24x7 Central Control Room to be Set up to Monitor 15,000 KSRTC Buses

The control room will also monitor buses that ply with the North Western and North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation.

Published: 07th January 2016 05:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th January 2016 05:31 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Karnataka Road Transport Corporation is setting up a 24x7  centralised control room at its Mysuru Road Terminal to monitor all its 15,000 buses.

The control room will also monitor buses that ply with the North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation and North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation, for a better integrated management that will add to the convenience of passengers.

A senior KSRTC official said, “The monitoring system will also help assist during emergencies like accidents and bandh. Currently, KSRTC is divided into 14 divisions. Whenever an accident occurs, officers of one division resort to dilly-dallying if the bus involved is from another division.”

Considering this, KSRTC Managing Director Rajendra Kumar Kataria has issued a circular under the Centralised Monitoring System wherein if an accident takes place, the divisional controller, divisional traffic manager, depot manager and depot mechanical engineer, in which the accident has occurred should reach the spot to monitor the initial situation. Soon a toll-free number will be in place wherein anyone can send an alert to the central control room which will intimate all the concerned heads of the department in case of a severe accident, which in turn will prompt immediate action at the spot.

Kataria said, “We have a vehicle monitoring system in 2,000 buses and soon it will be extended to other 6,400 buses with KSRTC. At the same time, all the 15,000 buses of all the state corporation will also have this system and we will have a integrated centralised system to monitor all these buses.”

“A link will be provided to the headquarter in Kalaburagi so that they can also monitor the movement of all the buses in the state and information from the centralised control room will also be sent to the passenger information system, which will help passengers monitor the movement of buses and plan their journey,” added Kataria.

Under this system, every three hours, operational details will be sent to the central control room and cancellation of schedule will be updated three times a day.


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