Smart phone app for public transport
LAHORE: The Lahore Transport Company (LTC) has been assigned the task to enforce, plan and regulate the public transport system in the provincial metropolis with a view to provide safe, affordable, efficient and environment-friendly transport facilities of international standard to the public.
LTC Chairman Khwaja Ahmad Hassan said this on Tuesday while presiding over the launching ceremony of a user-friendly smart phone application “Bus Da Pata” about the buses plying on various city routes, in collaboration with Pakistan Trakker Limited.
According to a press release, Mr Hassan said the application would provide necessary information about a bus to the passengers on a single click.
The application could be downloaded free of cost from the internet on smart phones.
Its features include next bus’ arrival time, trip planner, live bus locator, fare and route information that will help save commuters’ time.
“The urban public transport has never been profitable but it is a social service and our private transport operators are contributing to the system,” he said.
He said a modern public transport facility was among top priorities in the federal budget.