According to official sources, VMC will have a 25 percent share and Vijayawada Urban Development body and APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Corporation) are agreed to share 24 and 51 percentages.
Initially, the project was to cover only 15-km stretch in the city i.e from Railway Station to the police control room and the stretch will include Satyanarayanapuram old Railway Track, Machavaram down and Ramavarappadu Ring, NTR University of Health Sciences, Benz circle, MG Road, IGMC Stadium and State Guest House. The corridor has been built at a whopping cost of Rs 150 Crore with the grants of JNNURM. The APSRTC will fix the rates and operation planning is already prepared.
Vijayawada is one of the cities in Andhra Pradesh where public transport system is being operated by APSRTC for last three decades. 500 buses are being plied by APSRTC on more than 100 routes. One problem with the BRTS system could be higher fares compared to normal buses.
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