Karnataka seeks ISRO’s tech support to improve efficiency of road transport corps

Karnataka seeks ISRO’s tech support to improve efficiency of road transport corps


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Bengaluru,
Apr
29
:
The
Karnataka
government
has
sought
the
help
of
ISRO
on
improving
the
efficiency
of
road
transport
corporations
in
the
state,
using
its
technology.
Deputy
Chief
Minister
Laxman
Savadi,
who
is
also
the
Minister
in-charge
of
Transport
Department,
met
ISRO
Chairman
K
Sivan
at
the
space
agency’s
headquarters
on
Wednesday
and
held
discussions
about
rejuvenating
the
department.

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Support
was
sought
on
improving
quality
and
revenue,
bringing
down
expenses
and
arresting
leakage,
while
maintaining
transparency.

“Discussions
focused
on
further
reviving
the
quality
of
functioning
of
the
transport
department,
and
a
plan
to
improve
the
revenue
of
state
transport
corporations
like-
Karnataka
State
Road
Transport
Corporation
(KSRTC),
North
East
and
North
West-
KSRTC,
Bengaluru
Metropolitan
Transport
Corporation
(BMTC),
by
bringing
down
its
expenses,
using
ISRO’s
technology,”
Savadi’s
office
said
in
a
statement.

Noting
that
passenger
bus
and
goods
services
of
state
transport
corporations
are
significant,
it
said,
the
DCM
requested
ISRO
to
provide
scientific
support
in
installing
technology
towards
further
improving
the
efficiency
of
these
services.
He
also
sought
ISRO’s
support
and
guidance
in
maintaining
transparency
and
to
arrest
leakages
in
transport
corporations,
it
added.

The
discussion
also
focused
on
effects
of
the
coronavirus
pandemic
on
the
economy,
especially
in
rural
areas,
and
possibilities
of
using
space
technology
in
mitigating
this.
“ISRO
chairman
has
positively
responded
to
issues
raised
by
the
DCM
and
has
assured
required
technology
support,”
the
statement
added.