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Electronic info system in Delhi bus stops by Dec

Last Updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 17:26

New Delhi: In two months time, over 100 bus
stops in the city will have an electronic passenger
information system which will enable commuters to know about
the arrival time of DTC buses and schedules for various
destinations.

The Delhi Transport Corporation, which runs the world`s
largest fleet of environment friendly CNG buses, will
introduce the system in collaboration with Delhi Integrated
Multi-Modal Transit System, a government entity set up to
suggest improvements in transport infrastructure.

Senior DTC officials said in the first phase the
passenger information system will be introduced in a little
over 100 bus stops and by the middle of next year all the bus
stops will have the system. Delhi has around 2,500 DTC bus
stops.

"The PIS is being introduced to inform the commuters
about the timings and routes of the approaching buses,"
Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said.

Officials said the system will be almost similar to the
electronic passenger information system in Delhi Metro.

The DTC has already set up a state-of-the-art
communications centre at Kashmiri Gate to operate the PIS.

The officials said the DTC will also implement its long
pending plan to provide hand-held electronic ticket machines
to conductors soon.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 17:26
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