Vehicle location tracking system mandatory in public vehicles from July



  • Electric vehicles will be operated as intercity transport in the state

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal 
Transport and Revenue Minister Govind Singh Rajput has informed that VLTD (Vehicle Location Tracking Device) has been made mandatory in public vehicles manufactures after 1st April 2019 onwards till 1st July 2022. Before this, this system will be installed in the vehicles till August 1, 22.
The Transport Minister was conducting a plan-wise departmental review in the Mantralaya on Thursday. Principal Secretary Transport Faiz Ahmed Qidwai and Transport Commissioner Mukesh Jain were present. Minister Rajput told that the establishment of Vehicle Location Tracking Control and Command Center at RTO office Bhopal will be completed by June 30 by BSNL. For the safety of the driver and the passenger in public vehicles, buses, Ola taxis and other passenger vehicles, 3 panic buttons will be installed in the taxi and 10 in the bus. Whose control will be in the command center located in Bhopal. Drivers and passengers will be able to use the panic button in case of any emergency, so that local help can be provided by tracing the vehicle based on their location.
Proposals will be called from interested institutions
Minister Rajput said that electric buses should be operated for intercity transport in the state. With this, while environmental pollution will be prevented, on the other hand the expenditure on petrol and diesel will also be controlled. He told that proposals will be called after discussing with the interested organizations of electric bus operation.
 Promotion will be done by departmental examination
Principal Secretary Transport Faiz Ahmed Qidwai proposed to conduct the examination by taking one time relaxation in the age limit for the over-aged personnel for promotion due to lack of departmental examination for the post of sub-inspector from clerk for a long time. Minister Rajput instructed to take immediate action on the proposal.