Public transport: ‘Tracking system now mandatory for public transport buses’

‘More than 400 of the 500 city buses are equipped with tracking devices’.


Our Correspondent September 25, 2012

LAHORE:


Lahore Transport Company Chairman Khwaja Ahmad Hassaan said on Monday that installation of tracking devices in buses was now a requirement for operating in the city.


He was speaking at a meeting to review the LTC’s performance in the current year.

Hassaan said tracking devices had already been installed in more than 400 buses in the city’s fleet of 500.

He said the LTC had added 430 air-conditioned buses to its fleet this year. These, he said, included buses running on inter-city routes.

He said there was an information technology cell at the LTC to keep track of the buses.

The LTC chairman said that besides some local companies, Chinese, Korean and Turkish businesses had expressed interest in investing in the city’s public transport sector.

About a recently-launched driving school, Hassaan said the establishment of the school would help train drivers for public transport in the city.

Acting LTC CEO Amjad Hussain briefed the meeting about ongoing projects.

He said the LTC would reorganise some routes to tap full potential of the Metro Bus Service. He said the LTC had improved transportation between Lahore and some of its suburbs.

The meeting was told that a Korean Company, Pakor Global, had launched an air-conditioned bus service from the city’s general bus stand to Maraka.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 25th, 2012.

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