Delhi Government to retrofit buses with GPS, CCTV and panic buttons from September 1

Delhi government to begin the upgradation process of over 5,500 old Delhi Transport Corporation and Cluster buses by installing GPS, panic buttons and CCTV from Tuesday. This revamp is an initiative to make bus travel safer for women passengers, said Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.

The project with a budget of Rs 150 crore will ensure that each bus will be fitted with 3 CCTV cameras and 10 panic buttons. An app will be developed with a GPS tracker which will display live bus information. Other features include contactless ticketing and bus tracking. Information of buses like arrival time will also be displayed at bus stops. “The work will start from September 1 and pick up pace in the next three-four days. It will help strengthen our efforts to provide a safer travel to passengers, especially women, in public transport buses,” Gahlot said

The new standard low floor buses are equipped with the aforementioned features and the project is expected to be finished by December.

 

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