Bangalore Transport Information System (BTIS), India has launched a INR 350 crore project to help commuters to save their time.
The State Government has tied up with telecom operator Bharti Airtel and two city-based firms, map provider Mapunity Information Services and mobile application developer TeliBrahma Convergent Communications, to set up the Bangalore Transport Information System (BTIS) to tackle with traffic problems. The website of BTIS, www.btis.in, offers street level map of the city, directions, traffic updates and safety instructions. Citizens of Bangalore can obtain directions by SMS-ing to the short code 54321 or to 9845027222 (for non-Airtel subscribers). The short code for Airtel users is being offered free as a pilot for the first month, after which it will become a paid service.