GPS in Delhi buses delayed

GPS in Delhi buses delayed

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New Delhi, India: The Delhi State Government, India, has missed a second deadline for installing GPS in buses and sought more time from the High Court (HC), New Delhi, which granted it four months to finish the task.

Appearing before a bench headed by Justice A K Sikri, the counsel for the government sought more time to install GPS in the buses saying it would not be able to complete the task by August 15, the deadline fixed by the court, as there was paucity of the instruments in the market.

After hearing his argument, the HC gave the government four more months to install the system in all buses. GPS bus tracking system uses satellite technology and advanced computer modelling to track vehicles on their routes. Taking into account the actual position of the buses, their intended stops and the typical traffic patterns, the system can estimate vehicle arrivals with a high degree of accuracy.

The court had earlier on February 4 extended the time for installing the system and fixed the August 15 deadline.

Source: The Times of India