Hyderabad: According to a recent news, the city will soon get 575 new buses for its road transport corporation, all of them fully equipped with GPS based vehicle tracking system.
The buses will roll out shortly from the Maheswaram, Farooqnagar and Falaknuma bus depots, and will complement the existing fleet of 3,700-odd buses.
RTC Greater Hyderabad zone Executive Director A. Koteswara Rao, said: “The GPS-GPRS technology will help authorities run buses as per schedule and help maintain punctuality of services. After a service trial run was conducted in over 50 buses on the Koti-Jubilee Hills and Koti-Patancheru routes, there are plans to introduce the service in 2,000 city buses”.
Of the 575, 150 buses would be procured by the corporation and the rest would be purchased under the Centre’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission scheme. Out of the remaining 425 buses to be procured under JNNURM, 50 would be low-floor buses. In tune with the city’s expansion, efforts are on to connect fringe areas with the core ones.