The state of Rajasthan has on May 29, 2012 launched an online tracking system to provide realtime information as well as updates about the location of the buses of state roadways. Virendra Beniwal, the state minister of transport inaugurated the Vehicle Tracking system (VTS) for the buses.
The VTS has been installed by a private firm. The system was inaugurated at the Sindhi Camp bus stand amidst the presence of the RSRTC and the firm officials.
Beniwal said, “This will help tracking of the buses and the passengers and the RSRTC officials will get real time information and updates about the location of the buses. It will help in proper management of the buses”. In the first phase of the project, about 1,000 buses will be linked with the VTS as well as the Fuel Management System (FMS).
Even the Passenger Information System (PIS) will be installed at 25 major bus stands across the state of Rajasthan. Till now the firm has linked 300 buses with the VTS and the FMS. The fuel management system will keep a track of the usage of diesel and if anyone tries to steel the fuel it will be noticed by the control room. The new system will also help the passengers get the status of the buses online, SMS and through telephone.