Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) has launched wifi internet service on ten of its buses in the capital today. It only trial period; if it is successful BRTC will expand this service.
They have named the buses as digital bus. Ten BRTC buses which ply between Uttara and Motijheel will have four 3G routers and at a time forty passengers will have the opportunity to use free internet service through their mobile phone. Uttara to Motijheel route is fully covered by state owned mobile operator Teletalk and the service will be up even is the bus runs at a speed of sixty kilometers per hour.
Not only that, BRTC has arranged vehicle tracking technology for the buses so that people may know the present location of the bus.
Traffic jam is a common phenomenon in the capital. So passengers will be able to utilize the time by surfing internet while riding BRTC buses.
But there is crisis of public transport, passengers even don’t get enough space to stand in bus during rush hour, so it remains a question that when most passengers don’t get a seat in public transport how they will browse internet. Only ten percent mobile phone users of the country are using smart phone now.