GPS devices to be made mandatory for Gurgaon cabs

  • Leena Dhankhar, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
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  • Updated: May 16, 2013 00:48 IST

In a move that will strengthen safety measures across more than 500 BPOs in the Millennium City, the joint commissioner of Gurgaon police has requested the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) deputy commissioner to make GPS devices compulsory for all cabs engaged by various firms.

“We want to make it mandatory so that women working late night can feel safe,” said joint commissioner of police, Maheshwar Dayal.

Dayal has requested deputy commissioner PC Meena to make GPS devices mandatory under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). The move will allow the police to penalize any violators under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

To ensure absolute compliance, transporters would be issued clear and strict guidelines, said the joint commissioner. In Gurgaon, 7,000 to 10,000 cabs have been employed by big and small companies.

The DC is expected to releasing the said orders on Thursday.


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