Public Transport services play a major role in economic growth of a state. Apart
from offering a viable and convenient way of transport, it also enables access to
basic services on trade & commerce, health care and education. The public transport
service in Odisha is monitored and managed through 35 Regional Transport Authorities
(RTAs) & the State Transport Authority (STA).
Stage carriage permits are issued for different categories of motor vehicles to
ensure transport of goods & passengers. The Stage Carriage Permits are issued from
the State Transport Authority (STA) & Regional Transport Authorities (RTAs) facilitating
public transport service across the State. Issuance of such permits is complex in
nature involving balanced distribution over Time & Space. Each such permit is associated
with key information on Stops, Timings & Distances in every Route of Operation,
online management of all STA & RTA permits and storing the information in a centralized
database server. This requires visualization of map based information about the
bus routes and road network connectivity across the region and also the state.
The Stage carriage permit management system facilitates such analysis and aids the
decision making process by creating a centralized permit database with go-referencing
of he bus stops for mapping the bus routes. This enables analysis of the gap areas
in public transport service for better transport planning. Further, the system will
help in enabling real time bus tracking with GPS integration in a map view of the
The Bus owners can now make an on-line application for stage carriage permits with
relevant spatial information from a map interface and track the application status
post the application. Transport authorities can validate the permit applications
with help of structured geo-references on route and time from the system and forward
for grant of permits.