The Unique Numbering System for Bus Routes(UNSBR) to be introduced in the city, has already been implemented in metro cities in the country. The district has been divided into four zones where each zone will have its unique number. If Thiruvananthapuram city is marked with blue boards, Attingal will bear red boards while Nedumangad will spot green boards and Neyyatingara will bear yellow boards.
For those who find the numbers and colours confusing, information about the routes will be displayed at bus stations. A website (www.tvmbus.com) and a mobile application have been developed for easy access for the public.
The UNSBR has been devised by management students at Kannur University and it has been successfully implemented in Kozhikode and Kannur. In Thiruvananthapuram, the project will be implemented by the district administration in association with District Tourism Promotion Council.
The project is being implemented in different phases.
In the first phase, 860 buses in the district will be covered. This includes 760 KSRTC and 100 private buses.