MODERN AIR-CONDITIONED BUS SHELTERS INAUGRATED IN HYDERABAD

Bus Shelters in Hyderabad

Government of Telangana inaugurated its first an air-conditioned modern bus shelter at HITEC City, having amenities like; AC, WiFi, Coffee machines, Cold Beverages, Mobile charging points & Baby feeding/changing rooms. This is a big relief for commuters who use buses, as well as, for pedestrians. The bus shelter also features an SoS button, which can alert a command centre in case of emergencies. This is good example for other agencies and bus authorities in India to implement in their cities. The modern bus shelters will help to popularise the bus transport.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has handed over 826 bus shelters – close to 396 are existing and another 430 are being newly built – to four different agencies on a DBFOT (Design, Build, Finance, Operate, Transfer) basis through tender process. At least 30 more such bus shelters will be opened in the city with ‘ultra-modern facilities’. At the new sites, new bus shelters will be erected, and the existing ones will be replaced with new shelters with modern designs and amenities.

The cost of each bus shelter ranges from INR 100,000 – 200,000. The 826 bus shelters have been categorised into four grades depending on their size and amenities provided as follows:

Grade

Size

Amenities

Grade 1 Advanced Bus Shelters

200 ft by 30 ft

  • Dustbin
  • Separate toilets for ladies and gents
  • Baby feeding/changing rooms
  • Mobile charging points
  • Pay & Use water dispensing units
  • WiFi and CCTV
  • ATM or Coffee Vending Machines
  • AC in sitting area
  • Ticket vending machine (at later stage)

Grade 2 Proficient Bus Shelters

25 ft by 8 ft

  • Dustbin
  • Separate toilets for ladies and gents
  • Baby feeding/changing rooms
  • Mobile charging points
  • Pay & Use water dispensing units
  • WiFi and CCTV
  • Ticket vending machine (at later stage)

Grade-3 Basic Bus Shelters

20 ft by 5 ft

  • Dustbin
  • Mobile charging points
  • WiFi and CCTV
  • Ticket vending machine (at later stage)

Grade-4 Minimal Bus Shelter

10 ft by 5 ft / 5 ft by 3 ft

  • Dustbin