Panaji’s 161 Bus Stops notified under Ongoing Smart City Mission Initiative for EV Bus Services

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Panaji: A total of 161 bus stops proposed under IPSCDL’s Smart City Mission EV Bus Services has been notified by the North Goa District Magistrate instructing KTCL in conjunction with PWD to make necessary arrangements to erect the sign boards “Bus Stops” at the places identified .

The notification from DM North Goa, notified 161 bus stops at locations specified in the notification. The decision was made in accordance with the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and proposed by the Managing Director of Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd. (KTCL) and recommendation by the Dy. Supdt. Of Police, Traffic (North).

Under the visionary leadership of the IPSCDL and KTCL, this project aims to improve accessibility and enhance the public transportation experience for residents and visitors of the region. By creating designated bus stop locations, IPSCDL seeks to streamline bus operations and contribute to the overall efficiency of the transportation network.

The notification also delineates various conditions to be met during the execution process. This includes obtaining permission from private landowners if any for the erection of bus shelters , ensuring that designated bus stops are exclusively utilized for passenger boarding and alighting, and adhering to safety guidelines for the construction of bus shelters.

The 7 route identified for bus transportation covers area from Panaji, Taligao,Bambolim , St. Cruz , which will subsequently commute in this 161 bus stops depending on the routes designed .

“Citizen-centric infrastructure development lies at the heart of our vision for Panaji’s transformation into a Smart City. The erection of 161 bus stops in Tiswadi Taluka marks a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to enhance public transportation and foster sustainable urban mobility. This collaborative initiative between Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd. and IPSCDL underscores our shared commitment to creating inclusive and accessible urban spaces for all residents and visitors. As we continue on this journey, we remain dedicated to building a vibrant and connected city that prioritizes the needs and aspirations of its citizen,” said a key official of Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Ltd.

The notification of the bus stop is a testament to IPSCDL’s commitment to creating sustainable and liveable urban environments. As part of the ongoing process of transforming Panaji into a Smart City, IPSCDL remains dedicated to implementing innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of the community.

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