PTI, Nov 4, 2022, 7:54 AM IST
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Bengaluru: The Karnataka Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval to the installation of location tracking gadgets and emergency panic buttons for all private and non-private transport vehicles, aimed on the security of passengers.
This undertaking is being carried out in partnership with the central authorities. The union authorities will give 60 % funds and the state 40 %.
Noting that the cabinet has given administrative approval of Rs 20.36 crore for this undertaking, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy stated a complete of 6.8 lakh vehicles, each authorities and personal, shall be lined underneath this, and they are going to be monitored from a central location as soon as installation is accomplished.
Speaking to reporters after the cabinet assembly, he stated, “On national highways and state highways, vehicles move very fast causing accidents. GPRS devices based on the vehicle location tracking system (VLTS) will be able to track speed and determine whether or not vehicles stop at prescribed locations and follow the scheduled route on time.”
This may even stop pointless delays and cease unauthorised vehicles from shifting, he stated. It may even assist in figuring out these misusing permits and evading tax.
There are a complete 71,248 buses and 85,941 business items vehicles working within the state. There are 4.51 lakh non-public vehicles like- cabs, maxi cabs and taxis, 16,432 college buses, 24,701 KSRTC (state transport) buses, and 1,900 vacationer vehicles, he added.