Karnataka will be implementing “” better monitoring and tracking of its city buses on a real time basis in Mysore. Karnataka state government has floated a tenders/RFP in this regard.
“We are in the process of selecting an agency to provide software, hardware, GPS devices, maintain and operate the system on a real-time basis. The system will help us track the precise location of a bus during its scheduled trip and find out if it is plying on time or behind schedule, so that we can plan the next trip,” Gaurav Gupta, Managing Director, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), said.
The city of Mysore has been selected for implementation of ITS under the Government of India Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) programme.
The estimated cost of this project with be Rs 21 crore[1 Crore = 10 Million], of which Rs 7 crore is in the form of a grant from the World Bank, while the rest is provided by the State Government.
Under this project software, hardware, GPS devices that will be installed on the bus and the data from the GPS will be sent to the server through the communication network. This system will help provide enable information on the movement and location of the buses on a real-time basis to passengers at bus terminals and bus shelters across the city. On successful implementation of the ITS in Bangalore it will thereafter be implemented in Bangalore city.