Jaipur to get AC Buses by early 2011

Jaipur City Transport Services Limited (JCTSL) is yet to arrange it's share of funds to purchase buses, it will take at least two more months for air-conditioned buses to hit the city roads. The JCTSL has applied for loans worth R 50 crore with various banks to contribute its share in the purchase of the buses. The JCTSL has to spend 30% of the total cost of the project as it will be realised under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNURM). A JCTSL official revealed that they have applied for the loan and it may take some time. AC buses would be used for public transportation and also for the transportation for the tourists who visit the city.
JCTSL Managing Director Malini Agarwal said, "Some of the buses will be used for public transportation and some for tourists who keep visiting Jaipur." Adding further she said, "We will ply these buses to and fro at the tourists spots. It may take two more months to introduce AC buses." Initially as many as 20 AC buses would be used for the passengers. At present JCTSL is busy arranging funds for these buses from the state and centre governments and through banks loans. The introduction of AC buses is part of the low floor buses project (Jaipur Bus). The JCTSL is taking up the project in phases. After introducing around 220 buses in the city, the JCTSL has also introduced buses in the sub-urban areas. The JCTSL is also identifying other routes in the sub-urban areas for those commuters who visit the city daily for their jobs.