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Sri Lanka to monitor road safety with GPS

Sri Lanka: The National Transport Commission has launched a pilot trial of its project which aims to monitor the driving capabilities of inter-provincial buses by using GPS. The system provides information on the location of the buses and can monitor the behaviour of the conductors and drivers of the buses at whatever location.

According to NTC chairman Roshan Gunawardene, the initiative is a response to an increasing number of complaints about reckless driving, violation of road rules, disregard of the provided timetable and route, and unruly behaviour.

GPS tracking devices have already been fixed in 585 inter-provincial long distance private buses plying on routes of Jaffna-Colombo, Vavuniya-Colombo, Chilaw-Colombo, Puttalam-Colombo, Nuwaraeliya-Colombo, Welimada-Colombo, Hatton-Colombo and the Southern Highway.

Source: Future Gov