The administration has asked firms to install GPS devices in the pick and drop vehicles within a month.(HT File)
The administration has asked firms to install GPS devices in the pick and drop vehicles within a month.(HT File)

Gurgaon: Firms told GPS must in vehicles for women staff

Taking into account the safety of large number women in the industrial and executive workforce in Gurgaon, the district administration has directed all firms to install global positioning system (GPS) devices in cabs that are used to ferry women staff.
By Abhishek Behl | Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2017 10:22 PM IST

Taking into account the safety of large number women in the industrial and executive workforce in Gurgaon, the district administration has directed all firms to install global positioning system (GPS) devices in cabs that are used to ferry women staff.

Gurgaon deputy commissioner Hardeep Singh on Monday invoked Section 144 of CrPC and gave one month time to industrial and corporate firms to get the GPS devices operational.

Singh said a number of firms offer pick and drop service to women employees, and it was imperative that vehicles had GPS devices installed as it would help in keeping track of these vehicles. The decision has been taken to prevent crimes against women, particularly during their transit between home and office.

“The safety of women is a very sensitive issue and GPS devices have been made mandatory to track these vehicles. The employers must know the movement of vehicles, and if there is any abnormal movement, it can be brought to notice immediately,” Singh said.

A large number of BPOs, IT firms, manufacturing units provide pick and drop service to its staff as the city lacks an efficient mass transport service such as a city bus service. Apart from the Delhi Metro, transport facilities between Gurgaon and Delhi are not adequate.

The district administration has also issued directions to guest houses, paying guest accommodations, celebration points, banquet halls and gardens to ensure adequate lighting and installation of CCTV cameras within 15 days. These places have also been asked to appoint day and night guards in view of the large number of people visiting these spots.

The CCTV cameras to be installed should have a capacity to store data for at least 30 days, and these should be installed at entry and exit points, common areas, parking lots and similar places which see an influx of a large number of people. “The objective is to keep a check on crime and detect the presence of unwanted elements in these areas. These directions must be followed within the stipulated time, else action would be taken,” the deputy commissioner said.

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