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West Bengal pollution board distributes GPS-fitted devices to monitor violation of firecracker ban

The display board of the device shows the spot, date and time of the firecracker bursting along with the decibel level. The Calcutta High Court has banned the sale and bursting of firecrackers during Kali Puja and other upcoming festivals.
Cyclists demonstrating to raise awareness about the environment and against firecrackers, in front of Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on Saturday, November 07, 2020 (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Cyclists demonstrating to raise awareness about the environment and against firecrackers, in front of Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on Saturday, November 07, 2020 (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 03:48 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral

Going places with GPS

Map pin GPS navigation technology, and wireless technology in the city(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Map pin GPS navigation technology, and wireless technology in the city(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 04:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents

Government plans GPS tracking to prevent rogue drones

One possible solution is to have a GPS (global positioning system) trackers installed in all privately owned and operated drones that are registered for use.
The civil aviation ministry is trying to figure out ways of ensuring that drones don’t turn rogue and pose a security threat.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
The civil aviation ministry is trying to figure out ways of ensuring that drones don’t turn rogue and pose a security threat.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 08:23 AM IST
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Chandigarh MC turns to GPS to put brakes on misuse of its vehicles

Even log books of all vehicles, which are currently being maintained manually, will be recorded online by linking them with GPS tracker.
Once GPS trackers are installed, the movement of vehicles will be monitored through a control unit, to be established inside the MC office. Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Once GPS trackers are installed, the movement of vehicles will be monitored through a control unit, to be established inside the MC office. Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 12:25 AM IST
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Automatic sensors, mobile apps, shared spaces take the sting out of parking

In overcrowded metro cities, automated systems are finally helping harried motorists find slots in the newly constructed parking towers around them.
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Published on Jun 08, 2019 06:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySamriddhi Nandi

North Delhi civic body to equip garbage-lifting vehicles with GPS

The GPS tracker will be installed to centrally monitor the waste disposal process at the North Delhi Municipal Corporation headquarters.
The north Delhi civic body is going to install GPS in all vehicles used for lifting garbage, and the target is to finish the work by February 15.(HT File / Representative Photo)
The north Delhi civic body is going to install GPS in all vehicles used for lifting garbage, and the target is to finish the work by February 15.(HT File / Representative Photo)
Updated on Feb 08, 2019 01:51 PM IST
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Hand-held GPS, common database soon as Assam looks to overhaul illegal immigrant detection system

Saddled with a mess of mismanaged data and multiple faulty investigations, the BJP-led government in Assam is set to introduce several changes in the way it conducts field investigations and manages information of suspected illegal immigrants, mostly ‘Bangladeshis’.
In many cases, those who have served in the defence forces or who have been declared as Indian citizens, have found their names out of the NRC because the records had not been updated.(Reuters/File Photo)
In many cases, those who have served in the defence forces or who have been declared as Indian citizens, have found their names out of the NRC because the records had not been updated.(Reuters/File Photo)
Updated on Feb 07, 2019 11:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

UP: Drones, GPS-fitted trucks to help keep a check on illegal mining

The geology and mining department has decided to use technology to check illegal mining in various districts of the state.
While drones will monitor mining activities from the sky, sand and minerals will be transported from the site to depots on trucks equipped with global positioning system.(HT File Photo)
While drones will monitor mining activities from the sky, sand and minerals will be transported from the site to depots on trucks equipped with global positioning system.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 10, 2019 12:27 PM IST
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Trucks supplying ration in Delhi to be fitted with GPS

The department said the ration shops will be inspected thoroughly by the circle food supplies officers, while special commissioners would do it once a month, and assistant commissioners twice per month.
A ration shop at JJ Colony Bawana in New Delhi.(HT File)
A ration shop at JJ Colony Bawana in New Delhi.(HT File)
Published on Jan 07, 2019 03:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Rajdhani, Shatabdi likely to get GPS, SOS buttons by March

Railways collaborates with Isro to track moving premium trains, help motormen send distress signals
A Rajdhani Express heads towards New Delhi.(HT FILE)
A Rajdhani Express heads towards New Delhi.(HT FILE)
Published on Dec 31, 2018 12:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAroosa Ahmed, Mumbai

‘GPS told me to do it,’ says driver after car ends up on train tracks

The driver was “100% sober and had no medical conditions affecting her decision-making”.
A post shared on Facebook by City of Duquesne Police Department on November 22 details the event.(Facebook/City of Duquesne Police Department)
A post shared on Facebook by City of Duquesne Police Department on November 22 details the event.(Facebook/City of Duquesne Police Department)
Published on Nov 26, 2018 06:20 PM IST
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GPS helps foil cab robbery attempt by gun-toting gangsters in Gurugram

The driver’s brother, who was not in the car, shut down the car’s engine after noticing via GPS that the vehicle was going in a different direction.
The culprits held the cab driver at gunpoint and tried to commandeer the car. (AFP File)
The culprits held the cab driver at gunpoint and tried to commandeer the car. (AFP File)
Published on Sep 08, 2018 05:11 AM IST
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1 vehicle per official, each with GPS: Govt

The direction, issued to all heads of departments stated that no vehicle would be allowed to run from September 1 without a GPS device.
In March this year, following chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s directives, all principal secretaries and secretaries were asked to provide details of vehicles in their departments and the expenditure incurred on each vehicle.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
In March this year, following chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s directives, all principal secretaries and secretaries were asked to provide details of vehicles in their departments and the expenditure incurred on each vehicle.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 28, 2018 06:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent
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