Mysore, Aug 2 (UNI) Karnataka Transport Minister R Ashok today announced that for the first time in the country 'Geographical Positioning System (GPS) will be introduced in the state to keep track on movement of KSRTC fleet.
Participating in Meet the Press programme organised by the Mysore District Journalists Association here, he said that the system would not only help in learning about movement of buses but also during any mishap the message would be communicated to the control room automatically and mike system would announce about the incident.
Mr Ashok claimed that for the first time in South East Asia bio fuel would be used in the KSRTC buses and to begin with about 750 would be taken up for this project by spending Rs 25 crores.
Replying to a question, the Minister clarified that there was no proposal before the government to increase the bus fare in the State.
Mr Ashok said that infrastructure development would be taken up in Mysore at a cost of Rs 108 Crores. Four high-tech bus stands would be constructed and the work would begin within next 15 days.
These bus stations would have high tech parking places and commercial complex with better facilities for the passengers.
He also announced that nearly 100 bus stops would be opened with digital display of timings of bus arrival and departure displays for a fleet management.
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