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Kerala transport, India to be GPS-enabled

Reliance and Indian Oil Corporation have announced that they would jointly help Kerala State Transport Corporation (KSRTC) (India) interconnect its depots through optic fiber media, according to KB Ganesh Kumar, Kerala Transport Minister.

“Both the companies have agreed to provide this facility free of charge. Reliance had first come forward with the offer,” he added. In turn, KSRTC would provide space for Reliance to set up infrastructure for shopping complexes and petrol filling stations. Once the optic fiber network is installed, the head office would be able to get updates of data pertaining to depots on an ongoing basis.

Regarding the electronic ticketing machine, Kumar said that it would be deployed in all the routes. If found successful, all the buses would be fitted with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) that would keep track of the buses plying in each route and how far they were keeping the schedule