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  • Govt orders installation of GPS in all cabs plying in Delhi

    Published on March 16, 2015

    In order to ensure women safety, Delhi government has ordered all taxi operators to install Radio Taxi new1GPS in their vehicles, failing which fitness certificate will not be issued to them.

    According to a senior official, the government’s decision will be enforced on all types of taxis, including Radio taxis and black-and-yellow cabs, plying in different parts of the national capital.

    The government has also made it clear that taxi operators will not be issued fitness certificates unless they get Global Positioning System (GPS) installed in their vehicles.

    “We want to ensure women safety in all public taxis due to which we have directed all operators, including of black-and-yellow cabs, to first install GPS in their vehicles,” the official said, adding, the transport department will issue the fitness certificate to taxi operators only after checking installation of GPS.

    “GPS will not only ensure women safety in taxis but it also will help police in case of untoward incident,” he said.

    There are more than 15,000 cabs, including black-and-yellow taxis and Delhi-NCR taxis, plying across the capital.

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