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Delhi gets 9 JBM CITYLIFE buses - Becomes First Indian City With BS VI Compliant Public Transport Network


Delhi has received its first lot of 9 JBM CITYLIFE buses, making it the first Indian city with BS VI compliant public transport network

The Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) has earlier placed an order of 116 CITYLIFE buses to be included under the Delhi Cluster bus scheme. 107 more such buses will be inducted over the next few months. 

The low-floor, air conditioned, CNG powered buses are delivered by the JBM Group that has presence in multiple domains such as Automotive, Engineering & Design services, Renewable energy, Railways and OEM.

The JBM CITYLIFE buses include a slew of modern features like panic button, Smart Card Ticketing System, Realtime Passenger Info System (PIS), Intelligent Transport Management System (ITMS), GPS, Vehicle Position System, Stop Request Button, and the now mandatory Public Address System

The JBM Group has focused on driver comfort as well in its range of CITYLIFE buses. The buses feature ergonomically designed driver seat and dashboard so as to help them operate all aspects of the bus without distraction. 


Moreover, the JBM CITYLIFE buses have ultra modern technology through which it can monitor the vehicle's health as well as detect and suppress fire automatically. The buses can also lean about 60 mm towards the passenger door to help in easy boarding and de-boarding of senior citizens, children and differently abled.  

(Also read Delhi to get Women Friendly Buses)

Most public transport buses running in Delhi are BS IV compliant. With the delivery of these buses, Delhi becomes the first Indian city to have BS VI complaint public transport buses buses. 

"At present, nine of such buses have been deployed after thorough inspection. These are the first BS VI compliant public transport buses in the entire country," a DIMTS official was quoted by TOI. 

The JBM Group has supplied 100 low floor buses for the Cluster scheme in March 2020 but they were BS IV complaint. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the state government plans to deploy a total of 9,000 buses within the next one year, with an aim to turn the national capital's transport sector into a modern and model sector. 

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