Category – E-Travel & Tourism
AWATAR (Anytime Anywhere Advance Reservation System)
AWATAR is a web-based passenger reservation system that provides for advance ticket booking for Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) passengers. It is the first-of-its-kind-and-scale road transport passenger booking system in the country. An advanced system, it enables the booking of tickets from any place and for any destination, allowing the passengers to plan their journey well in advance. Tickets can be paid for online using either credit or debit cards, bank accounts or cash cards. To further ease the booking process, the online system has been supplemented with a mobile booking application. KSRTC also integrates service information, route maps, bus schedule timings, pick-up points and so on, under one unified umbrella. This entire system includes 509 reservation counters to enable even those without internet access to benefit from it. There is also has provision for cancellation, partial cancellation, modification and partial modification like change of passenger name, advancement or postponement in the date of journey etc.
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation is the first state transport undertaking in India to facilitate booking of bus tickets through the Internet. Besides the convenience to the citizens, in terms of buying tickets and getting travel information, AWATAR has proved to be advantageous to KSRTC as well. It has led to improved efficiency, accountability and transparency and which has compelled KSRTC to become more service oriented and responsive to the needs of the citizens. Moreover, it has enabled more cost-effective collection of revenues and enhanced revenue collection. Hence, the introduction of this system has presented a win-win situation for both the Corporation as well as the commuters.
ORIGINAL TITLE : WEB BASED PASSENGER ADVANCE RESERVATION SYSTEM
PRODUCER : KARNATAKA STATE ROAD TRANSPORT CORPORATION
LOCATION : BANGALORE, KARNATAKA, INDIA
MEDIA FORMAT : WEB/INTERNET
LANGUAGE : ENGLISH
WWW : WWW.KSRTC.IN
SALA ProSat GPS Navigator
SALA ProSat GPS Navigator is the first locally-made navigation system for Sri Lanka. Enabled with voice guidance, it includes 100,000 points of interest (POI). After installation in a vehicle, the system will guide the user to any given location in Sri Lanka. Before this, no proper guiding system was available in Sri Lanka, although GPS navigation devices are a common feature in the developed countries these days.
With this new device, native as well as foreign travellers can journey all over Sri Lanka with confidence as the unit will guide them and help them find any location or POIs such as hotels, ATMs, fuel stations, historical places etc. The voice guidance is available in numerous languages including English, Russian, German, etc. The facility is also available in Sinhala language as well for the use of local drivers. Being developed according to the Sri Lankan traffic laws, by using this system, road discipline can be improved.
A GPS navigation device is any device that receives Global Positioning System (GPS) signals for the purpose of determining the device’s current location on Earth. GPS has become a mainstay of transportation systems worldwide, providing navigation for aviation, ground, and maritime operations. Disaster relief and emergency services depend upon GPS for location and timing capabilities in their lifesaving missions. An important use of these devices is as navigation assistants as they enable users to choose the best route i.e. a route that which take the least time and be the shortest in distance.
With a massive increase expected in the tourist flow to Sri Lanka, the tourism sector will greatly benefit by the introduction of the SALA ProSat GPS Navigation System. The system is capable of providing useful and comprehensive travel data, such as present speed, the average speed of the overall trip, direction, altitude above the sea level and many more parameters.
ORIGINAL TITLE : SALA PROSAT GPS NAVIGATOR
PRODUCER : SALA GIS PVT LTD
LOCATION : COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
MEDIA FORMAT : SATELLITE
LANGUAGE : SINHALA & ENGLISH
WWW : WWW.SALAGIS.COM