GPS to be setup Public Vehicles in Nepal - Reviews
"In the first phase, GPS is being installed in the vehicles of Pokhara, which is the first priority of the tourist destination, keeping in mind the security."
The World Bank is all set to support Nepal to install GPS in all public vehicles plying across the country.
According to the Director at DoTM Gokarna Prasad Upadhyaya, the procedure for forming the modality of the project started with the approval of the World Bank. "We will appoint the consultant, once they finalize all the modalities, additional procedures will begin, We have a plan to install the GPS in all public vehicles in Kathmandu within this fiscal year,” said Upadhyaya.
GPS is connected to make public transport more systemic. The Department has stated that the public transport management system will be linked through the GPS tracking system. The department claims that the GPS connection will assist the traffic police in monitoring vehicles, receiving speed data, and regulating public transport distortions.
Loknath Bhusal, information officer of the department, said that "Work is underway to connect GPS. In the first phase, we are preparing to install GPS in the public transport running on the Kathmandu-Pokhara section".
GPS will be connected especially in long-distance transport, after long-distance connections, it will be connected even in short-distance transport. He added that there is a plan to connect GPS in every public and private vehicle after that.
Following the installation of the GPS, it would be convenient for the traffic police to track the vehicles, for instance - which vehicles have stopped for how long and which route they are going to take. Also, GPS connection would aid in controlling criminal activities.