Port Blair, Jan 17: The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today flagged off 10 Air Conditioned buses for the benefit of the city dwellers here this morning. The flag off ceremony was also attended by Admiral D.K. Joshi PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Lt. Governor, A&N Islands and Vice Chairman, Islands Development Agency, Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Chetan B. Sanghi, Public representatives, Senior Officers of the A&N Administration and general public.
The newly flagged off 21-seater high quality Air Conditioned buses have been procured by the Transport Department, A&N Administration, to increase the comfort and ambience of public transport buses for the people of these Islands.
With this service, the commuters get an upgraded public transport at a reasonable fare. These buses are equipped with GPS based vehicle tracking, passenger information system, which announces and displays all the stations from the inside panel. Moreover, these buses have security cameras and panic button inside the saloon for the safety of passengers.