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DTC plans to extend use of GIS, GPS to its entire fleet

Delhi Transport Corporation’s (DTC) pilot project, using GPS and GIS to keep an eye on its fleet, has sobered down its drivers under watch. DTC, which had implemented the technologies in 200 of its buses in 2002, is now planning to extend it to the rest of its fleet and has invited Expressions of Interest from various IT companies. ‘‘The pilot project has been a huge success. Not only has the Automatic Vehicle Tracking System (AVTS) helped bring down traffic violations, it has also helped bring down losses and ensure timely service. We are keen to extend AVTS to all 2,900 buses of our fleet and are looking for sponsorship or public-private partnership to do so,’’ transport commissioner Rajiv Talwar said. This technology not only monitors the movements of buses but also keep records of overspeeding, improper halts, skipping of bus stops etc. Besides, daily and monthly reports of schedules and trips per shift can be maintained and assessed for viability of a route.