After GPS devices were made mandatory in commercial vehicles, traffic police inspectors will inspect corporate firms Monday onwards — especially IT and ITeS companies — to ensure compliance to the order.
Gurgaon deputy commissioner, PC Meena, has invoked Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to ensure absolute implementation of the directive. Under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), any disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant is punishable.
Five teams of traffic police personnel have been formed to perform the task. If found without a GPS device, the vehicle will be challaned and impounded.
The government directive came after Hindustan Times launched a 10-point safety and security drive highlighting serious concerns over the rising number of vehicle thefts in the city.
The drive would also penalize drivers who are not in proper uniform with a name plate.
“Despite orders, private vehicles are running without GPS devices. Several drivers have also been seen without proper uniforms. We will take strict action against such offenders,” said Maheshwar Dayal, joint commissioner of police.
“For IT BPO cabs, GPS devices have been mandatory and since 2010 after a similar directive from the Delhi Police in the wake of the Dhaula Kuan incident where a BPO employee was raped. We have worked as an industry and tried to ensure that tracking devices are fitted in all cabs over a period of time,” Nitin Seth, chairman of the northern regional council (NRC) of the Nasscom, recently told HT.