) and operators.
The advertisement display panels are to be made of stainless steel frames. Proper fixing of the panel with the structure is to be done. It will be water proof and to be sealed to stop leakage of light from inside. All electrical fittings used for lighting of panels are to be inducted as per the Indian Electrical Standards. Poly carbonate sheet for the display panel is to be transparent and UV protected.
The stainless steel BQS will be low in maintenance, durable with longer lifespan, smart looking and equipped with smart IT solution and networking facility with the city operations centre.
The BQS are part of the Bhubaneswar City Bus Modernisation Project (BCBMP). As the city is planning to have new buses, both the new buses and BQS will create a smart look for the entire State Capital.
It may be mentioned here that the CRUT was earlier known as Bhubaneswar-Puri Transport Services Limited.