New Delhi: In order to accelerate the work on making public transport service safer for commuters, especially women, the Delhi government has invited tenders from private companies for installation of GPS and their monitoring in all public transport vehicles in the city.
As in news, after the brutal incident of gang rape of 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus in Delhi last year, the Union Home Ministry had directed the Transport Department to install GPS system and CCTV cameras in all public transport vehicles by February 1. But the DIMTS, which is presently managing the work of GPS installation and monitoring of vehicles, failed to meet the deadline.
Ramakant Goswami, Delhi Transport Minister, said: “Besides installation of GPS and CCTV cameras in auto rickshaw, DTC and cluster buses, the monitoring of these public vehicles are also important. So, we have invited tenders from private firms which will work with DIMTS to meet the challenge.”