India: Delhi’s transport commissioner appeared before the Delhi High Court (HC) on Friday and assured the court that the Global Positioning System (GPS) would be installed on a fast track basis in all public transport buses in the next six to seven months.
The commissioner, who came in response to HC summons, informed a division bench comprising Justice Vikramjit Sen and Justice A K Pathak that the Transport Department plans to install GPS systems on 500 buses each of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and Bluelines every month and will wrap up the task within next seven months.
Appearing for the Delhi government, Counsel Meera Bhatia told HC that 100 buses with GPS facility are operational and plying on the roads in South Delhi. HC had sought to know from the government the status of installation of the GPS.
The bench extended the Blueline operators permits for another four months but asked the government to place a detailed affidavit explaining steps taken by the government till now on the installation of GPS.