GPS pilot project for Bangalore
PM News Bureau
The ministry of shipping, road transport and highways has
approved Central assistance of Rs 80 lakh for implementing a pilot project of
Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, mainly, an online GPS/GPRS based
vehicle-tracking system—the first-of-its-kind in the country.
The project, likely to cost Rs 3.31 crore, will involve 500 vehicles in the
first stage on pilot basis. BMTC is currently implementing online GPS with GPRS
based vehicle tracking systems on build-own-operate and transfer (BOOT) basis.
A GPS system has several benefits, such as, it ensures schedule adherence by the
bus crew, facilitates control over deviation, provides traffic loading
information, helps in driving pattern analysis, and supports billing process.
[March 24-30, 2008]