JBM Auto has won an order for 700 BS VI-compliant, air-conditioned, low-floor CNG buses for New Delhi from the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). JBM Auto will be supplying 700 Citylife BS VI buses in the coming financial year.
JBM Citylife buses are already plying on Delhi roads and are operated by DIMTS. With the addition of 700 buses by DTC, these buses are expected to cater to around 50 million passengers per annum, covering around 20 routes across Delhi.
These buses manufactured by JBM Auto are equipped with modern features like 4G chip, smart card ticketing system, real time passenger information system (PIS), Intelligent Transport Management System (ITMS), automatic bus vehicle location system, CCTV cameras, public address system and stop request buttons, wheelchair ramp to name a few.
Other product highlights include a vehicle health monitoring system, fire detection & suppression system, and Intelligent Transport Management System (ITMS). The buses also have features like electronic braking system, CCTV cameras, public address system and kneeling mechanism, wherein the bus ‘kneels’ 60mm towards the passengers’ door side to facilitate boarding and alighting of senior citizens, children and the specially-abled. For drivers, the ergonomically-designed dashboard provides an intuitive and user-friendly system that allows drivers to concentrate on driving without distractions.
JBM Auto has its manufacturing plants in Faridabad (Haryana) and Kosi (Uttar Pradesh) with an annual installed capacity of 2,000 buses.