‘Sutra Seva: MP Ki Apni Bus’ is an initiative of Madhya Pradesh’s government. This ambitious Urban Transport Scheme will connect divisional headquarters and remote areas to Bhopal (State’s Capital). The bus service will operate in twenty selected cities of the state. The Madhya Pradesh’s Urban Development and Housing Department will make this economical bus service available inside and outside the cities under the centre’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme through private partnership.
In the first leg of the project- ‘Sutra Seva’, around 127 buses will start plying in four municipal corporation cities - Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Chhindwara. The bus service will also operate in two municipal council towns Guna and Bhind. For the first phase, the tendering operation of 533 buses in nine cities has already been released three months ago.
This scheme will meet the demand for government buses and to fulfill the needs of public transportation in the state. MP Ki Apni Bus – Sutra Sewa Scheme will operate with the assistance from the local bodies, state govt. and central government (AMRUT Scheme) in private partnership mode.
MP Ki Apni Bus – Sutra Sewa Scheme 2018
The important features and highlights of this Sutra Sewa Scheme are as follows:-
i) In the first phase, the state govt. will introduce this Sutra Seva – MP Ki Apni Bus Scheme in 20 selected cities.
ii) Govt. will run 127 buses in 16 municipal corporations and 4 municipalities – Gwalior, Morena, Ujjain, Devas, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Ratlam, Burahanpur, Singrauli, Katni, Chhindwada, Khandwa and Satna (municipal corporations) and Bhind, Shivpuri, Guna and Vidisha (municipalities).
iii) Urban Development & Housing Department will provide this economical bus service inside and outside the cities.
iv) This will be done under the “Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Scheme” through Private Partnership.
v) To provide safe and better transport services, govt. will equip these buses with advance technology like GPS, PIS (Passenger Information System) and PAS (Passenger Announcement System).
vi) For women security, there will be panic buttons and camera in all these buses and these will be linked with the control command centers.
vii) All the buses will possess a Public Grievance System and Head Control Command Center.
viii) The facility of online ticket booking through mobile phones or at the official website will also remain available