| City buses at a terminal in Bhubaneswar. Picture by Sanjib Mukherjee |
Bhubaneswar, May 6: Locating various places within the reach of the city buses will now be just a click away for visitors, as operator Dream Team Sahara (DTS) is set to launch a website with all information on their services.
Apart from providing information of their bus service, the website will also help those from outside the state to identify the right buses to reach their destinations.
DTS officials plan to launch the website — www.dtsodisha.com — early next month. A Bhubaneswar-based software company has been entrusted with the responsibility of designing the website.
The website will have details of the buses and their routes along with the operation details of the service. There will be a search menu on the right side of the homepage, where visitors can enter the names of the places from where they want to board the bus or get down. When they click on the search button, it will show the bus numbers. As one clicks on a bus number, a map of the route of that particular bus would come up on a new browser. The map will show the stoppages and bus bays on the respective route.
It will also show the fare structures and the time and frequency of these buses plying on their respective routes. At present, 105 buses transport more than one lakh people everyday to various parts of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Khurda, Puri and Konark. The website will display the route charts of the bus service in these areas.
“This website will contain all information on the bus service. Besides, we are also trying to provide the surfers with some data on the twin cities and Puri where our bus service operates. The website will help tourists from outside the state, who often face problems to find a public transport to their destination because of lack of awareness,” said Sudhanshu Jena, DTS chief executive officer.
Jena also said they would link this website to various other government websites so that it would be easily noticeable by those who surf those government websites. “We will also link our website to various other websites,” he said.
Passengers welcomed the DTS’ idea of launching the website, saying it would help them find the right buses for their destination.
“Anyone who is new to Bhubaneswar will not be lost in the city and can take a ride to any place after surfing the website,” said Dipti Sahu, a software professional who takes the city bus everyday to reach her workplace at Patia from her residence at Dumduma on the city outskirts.