April 5, 2013 3:21:45 am
After having received positive feedback on installation of the global positioning system (GPS) in one of the school buses on a trial basis,the Government Model Senior Secondary School,Sector 16,has decided to install the device in other buses too.
Three months back,the contractor engaged by the school had installed this system in one of the school buses. The positive result encouraged the school to get it installed in all the buses.
Under this system,parents get an SMS on their mobile phones whenever the bus,carrying their children,leaves the school,the route it is plying on and when it enters the area they are living in.
Tarlochan Singh,the contractor,owns 10 buses at the school. Worried about security,Singh got the idea of GPS system from the Internet. After I came to know about GPS system,I thought of trying it on an experimental basis in one of the buses. After a span of three months,it gave me very positive result. So with the consent of the school principal,I am installing the system in other buses too, he says.
Once the work of installing GPS system is over,parents,who register for the facility,will be charged Rs 50 per month.
He says that apart from the security benefit,this system also helps in calculating the exact mileage that a bus gives,and one can also get to know if any driver is overspeeding.
One of my drivers was showing that his bus is giving a mileage of 6 kilometre per hour (kmph) but when I checked from GPS,the exact mileage was 8 kmph. With GPS system in place,there will be hardly any chances of diesel theft, he adds.
Hailing the effort made by the contractor,school principal Anujeet Kaur says,A few days back,he came to me with this idea of installing GPS system in the school buses. I liked it and encouraged him to go ahead.
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