GPS-Fitted SRTC Buses To Ply In City

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SRINAGAR — The government will fit the Global Positioning Sys­tem (GPS) devices on the State Road Transportation buses and strengthen their fleet to ease traffic mobility and congestion in the Srinagar city.

In this re­gard, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan reviewed the procurement process today here at a meet­ing of concerned officers. The GPS hi-end buses will be added to JKSRTC fleet while the Trans­port companies plying services in the city will be provided certain incentives for purchas­ing such vehicles, the Div Com said. He said that the move is aimed at to provide better and hassle-free transport services to the tourists round the year. Khan further said that the GPS hi-end buses fleet will have a two-fold monitoring system.

“The two-tier monitor­ing system will have one GPS control room established at JKSRTC while the second one will be at Traffic Headquarter so that traffic decongestion can be minimized across the city” he added.

The Divisional Commis­sioner constituted procure­ment subcommittee under the chairmanship of RTO Kashmir with GM SRTC and SSP Traf­fic are its members. He di­rected the sub-committee to prepare a proposal which in­clude number and type of GPS hi-end buses to be procured for SRTC and the monetary benefits to be given to the Transport companies so that they also procure GPS enabled transport.

The proposal will be sub­mitted to the Divisional Com­missioner’s office within next three-days so that the pro­curement process of the buses for the first phase could be started immediately.

Deputy Commissioner Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Dep­uty Mayor Sheikh Imran, GM SRTC Farhat Jan, RTO Kashmir Akramullah Tak, SSP Traffic Tahir Geelani, Assistant Com­missioner with Div Com Qazi Irfan, Representatives of city transport associations and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.

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