Realtime location of the state-run buses plying from the city to tourist spots, including some religious places in adjoining districts, will be soon made available in Pathadisha App.
If everything goes as planned, then in another four months the information will be available in the app.
The state Transport department has introduced the app in the mid of March to help commuters get information on the real time location of state-run buses. Since its inception, the state Transport department has managed to make real time location of around 700 buses of West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) available in the app. At present there are around 1,100 WBTC-run buses.
An official of the state Transport department said it would take another four months to include all the1,100 state-run buses in the app. With inclusion of all the buses run by WBTC, the realtime location of those plying in adjacent districts including Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia, North and South 24 Parganas will be available in the app.
He further said that buses connecting tourist spots in South Bengal districts including Digha in East Midnapore and Gadiara in Howrah will be included in the app. Moreover,
Moreover, real time location of the buses plying between the city and religious places including Mayapur, Aathpur, Jayrambati, Kamarpukur, Furfura Sharif and Belur Math will also be made available in the app.
At present information about some of the buses connecting Dakshineswar Kali Temple with the city and other places have already been made available in the app.
The official further said that a survey has been conducted to ascertain the possibility of introducing the buses connecting the tourist spots and religious places in the app. Basically, there is a need for better internet service to ensure proper functioning of the GPS system in the buses.
Thus, a trail run has been conducted to ascertain whether the internet network is well available in all the places so that it doesn't create any problem after being introduced in the app.
All steps are being taken to complete the task within the next four months, the official added.