Authorities begins GPS monitoring of public autos

Kathmandu, November 29th

The government started GPS tracking of public vehicles on Sunday. However, not all public vehicles are immediately tracked.

As a pilot project, the Department of Transport Management is currently installing tracking devices in 100 public vehicles.

On the first day of the installation on Sunday, according to department head Namaraj Ghimire, 17 buses on Kathmandu-Pokhara, Kathmandu-Birgunj and Kathmandu-Bardibas-Janakpur were equipped with the technology.

Ghimire says the government will soon expand the facility for all public vehicles so that they can be monitored, controlled and managed collectively.

“It will also let the general public know when a bus is arriving.”

Since GPS tracking will help speed control too, the department hopes it will be crucial in reducing traffic accidents.

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