After introducing 50 more low-floor AC buses in its fleet, the Jaipur City Transport Services Limited (JCTSL) is now deciding the new routes on which the buses would be plied.
JCTSL officials have found that there are several routes on which there is heavy passenger traffic but the buses plying there are very few.
There are several colonies which are not connected with the low-floor bus service. As a result, thousands of passengers are not able to take benefit of the buses. Hence, JCTSL is also not able to generate good revenue.
“We are planning to give this task of redesigning the routes to experts who will assess the feasibility by using scientific methods,” said Suchi Sharma, MD, JCTSL. The exercise of deciding routes would begin soon because of late, there have been demands from various colonies about improving the frequency of buses.
Commuters have been complaining that they have to wait for over 30 minutes for buses at some places.
While residents of some colonies behind Durgapura and Shanti Nagar have been complaining that no low-floor bus plies in their area.
So the JCTSL has decided to engage consultants and experts who have given their advice to various public transport bodies in the country.
Notably, the low-floor buses are still running on routes decided by Rajasthan Roadways years back, giving private mini-buses a chance to take benefit of heavy passenger rush on new routes.