Due to lack of information on the arrival of buses, over 1.15 lakh bus passengers are bugged. The RTC started GPRS-based android mobile app that gives live information on the movement of buses.
This app is applicable for Hyderabad Metro Buses, that is available on the Google app store, will track Metro Express, Metro Deluxe and AC buses. Once the bugs are ironed out, the app will be extendable to all city buses. After more than two years of deliberation, the live tracking system now covers 1,600 buses in Hyderabad, Tirupati and Vizag. Next to this GPRS tracking and putting them on the city wise apps will be a time consuming process.
This app will be available in English, Hindi and Telugu offers a bus arrival timing system (BATS) and it has options of GPRS tracking the nearest bus stations, route map guide, search by route, by bus stop, bus number and to-from location options. CMC has developed another app for Vijayawada, Vizag and Tirupati named ‘Find Bus APSRTC’
APSRTC Chief Engineer (IT) R.V. Jayant said “The app has not been launched. It is under testing and is available on the Google app store. It covers only Metro Express, Metro Deluxe and AC buses. It will be started in all city buses in a phased manner, after testing.”