MSRTC Buses To Now Have Live Tracking

The project was approved by Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote.

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Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote on Tuesday, August 20 introduced a tracking system for The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses so that people will have real-time information about the traffic. MSRTC has more than 18,000 buses in its fleet and carries more than 6.7 million passengers daily.

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Talking about the same, Raote said,

The Global Positioning (GPS) machines are being installed in all buses. Currently, it is ready for all MSRTC Shivneri buses on the Mumbai-Nashik route. Installations of GPS machines and tracking software, screening of the information at bus stops are also included in the project which costs ₹32 crore. It is going to prove useful to reduce congestion on the road and inform the passenger beforehand if the bus is going to be delayed." 

State Transport Organisation is the largest transport service in the country with a fleet of over 18,000 buses and 250 depots. In the first phase, 57 screens will be installed across 23 bus stops.

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