New Delhi, Feb 8: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued notification mandating the provision of a vehicle location tracking device and one or more emergency buttons from April, 2018 in public service vehicles except two-wheelers, E-rickshaw, three wheelers and any transport vehicles for which permit is not required under the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988.
Various states and stakeholders brought to the notice of this Ministry that there are difficulties in implementing fitment Vehicle Location Tracking Device and panic buttons due to lack of command and control centers to monitor and track the vehicles, official sources here said.
The Ministry deferred the implementation of Rule 125H for fitment of VLT and emergency button till April 1, 2019.
It has mandated installation of vehicle location tracking device and emergency button for new public service vehicle under rule 125H of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 registered after January 1, 2019, they said.
Also such public service vehicles registered up to the December 31, 2018 the fitment of vehicle location tracking device and one or more emergency buttons, the concerned state or union territory government may notify the date for compliance of requirements, in their respective state or union territory. (UNI)