Oct 29, 2017

GSP technology for inter-provincial buses, a failure Featured

The introduction of the GPS technology for the inter-provincial bus service has been a failure, reports say.

The National Transport Commission upgraded a monitoring building at a cost of Rs. two million, and spent more than Rs. 17 million on the technology itself.

Of the GPS locators installed in buses with a Rs. 79 million spending, 1,307 are reported to be out-of-order.

Also, the electronic boards of the time-tables erected in inter-provincial buses and at Bastian Mawatha in Colombo and Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, Nuwara Eliya, Kataragama, Ranna and Puttalam have gone out-of-order.

Meanwhile, a car worth Rs. 1.2 million more than the approved Rs. eight million was bought for the TRC chairman in 2014, in violation of the National Budget Department recommendations.