Kanpur Metropolitan Bus Service is a committee responsible for running of City buses within the Kanpur Metropolitan Area. KMBS has a fleet of 300 modern low floor A/c and Non A/c buses that serve a large part of the sprawling city.
City bus service was started in 2004. Initially, 100 buses were introduced. Response to the city bus was very good as people of all ages welcomed it and became very popular within some days. It was in 2009 when new fleet of Low floor and Low floor AC buses were introduced. It is run under JNNURM. Initially, bus service was started only on the main roads, but afterwards, it was operated in residential areas too. Now it is operated in busy and congested areas also. Kanpur Metropolitan Bus Service was established to cater to the increasing needs of Kanpur metropolis. It is a part of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. Now the problems of daily commuters are solved.
Kanpur Metropolitan Bus Service operates a large number of A/C and non A/C low floor buses under the title UPSRTC JNNURM: Low Floor Bus Service. The type of bus can be judged on the basis of their colour. The A/C buses are in Dark Blue/White, while the non A/C buses are in Purple/White. All low floor buses in Kanpur are of TATA Marcopolo. These buses are well designed and equipped with all needed security measures though security measures are rarely followed by commuters. These buses can be used by physically disables though practically very rare such people use buses. Low Floor Buses are now getting equipped with GPS and are capable of display the name of next stop.Modern automatic door opening/closing function is there in this buses.
Semi Low-Floor Buses are high in number and are used more often. These buses are equipped with basic security measures and are also equipped with GPS and the name of next stop is both displayed and announced in the bus making it easier for commuters to use.Automatic door facility is not there in this bus.They are always open,thereby allowing foot boarding.These buses take less time as time is not wasted in automatic door opening/closing.
Mini buses are smaller in size and primarily operate on smaller routes. These buses are very basic in terms of security and comfort. All 120 mini buses in Kanpur Metropolitan Bus Service are made by Swaraj Mazda.They are also not equipped with automatic door opening/closing function.These buses move fast in comparison to Low floor and Semi low floor buses.
All the buses are under observation and can be tracked by concern officer.Big screens are placed under the Bus stops, in which information of the coming bus is displayed through the timings and countdown time shown on the screen.Camera is placed in each and every bus, so that internal activities of the bus staff, passengers can be known.All the cameras are under observation in central observatory, and the persons seeing that are also seen through the camera by higher authorities.Through GPS bus timings can be known very easily and it is very reliable as it saves the precious time of commuters.