Estimation of City Bus Travelers using GSM Network
Mukta Ranjan Singha1, Bichitra Kalita2

1Shri Mukta Ranjan Singha, Department of Computer Application, Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology Gauhati University, Guwahati (Assam), India.
2Dr. Bichitra Kalita, Department of Computer Application, Assam Engineering College Gauhati University, Guwahati (Assam), India.
Manuscript received on 15 April 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 April 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 April 2013 | PP: 249-253 | Volume-2 Issue-5, April 2013 | Retrieval Number: E0685042413/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: The mobile phone connectivity and its transition record can be used as useful information to estimate traffic users on urban roads. Mandatory use of a mobile phone dedicated to the city bus, can help in finding all other mobile phone users who are moving in the same city bus. Because, all the mobile phones will have same transition records with the mobile phone dedicated to the city bus. With this arrangement, at the background and Mobile Phone Network as a background data collection system, we have developed an algorithm to estimate the number city bus on an urban road and around a road junction at a particular time. The algorithm will also show the number of city bus users on urban road and around an urban road junction at a particular time. This estimate will help the urban traffic managers to optimize the city bus flow to minimize traffic congestion.
Keywords: City Bus Flow Optimization, GSM, Mobile Phone Network, Traffic Estimation, Urban Traffic Management.

Scope of the Article: Networking Theory and Technologies