NMMT is all set to start women special buses from next week . All the 10 Tejaswini buses ordered by the civic body have arrived -NMMT got five of these buses last week. The project was announced last year in August but was delayed over the delivery of the buses, design and planning . The formalities of the buses are being completed by Navi Mumbai deputy RTO Office.
NMMT has received a grant of Rs 2.5 crore from state government for 10 buses . NMMT has contributed Rs 5 Lakh for each bus . Each midi bus can accommodate 32 passengers.
Tejaswini buses might finally see the light of the day by march. The TMT has floated tenders to hire around 200 women conductors for the buses. According to the TMC mayor , The buses will ply in areas where there is less accessibility of other public transport. There is also demand to place GPS trackers and CCTV cameras in tejaswini buses.