Bhubaneswar: The state government has decided to install an online tracking monitor to enhance the security of women and children traveling in buses and other public transport vehicles.
“The online vehicle movement tracking system will ensure the safety of passengers. We will implement it soon,” State Transport and Commerce Minister Padmanabha Behera has said.
Earlier, the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry had mandated vehicle location tracking (VLT) devices and emergency buttons be fitted in all public service vehicles from April 1, 2018. Later, the deadline was extended to January 1, 2019.
However, Odisha and several other states have not implemented it till date due to fund constraints. Therefore, the Centre has decided to fund the project under Nirbhaya Framework with an assistance of Rs 332 crore.