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24.5.07

* India - Buses News

* RTC launches 10 new Express buses
Visakhapatnam,Andhra Pradesh -The Siasat Daily -22 May 2007: -- As part of providing quality service with more amenities to the city bus passengers, the Visakhapatnam region of the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) introduced 10 new Metro Express buses in the city... The special features of the Metro Express buses are - middle door with wide opening and second entrance ahead of the front left wheel; dark grey tinted window glasses for more protection from sun light; saloon tube lights for more illumination; audio system with FM radio; wider two by two expansive cushion seats; interior ceiling with PVC laminated aluminium sheet for good appearance; usage of better paints for aesthetic appearance... (Photo by D. Gopalakrishnan - A COMMON SIGHT: Youngsters travelling on footboard causing inconvenience to other passengers)

* Delhi Metro to have feeder buses with GPS facility
New Delhi,India -IANS/The Mangalorean -23 May 2007: -- The Delhi Metro will purchase its own feeder buses fitted with the Global Positioning System (GPS) to make the metro stations easily accessible to commuters from far-off places in the capital... Initially, around 60 buses will be purchased and run on 36 routes. They will be given to private operators. "The number may be gradually increased subject to the viability of the project and decision of the DMRC" Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief spokesman Anuj Dayal said...

* Double deck buses hold fond memories - Once scheduled to be scrapped these buses are now the pride and joy of the Undertaking
Mumbai,India -The Afternoon Dispatch & Courier -May 22, 2007: -- The double deck buses of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) had been destined for the scrap yards since the past few years, as the organization had found them uneconomical. But in a remarkable reversal, BEST has decided to maintain few of the double-deckers as a symbol of pride... When asked if BEST was willing to maintain a few of the double deck buses for the sake of pride, despite all of the difficulties and losses to the organization, Walawalkar answered with an emphatic, "Yes, we are ready face the situation."... Double deck buses had been introduced to Mumbai in 1937 in order to better cope with the growing traffic...

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