The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has been making significant efforts to adopt latest technology —with GPS and Wi-Fi systems installed in AC buses and senior officers will now monitor movement of every bus in the state by connecting with regional and works managers through video-conferencing.
“The video conferencing was conducted for the first time and it has helped in the day-to-day functioning and in serving passengers more efficiently,” said MSRTC public relations officer Mukund Dhus. The video conferencing was also used to discuss guidelines for safe travel of passengers, the problems faced at the depot level, and to give instructions to improve the load factor, the frequency and maintenance of buses in the fleet. The corporation owns close to 17,000 buses which plies across the state.
The state transport body has also installed Wi Fi in some of its AC buses and will also connect all buses with GPS facility. Recently all the departmental heads at the headquarters were given necessary training for using computers and have now been given laptops with a data card.