Government to track the speed and route of Kerala buses via GPS installation

The Government of Kerala has finally decided to track the speed of the buses real-time, which is always reported to be the prime reason for the increasing number of accidents on the roads. It has ordered the buses in Kerala, including the Government buses, to install GPS tracking device by the end of March 2016, reports the leading Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi. Those buses which fail to comply with the order will not be allowed to ply on the road after March 31.


The Government expects an expenditure of INR 7 crore for the initiative. It has announced the tender inviting companies to supply GPS devices. In phase I of the implementation, GPS tracking device will be installed in the private buses first, followed by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses.

The new system expects to track the real-time journey of the buses. The routes, speed and other details will be recorded on the server. The Government is also planning to use Google Maps in full fledge for the public transportation. Although under planning stage, it is expected to have an expenditure of INR 3 crores.

Kerala has 5000 state-run (KSTRC) buses and 16,000 private buses.

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Akhil Mohan
February 23, 2016 9:45 pm 9:45 PM
As someone travelling in Kochi I know how bad the situation is. Buses are driven by thugs who doesn’t care about others lives. Speed is not the only problem. Top speed is 60Kph but they drive at this speed through busy city streets threatening the lives of both pedestrians and other road users especially bikers like me. When you see them in your rear view mirror move to the side, give way for them and pray to God so the won’t run you over. State run ordinary buses are OK but long distance FP and SF buses are as bad… Read more »
February 24, 2016 4:57 am 4:57 AM

Super fast and fast passenger buses take road as runway and buses as flights. OMG!!! Scary the way Govt. Buses ply through Kerala.

February 23, 2016 7:14 pm 7:14 PM

Way to Kerala!!!!

February 23, 2016 5:05 pm 5:05 PM

Good initiative by govt of kerela.. Hope other states will follow this soon.