Bhubaneswar:12/9/18: The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) on Tuesday approved Rs 21.20 crore for the installation of the state-of-art bus queue shelters (BQS) across the city at 200 locations.
The approval for the placement of funds to Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) for construction of BQS across the city is under the head of Transit Operations of Pan City Solution as per the Smart City Proposal of BSCL.
CRUT, formerly known as Bhubaneswar Puri Transport Services, has taken steps to strengthen City Bus Services in Bhubaneswar under Bhubaneswar City Bus Modernisation Project (BCBMP).
As the part of this project, CRUT has finalised two contracts on Gross Cost Basis for running of 200 buses (each package of 100 buses). To ensure improved passenger facilities, CRUT finalised the design of BQS.
These BQS will be installed on design, supply and installation basis by the selected vendor JSL Lifestyle Limited.
CRUT had received three bids in response to the tender it invited. In line with the provisions of the RFP document JSL Lifestyle Limited, Raajratna Ventures Limited and Longlasst Inc were shortlisted and after evaluation of the bids, JSL Lifestyle Limited was selected for the project.
Approval for the BQS project was obtained in the 33rd Meeting of Board of Directors of CRUT on August 10, 2018 with a provision for funding the project from BSCL. The agreement with the selected bidder JSL Lifestyle Limited was executed on August 24, 2018.