Kathmandu, November 29
The government has started GPS tracking of public vehicles from Sunday onwards. However, not all public vehicles will be tracked immediately.
As a pilot project, the Department of Transport Management is installing tracking devices on 100 public vehicles now.
On the first day of the installation on Sunday, 17 buses operating on Kathmandu-Pokhara, Kathmandu-Birgunj and Kathmandu-Bardibas-Janakpur have been installed with the technology, according to the department chief Namaraj Ghimire.
Ghimire says the government will expand the facility for all the public vehicles soon so that they can be monitored, controlled and managed together.
“It will also let the general public know when a bus will reach their place.”
As GPS tracking will help in speed control also, the department hopes it will be crucial to reduce traffic accidents.