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Vehicle tracking devices, emergency buttons mandatory for public transport

The move has been taken to ensure the safety of passengers, especially women

Buses remain parked at the depot following a flash strike by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) employees, in Madurai. Photo: PTI

Buses remain parked at the depot following a flash strike by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) employees, in Madurai. Photo: PTI

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Vehicle location tracking devices and emergency buttons have been made mandatory for all new public transport vehicles registered on or after January 1, 2019, the government said on Wednesday.
The move has been taken to ensure the safety of passengers, especially women.
"All new public service vehicles except auto rickshaws and e-rickshaws, registered on and after January 1, 2019, will have to be equipped with Vehicle Location Tracking (VLT) with emergency buttons," the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
It said that fixing of VLT and emergency buttons have been made mandatory via notification.

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First Published: Oct 31 2018 | 6:55 PM IST

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