: Transport Commissioner Rishi Raj Singh said here on Wednesday that all liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bullet tankers running through the State would be covered by advanced truck tracking through GPS (global positioning system) within a month.

Talking to reporters after conducting an adalat of the Transport Department, Mr. Singh said the GPS device for the purpose would be provided by the department. The State government had allocated Rs.20 lakh to purchase the devices.

Mr. Singh said the purpose of the truck tracking system was to monitor and control the movement of LPG bullet tankers. A GPS device would be provided to the driver of the tanker by RTO officials at check-posts.

The movement of the tanker, including its speed and location, will be monitored and controlled from a central control room. The driver will return the GPS device at check-posts when the tanker leaves the State.

Mr. Singh said the State government was constrained to finance the venture as oil companies, though duty bound, were not willing to take up the responsibility.

He alleged that the oil companies were flouting many of the mutually agreed safety proposals put forth by the State government.

Other trucks transporting hazardous material would also be covered by GPS truck tracking soon, he said.