Mysore, Aug 2 (UNI) Karnataka Transport Minister R Ashok today announced that for the first time in the country, 'Geographical Positioning System (GPS) would be introduced in the state to keep track on movement of KSRTC buses.
Participating in a Meet-the-Press programme of the Mysore District Journalists' Association here, he said GPS would not only help in monitoring movement of buses but also send messages on accidents, if any, to the control room automatically.
Mr Ashok claimed that for the first time in South East Asia, bio-fuel would be used in KSRTC buses. To begin with, about 750 buses would be taken up under the project by spending Rs 25 crore.
Replying to a question, the Minister clarified that there was no proposal before the government to increase the bus fare.
Mr Ashok said infrastructure development would be taken up in Mysore at a cost of Rs 108 Crore. Four hi-tech bus stands would be constructed and the work would begin within two weeks.
He also announced that nearly 100 bus stops would be opened with digital display of timings of bus arrival and departure.
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