All New Delhi Auto-Rickshaws to get GPS devices by March
City’s autorickshaws may finally get fitted with GPS from March. DIMTS, the agency in-charge of the project, has been asked by the transport department to empanel vendors who will supply the GPS devices to three-wheeled scooter rickshaws (TSRs). The process should take about a month after which the Govt will be in tune to install the devices. Meanwhile, the authorities are working on a comprehensive auto-rickshaw policy for the addition of 45,000 new autos as part of a court directive. These new rickshaws will all be pre fitted with gps enabled meters for accurate tracking and billing.
We will have to issue a notice giving details of the specifications vendors need to meet. Their applications would then be evaluated by us and the entire process is likely to take 40 days. Auto-rickshaw owners can then get the GPS fitted from these authorized vendors”-DIMTS official
After the whole process is complete, which is expected to take another 6-9 months. A total of 1 Lakh traffic law violating AutoRickshaws will ply on New Delhi streets. Although all of these will be equipped with state of the art meters, a real resolution to the growing traffic menace is still awaited.
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