In another move to provide quality services to commuters, Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) will introduce air-conditioned sleeper buses from next month.
Sixteen AC sleeper buses, equipped with state-of-the art facilities, will be introduced on selected routes, the state-owned transport operator said on Monday.
These buses will initially be operated to destinations like Bengaluru, Hubbali, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, and Chennai.
TSRTC Vice-Chairman and Managing Director V.S. Sajjanar on Monday inspected a prototype of the AC sleeper bus at Bus Bhavan here. He enquired with the officials about different features of the vehicle and directed them to take steps to introduce these buses as soon as possible.
According to officials, this is the latest offering from the TSRTC, which recently introduced new super luxury, non-AC sleeper and seater-cum-sleeper buses.
Like non-AC sleeper, the AC sleeper buses have been named Lahari. With a length of 12 metres, the AC sleeper bus has 15 lower and 15 upper berths. Provision has been made to keep water bottle beside the berth. Mobile charging facility has also been provided near the berth.
Keeping in view the safety of passengers, the bus is equipped with a vehicle tracking system and panic button facility. This will be connected to the TSRTC control room.
Passengers travelling in AC sleeper buses will also get WiFi facility. Each bus is equipped with two CCTV cameras. It also has a reverse parking assistance camera.
Officials said the front and rear of the bus will have LED boards to display details of the destination and stops. There is also a public address system in the bus to provide information to passengers.
The vehicles will also have state-of-the-art fire detection and alarm system (FDAS). The system sends immediate alerts in case a fire breaks out in the bus.