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Command Control Centre and Smart card launched by Administrator

Chandigarh:  A Command Control Centre and Smart card has been launched today by the Governor of Punjab and Administrator, U.T, Chandigarh in the presence of Sh. Dharam Pal, Adviser to Administrator, Sh. Mandip Singh Brar,Secretary Transport. A State of the art Command Control Centre is built to monitor the City bus operations in real time constructed at ISBT 43 in record time frame of 8 months.

Smart cards will be used by the city commuters for e-ticketing as well as concessional travel. Commuter can recharge/top up their Smart cards from customer Service points at ISBT 17 and 43, E-sampark centres, ‘trycityBus’ Mobile Application and Web Portal ‘https://ctuportal.amnex.com’.

As a part of Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Service project of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, partially funded from World Bank, the work of Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Intelligent Transportation System for City Bus Services was awarded to the System Integrator in November 2019. The said project has been implemented on 358 city buses running across 59 routes in Tri-City.

The Intelligent Transportation System project comprises of the following modules:-
1) Automatic Vehicle Location System and Passenger Information System.
2) Automatic Fare Collection System.
3) Depot Management System.
4) Command Control centre.

The Passenger Information Display Screens have been installed at both Bus Terminals i.e. ISBT Sector 17 and 43, at Railway Station and at 37 nos Bus Queue Shelters at different locations. The commuters will be benefitted with

• Live Tracking of En-route buses
• Expected Time of Arrival/Departure at Terminals, Bus Queue Shelters and at commuter locations through Mobile/Web App.
• Journey Planner
• Bus Route and Schedule.
• Grievance Redressal Management System(GRMS)
• In-bus CCTV Cameras – Improving the security of commuters.
Apart from above, the CTU management will get following advantages:
•  No of buses Scheduled out of total buses in Depot.
•  No. of buses En-route/Idle.
•  Number of Routes/Trips in Operation
•  Bus and Crew Allocation
•  Schedule Adherence
•  Bus Bunching
• Timely Bus Maintenance Monitoring – Depot Management   System
•  Real time cash collection
•  Reduction of Cash handling, revenue leakage by usage of Smart cards.
•  Live tracking of Buses on Map with following information:
•   Route
•   Speed
•   Crew
• Live CCTV Footage
• Assistance during Emergency Situation
• Passenger area monitoring
• Driver behaviour monitoring
• Incident Alert
• Panic Button
• Alarm pedal
• Over Speed
• Early in Trip
• Delay in Trip

Sh. Satish Kumar Jain, Director Transport, Sh. Amit Gupta, General Manager, CTU, Sh Yashjeet Gupta, General Manager, CCBSS and other key officers of UT Administration were also present

DP Bureau
Author: DP Bureau

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