Double- decker buses back on city roadways after 20 years
Hyderabad: Hyderabad’s famous dual decker buses are back on city roadways with a makeover as well as are based upon the current innovation. These buses were begun by the Nizam of Hyderabad as well as were taken out from roadways in 2003. Now with the effort of the Municipal Administration as well as Urban Development (MAUD) division as well as Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), the dual decker buses were released on Tuesday.
MA&UD Minister K T Rama Rao as well as Chief Secretary A Santi Kumari flagged off 3 Electric dual- decker buses. With the Formula E-prix arranged in Hyderabad on February 11, these buses will certainly be mainly layering around the racetrack covering Tank Bund, Necklace Road, Paradise as well as Nizam College stretch. “After February 11, the buses will be used along a heritage circuit to augment tourism for the city. These buses were procured by HMDA, which will manage and operate them,” claimed an elderly police officer at HMDA.
Following a demand from a person on Twitter, KTR, thinking back warm memories of taking a trip in those buses, advised the authorities to discover the opportunity of restoring dual decker buses. “I have many fond memories of riding the double decker bus on my way to St George’s Grammar School at Abids. Not sure why they were taken off the roads. Any chance we can bring them back Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay?” he tweeted in November 2020. “As per the minister’s instructions, HMDA placed an order for six E-Double Decker buses out of which three were bought back on roads. The remaining three buses are also expected to ply soon. HMDA plans to extend this fleet up to 20 buses. The price of each bus is Rs 2.16 crore which comes with an annual maintenance contract (AMC) of 7 years,” claimed the police officer.
The buses sit ability of 65 travelers plus chauffeur as well as will certainly be entirely electrical with a variety of 150 kilometres in a solitary fee as well as can be billed completely in 2-2.5 hrs. The overall size of these buses is 9.8 m as well as elevation is 4.7 m.