Monday, June 28, 2010

Infotainment en route to BIA

Infotainment en route to BIA
AKANKSHA MEHROTRA
DC | BENGALURU


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LCD TOUCH SCREENS TO BE PUT UP ON ALL VAYU VAJRA BUSES

The long drive to The long drive to and from the Bengaluru International Airport will soon get all the more entertaining.
The government is making good its promise to provide individual entertainment systems to passengers of BMTC’s Vayu Vajra buses. Soon, touch screen panels will be fitted in all airport buses, providing real time information to commuters.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, CTO of EAFT Technologies, Giri Prathivadi said: “We have taken up the project of installing LCD touch screen panels in all airport

buses by next month. As this is a pilot project, we will work in coordination with the BMTC and transport authorities. This facility will be provided free of cost to BMTC."
Commuters will soon be able to utilise the time spent on travel to access real time information. They can also watch music programmes, surf the Internet and get updates on the arrival and departure of flights at the airport. Stock market, hotel bookings and internet facilities will be other facilities available. All this will be available at no extra cost.

“Commuters will not have to pay for using the entertainment facility and there will be no increase in the bus fares. We might extend the service to our premium services plying in the city after witnessing the response from the commuters,” said project director of the BMTC, Padam Kumar Garg.

The company officials added that the service will most likely be extended to the KSRTC premium fleet in future. “First, BIA buses would get the technology and later it could be extended to other luxuries and airconditioned buses owned by the government,” Mr Prathivadi said.

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