Valparai: With jumbos frequently straying into the plantation town of Valparai, a device to alert passengers about elephant movements, has been been fixed in two government buses on a trial basis in Valparai.
With the support of Nature conservation foundation and Tamil Nadu Transport Corporation, the Forest department has installed the device in buses plying in Anamalai tiger reserve.
An Android phone with an apps has been installed in the buses. Through GPRS, the phone will receive messages, which will get converted into voice alert through loud speakers in the bus.
When the bus cross areas where elephants and wild animals are camping, it will get such voice alerts, the district forest officer of Pollachi, V. Asokan told the Deccan Chronicle.
The Android phone and apps service has been fixed in two buses plying in Valparai range and Manampalli range of the Anamalai Tiger reserve....