Rajasthan, the first state in India has installed Global Positioning System (GPS) tracker in state-owned buses. This system has been installed in around 1000 buses allowing law enforcement authorities to keep track of long-distance buses, and also ensure rash driving and diesel pilferage. The buses are connected to the public information system (PIS). This system will monitor as well as give information to the passengers about the location of such buses. It has been stated by Sudhir Bhati, Rajasthan State Roadways and Transport Corporation (RSRTC) spokesperson that passengers waiting at the central bus stand in Jaipur can now listen to regular announcements of the exact time of arrival of the buses. In case somebody tries to steal fuel, the diesel sensor which has been installed in the buses will give indication to the PIS control room. Various LCD screens have been put at bus stands which will display the positions of the buses, along with their arrival and departure timings in Hindi and English. RSRTC eventually plans to move on to the next phase of installing GPS in 4500 buses. This step will surely improve the quality of bus transport. Lets hope that other states will follow the same suit.
Source : Techtree