In Chhattisgarh, GPS and panic button will be installed in all public passenger vehicles for the safety of women passengers. Transport Minister Mohammad Akbar said that a tracking device and command center will be set up to monitor the vehicles.
It will cost around 15.40 lakhs. 60 percent of this expenditure will be borne by the Central Government and 40 percent of the State Government. The Central Government has given Rs 4.19 crore from the Nirbhaya Fund to the State Government. He informed that the process of tender etc. will be started soon.
Talking to journalists at Gudwar in the residence office at Shankar Nagar, Minister Akbar told that the GPS has been made mandatory by the Central Government in public passenger vehicles from April 1, 2019.
From this date all passenger vehicles departing from the showroom have GPS installed. He said that GPS systems and panic budgets will be made soon in older vehicles. He told that all GPS will have two seams so that it remains connected to the network.