With work on linking 600 RTC buses by GPS to the Command and Control Centre is expected to be completed in a month or so, operations will be streamlined with a display of bus timings at 25 major locations all over the city.
Under the Smart City project, the process of equipping 100 buses with GPS to facilitate their tracking and erection of information display boards at 50 bus stops has been taken up. The work is one of the components of the Rs.179.79- crore Command and Control Centre taken up under the Smart City projects.
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Around 100 buses have been equipped with GPS and at 50 bus stops at major junctions, LED display boards have been set up. Kurmannapalem, Gajuwaka, Gnanapuram, Maddilapalem, NAD, Pendurti and other key nodes have been integrated with the buses.
“The 100 buses that have been equipped with GPS form a small portion of the city buses that operate in the city. Only when they are plying in that particular route, the information display comes,” says Municipal Commissioner M. Hari Narayanan.
For 600 more buses, trial run of integration has begun. The data will have to be integrated with the Command and Control Centre.
Mr. Hari Narayanan says once the integration is completed, the timings will be on display and operation of buses run according to that time since the timing itself comes from GPS. The integration is expected to be completed in a month’s time when the timings displayed will be adhered to, says the Commissioner.