Smart City Chandigarh getting smarter every rising sun.
Bringing relief to commuters who have to wait long for their buses to commute around the city, the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) is going to bring devise a mechanism to bring the bus information online. With this, all the information regarding the arrival and departure of the buses will be available on the internet and a mobile app. An agreement has been signed between CTU and SGS India Private Limited and Tekia Ingenieros, a Spain based consortium, to implement the intelligent transport system (ITS) in Chandigarh.
With the ITS, the CTU will be able to manage and control its fleet of buses in the city completely online.
BENEFITS OF CTU’S INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEM FOR COMMUTERS
Seamless reliable and authentic information on bus arrival and departure timings
Improved commuter service
Reliable city bus services
OTHER PLANS OF CTU TO IMPROVE COMMUTERS’ TRAVELLING EXPERIENCE
Introducing smart cards.
Add more buses in the fleet.
Setting-up more depots.
Improving IT structure.
Establishing a centralised control system to track buses across the city through GPS and display real-time arrival time of each bus on the screens at the bus stands.
Source: The Tribune
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