Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government launched an Android-based electronic ticket system for the state Transport Corporation enabling the real-time monitoring of the vehicles.
The state government is resorting to the use of technology to provide seamless transportation facilities to citizens, officials said in the statement.
The app has been launched in line with the directives issued by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the state Transport department is striving towards digitisation of services for the benefit of citizens, the official statement said.
According to Sanjay Kumar, managing director, Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation, the updated data from buses of the transport undertaking is being received through the Android-based ticketing machine.
Moreover, real-time information, including the number of passengers and revenue collected from the sale of tickets is also being made available to the headquarters on a regular basis.
Kumar further informed that this move of the Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation is significant as it is the first step to providing transport-related services to citizens through digital means.
He added that while the passengers stand to derive the benefits of the digitised transport services, the operators and employees of the transport undertaking would also benefit.
Apart from improving the quality of servives, the move to go digital has also made the day-to-day operations of the transport undertaking more transparent, Kumar added.
In another significant move, reservation of seats in general category buses of UP Roadways has also been in vogue since November 1.