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Expedite Nirbhaya transport safety works, Centre tells state govts

States were also told to revisit speed limits in urban and semi-urban road stretches to promote seamless movement of traffic

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Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has asked states to expedite work on the public transport tracking system, which was introduced for the safety of women and children under the Nirbhaya scheme, minutes of the annual meeting of the Transport Development Council (TDC) revealed.

Launched in January 2020, the vehicle location tracking (VLT) and emergency button policy for public transport was rolled out after several years of delay. Two years and eight months later, Memoranda of Understanding have been signed with 30 of 37 states and Union Territories, and funds have been dispersed to them, a MoRTH official said

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First Published: Sep 30 2022 | 8:30 PM IST

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