Public Transport Vehicles To Be Equipped With GPS Tracking


The government is mulling a proposal to register public transport vehicles fitted with GPS system and panic buttons from April 1 this year.

This was disclosed by Principal Secretary, Transport Department, Asgar Hassan Samoon here today.Samoon directed rolling out process of setting up a radar surveillance system to monitor passenger vehicles when the GPS is fitted with them.

The software that will be setup in Transport Commissioner’s office is being developed by Center for Developing Advanced Computing under ‘Suraksha Mitra’ to track, locate and give real time data of vehicles.

Besides tamper proof- GPS system, name, age, address and contact number of all drivers along with photographs will be displayed in the vehicle, he said.
During the meeting, Samoon also stressed on officers to speed up construction of RTO Kashmir and Transport Commissioners offices in Srinagar.

Regarding modernization of workshops of SRTC and State Motor Garages, he directed upgradation of regional workshops at Jammu and Srinagar besides installation of machinery and equipment like Tyre changer, gas analyzer, painting booth, car wash and other necessary equipment.