KMC to track public vehicles using GPSThe Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is planning to install GPS devices on allpublic vehicles in a bid to manage traffic in the Kathmandu Valley.
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is planning to install GPS devices on all public vehicles in a bid to manage traffic in the Kathmandu Valley.
The city officials announced the plan during Traffic Police Conference on Road Civic Sense and Minimization of Accident held in the Capital on Thursday.
“The plan may take some time, but we are sure it will help us manage traffic jams effectively. Commuters can reach their destinations on time once we make transition into the proposed system to handle the traffic inside the Valley,” said KMC Chief Administrative Officer Yadav Prasad Koirala.
The KMC is preparing to conduct a feasibility study for the project. It will closely work with the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) to implement and operate the system.
Officials say by installing GPS devices on public vehicles, the control room can track their position and fix their arrival time at a certain bus stop before relaying the information to the digital boards that would be set up at bus stops.
Once the system is adopted, passengers will not have to waste their time at bus stops not knowing when the next bus is arriving.
“We are in talks with the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division to introduce this new system as early possible. We are also working towards managing the city bus stops,” said Koirala.