October, 20, 2015
It has been revealed to adaderanabiz.lk that the Global Positioning System (GPS), a radio navigation system that allows land, sea, and airborne users to determine their exact location, velocity and time 24 hours a day, in all weather conditions, installed by the National Transport Commission (NTC) in 2,000 buses at a cost of over Rs. 100 million during the former government have become inactive due to the lack of maintenance.
This is due to the government stopping payments to the institution which was handling the maintenance of these GPS units.
The government has claimed that since 600 units from among these 2,000 GPS units do not posses internet access facilities payments cannot be made for their maintenance.
Since bus owners too had charged for the installation of these GPS units they have now become useless to them.