Chennai’s bus depots will soon be getting a makeover with digital signboards that will serve as passenger information systems. This proposal by Chennai Smart City Limited will make boarding the bus less taxing for commuters.
Adyar, Vadapalani, CMBT, T Nagar, Saidapet, Broadway, Tambaram, Tiruvottiyur, Anna Nagar ( West ) and Tondiarpet are the 10 bus depots tentatively identified for the installation of digital signboards. These depots consistently record high footfalls.
The digital signboards would be displaying the arrival time of buses, the route numbers and destination. This will help the commuters and avoid confusion caused currently due to under-staffed information booths.
MTC buses will be fitted with GPS devices that would relay information to accurately predict the arrival and departure timings. The cost estimate for the project is currently being worked upon.
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