On 09-10-2013 Hon. Health Minister Sri VS Siva Kumar inaugurated the New GPRS enabled Electronic Ticketing Machine (ETM) at Thiruvananthapuram Central Depot. On that day around 17 ETMs are used for service.
From 10-10-2013 onwards entire services were shifted to the New ETM. All the ETMs were reported working successfully.
At present the company personals are issuing ETM to the conductors. KSRTC counter staff were getting training only. So ETM issue procedure had some starting trouble for first 2 days. GPRS enabled ETM operation, that is fully controlled by the ETM company softwares, is the first time in india among the Road Transport Corporations.
For every new beginning there may some starting trouble. And as this is the first time in India, there are a lot of improvements are to be achieved. All the conductors, officers and the counter staff are aware of this situation and working together for the fully functional foolproof ETM.
Instead of understanding the efforts of the Computer wing of KSRTC, Counter staff of KSRTC and the Quantum AEON Company to make a FOOL PROOF ETM, some FOOLS are trying to highlight the silly things and thus to paralyses the KSRTC. Such stupids want to see the KSRTC always in loss. These fools include Some Employees of KSRTC and some Visual Media personals like Malayala Manaorama and Jaihind. These stupid media fools never tried to highlight the advantages of GPRS enabled ETM.
Conductors after successfully using the new ETM, told that the tickets are printing faster than earlier, Big display with large letter size is made reading very easy. Battery charge lasted for the entire schedules.
Officials from the Electronic Data Processing Centre (EDPC – the Computer Wing) told that the collection receiving, GPRS data receiving and ETM live monitoring were successful. And I wish the FOOLS from Media should have been read this.