Karnataka

Panic button, tracking system must from today

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RTOs in the State will not register or issue fitness certificates for passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles (holding national permit) without certified vehicle tracking system and emergency buttons with effect from Tuesday.

A release from the Transport Department on Monday said that it is implementing the mandate given by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).

The department said vehicles fitted with AIS140-certified vehicle tracking system and emergency button will ensure passenger safety and compliance with road safety measures. The BSNL has developed national vehicle tracking portal to enable all the RTOS to check compliance and issue certificates. The portal has been integrated with VAHAN portal.

“Once the details are integrated, the State can monitor vehicle movement, location, gets overspeeding alerts and emergency notification when passengers press panic button (emergency button),” the release said.

A senior official of the department said: “RTOs across the State will comply with the direction of MoRTH. However, enforcement drives to check violations may take some time.”

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