The 'Pathadisha' app introduced by the state Transport department to help commuters to get real time location of state run buses has become immensely successful within a day.
Everyday thousands of people travel in state run buses to reach their destination. As a result, a large section of commuters possessing smart phones have downloaded the app.
Alapan Bandyopadhyay, Principal Secretary of the Transport department, said this is a major leap taken towards the electronic and smart governance system.
The name 'Pathadisha' was given by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
During the launching ceremony of the app, he said such systems will reduce loss of the transport corporation and benefit commuters as they would be able to check real time location of a state run bus for which that person is waiting at a particular location.
There are options in the app to mention a particular bus stop to get information about buses available in and around the area.
The app is helpful for people as they could easily track the route of a particular bus through which it will pass. Moreover, one can also plan which bus he or she must take to reach his or her destination.
It will be immensely helpful to those who are new to the city as they could reach their preferred destination without asking anyone. The Transport department has also introduced an online tracking system to keep a tab on the movement of such buses.
Steps will also be taken to introduce similar sort of apps for trams and vessels.