Chandigarh: The induction of intelligent transport system (ITS) enabled CORONA model buses into fleet of Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) is once again in soup as buses have failed to pass quality test. Now CTU is mulling to scrap contract with CORONA.
CTU Director Amit Talwar said, “It has been twice that CORONA buses failed to pass quality tests conducted by expert’s team from CTU. In recent inspection, we have received the rejection report from the experts. This time the buses have failed to qualify the water pressure sealing test. Earlier during first inspection, experts submitted report stating that buses failed to qualify the quality tests.”
Team of four CTU experts have rejected the buses, twice finding major faults in the buses. The team headed by CTU General Manager Amit Gupta along with head of department of technical wing Chaman Lal and other technicians of CTU had visited the site to inspect CORONA model buses.
Three months ago, CTU inspection team had pointed out 20 technical snags in t buses which the manufacturer was asked to rectify. In September last year, CTU was provided with 11 CORONA model buses but developed snag.
A total of 160 buses were sanctioned to CTU under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) for strengthening its public transport network. The cost of buses is around Rs 85 crore, out of which 50 per cent are funded by Central government under JNNURM and the remaining by Chandigarh Administration.
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