Uttar Pradesh buses to have global positioning system

June 25th, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) plans to install Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in its buses, an official said Wednesday. “We would be able to keep complete track of all the buses (through GPS),” said A.K. Srivastava, UPSRTC chief general manager (technical).

The GPS will be useful in finding the exact spot in case of an accident, he said.

UPSRTC officials said that they are preparing a detailed project report on installation of the GPS in the buses.

It has also undertaken an exercise to install speed-control devices in all its buses.

“Speed-control device will help in checking over-speeding of buses that lead to road mishaps. We will ensure fitting of speed-control devices in about 7,000 buses owned by the UPSRTC,” Srivastava said.

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