Govt bus-tracking app launched in Telangana

Hyderabad, Jul 27 (PTI) The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has launched a 'TSRTC bus-tracking' mobile app to give passengers information on the expected time of arrival (ETA) of buses and also enable tracking them.

TSRTC chairman Bajireddy Govardhan and managing director V C Sajjanar on Tuesday said 96 depots across the State and 4,170 special type buses have been identified for implementation of bus-tracking and to provide ETA of the services for the convenience of passengers, a release from TSRTC said.

The app would help the passengers know the arrival and departure of buses at various stops across Telangana and nearby States where TSRTC services are available, so that the passengers can plan their travel to avoid waiting time at the bus stops/stations, it said.

Sajjanar said that to start with, 140 buses have been identified for the pilot project involving tracking, out of which 40 have been AC Pushpak buses of Cantonment and Miyapur-2 depots being operated to the international airport here on different routes and 100 long-distance buses of Miyapur-1 and Picket depots.

These buses were being operated on routes like Srisailam, Vijayawada, Eluru, Bhadrachalam, Bengaluru and Visakhapatnam.

He further said in a couple of months all reservation services and special type services of district as well as Hyderabad city would also be added to the app.

Passengers can search for bus service through the app and they can also use emergency services from TSRTC like women’s helpline, report breakdowns and accidents, if any, the release said.

In a bid to improve public service, the State government has computerised the Transport Department and citizens have been provided the services by following the citizen's charter, an official release said on Tuesday.

As many as 59 citizen services have been made online with a provision to make online payment and slot system being followed for all services. On an average, 33,000 transactions take place every day in the transport offices of the State, it said PTI VVKNVG NVG