Now 15 AC and electric buses to offer joy ride to commuters in UP’s Prayagraj | Allahabad News – Times of India

PRAYAGRAJ: The commuters in Sangam City have a reason to rejoice as authorities of Prayagraj City Transport Services Limited (PCTSL) plied as many as 15 state-of-the art battery-operated air -conditioned buses, on five different routes on Thursday.
All these 15 electric and air-conditioned buses are being plied on five routes, including Railway station to Lalgopalganj, New Stantipuram to Raymond crossing, Trivenipuram to Puramufti, Bairhana to Shankagarh and Civil Lines bus depot to Pratappur.
A total of 25 buses have already landed in the city and 15 of them have been plied on city streets under the first phase. Rest 10 buses would be ready under the second phase in next month.
All these 15 buses have been registered with the district regional transport office (RTO).
PCTSL managing director, TKS Bisen told TOI, “PCTSL authorities have on Thursday plied as many as 15 air conditioned and electric buses on five selected city streets, under the first phase, after chalking out a detailed route map for its operation.”
He further added, “The remaining 10 buses would be plied on these five same routes in January month.”
Bisen, meanwhile, added that a mega charging station has already been developed near the old bridge, over river Yamuna (Naini side), where 25 electronic buses can be charged at a time.
This charging station is being built on around 6,000 square metre.
PCTSL authorities claimed that they received 25 buses and 15 of them have been registered with local RTO. Once the rest 10 more buses get registered in next few days, they would also be plied next month.
The fully-air conditioned buses have several features, including announcement of the next stoppage before destinations or stoppage, an indicator for low (before 20 km of total discharge), a music system, a mic for a driver to interact with passengers as and when required, GPS system and a CCTV at driver seat to have a full view of passengers. There would be 28 seats on this bus.