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Delhi Govt – Tie-up with Google to Provide Real-time Bus Tracking Service; Announced a Fellowship Programme 

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On July 14, 2021, Delhi Transport Ministry in collaboration with Google launched a system to provide real-time information about all public buses of Delhi to the commuters (passenger).

  • The system would be executed by integrating Delhi’s public transit system onto the Google Maps

Key Features:

i.The launch would enable commuters to track bus’s static and dynamic locations, arrival, departure, and delay times, bus stops, and routes of 3,000 buses on a real-time basis through their smartphones.

ii.As the facility is also available in the Hindi language, the users could change the language to Hindi by changing settings in Google Maps or within the device.

iii.Through this launch, Delhi is joining the group of global cities where real-time data of all buses is being incorporated onto Google Maps. The Delhi government (govt) also plans to add more Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses in future.

Transport Development in Delhi:

i.In November 2018, the Delhi govt launched an Open Transit Data portal which was developed by IIIT (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology)-Delhi to spot locations of cluster buses.

  • This portal provided information of 1,700 buses in Delhi with timetables, route maps, and real-time GPS feeds of bus locations, every 10 seconds.
  • Through this, Delhi became the 1st city in the country to open up transit data of city buses.

ii.Further in 2018, ONE Delhi App and ONE Card was also developed to enable app-based ticketing for a user to book normal and pink tickets, and passes by scanning a QR code.

Participants: Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDCD) Vice Chairperson Jasmine Shah, officials from Google India, have participated in the virtual launch.

-Delhi Govt Announced a Fellowship Programme for Young Professionals – CMULF

i.The Delhi government announced a fellowship programme named ‘Chief Minister’s Urban Leaders Fellowship’ (CMULF) to recruit outstanding young professionals from across the country under the age of 35, who are passionate about public service and willing to work with the Delhi government for 2 years.

  • Under the programme, the fellows will support the ministries’ department in policy formulation and implementation. Fellows will be getting Rs 1.25 lakh per month and associate fellows will get Rs 75,000.

ii.Recently, the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) signed an MoU with HI-NO-DE Foundation and Ichishin Holdings Co Ltd, to implement the technical intern training program (TITP) to train, skill, and place the youth of India (especially Delhi) in Japan.

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