Delhi's wheels get GPS cover

Published on May 26, 2015 16:49:49 PM

Commuters in Delhi will shortly get to see the public vehicles operating with GPS. The AAP government has approved mandatory GPS to all public transport vehicles, effective from June 1.

The transport department had been extending the deadlines regarding the GPS and also announced that vehicles would need it in order to get their fitness certificate.

Last year, the transport department stated that auto rickshaws need to install GPS and get their annual fitness certificate, but they didn’t follow the regulation due concerns regarding expenditure and asked for subsidies.

The new order encompasses all of them. "The decision to make it mandatory for all public vehicles to have GPS was taken keeping in view the security and safety of commuters, especially women," a senior official said.