MYSORE: The city's transport infrastructure is in for some giant gains. Mysore is getting an intelligent transport system which will help commuters get information on city buses on real-time basis even as the transit centres are beginning to get into shape.

Transport minister R Ashoka on Saturday pledged to gets funds from the grants being sanctioned to the government from the World Bank. This, he said, is to make Mysore No 1 in transport infrastructure in the nation. Mysore has bagged the second slot as the cleanest city in India. "We want it to be No 1 when it comes to transport infrastructure," he said inaugurating a transit centre at Naidu Nagar." The minister has a dream: "The latest technologies devised for efficient transport in the world should be in Mysore. I want to develop it as a model transport city."

The transit centre is built with funding from JNNURM. The city is getting another five such transit centres to allow passengers have easy access to city buses. Announcing the launch of GPS-based intelligent transport system in a year, Ashoka said six bus stands and some 100 bus shelters in the city will get information on movement of city buses. The WB grants for the better transport system is being utilized for this, he stated.

Meanwhile, MP Vishwanath asked the minister to operate mini buses for convenience of school children. Referring to the action against the over-loaded school vehicles by the RTO, the MP said the parents will utilize the public transport if it is offered.

Courtesy : Times of India