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The scene of the blast at Lalru on Friday.(HT Photo)

Lalru dhaba blast: No action by govt despite complaints earlier, say oil companies

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 11:41 PM IST
Thefts stop when dhabas are raided after complaints to authorities, but the problem starts again soon, says a senior official of Indian Oil Corporation Limited
The app will allow passengers to check estimated arrival and journey time with the help of the Vehicle Tracking System fitted on the buses.(HT PHOTO.)
The app will allow passengers to check estimated arrival and journey time with the help of the Vehicle Tracking System fitted on the buses.(HT PHOTO.)

Mumbai commuters can now track BEST buses on new app

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 07:54 PM IST
With the addition of new buses, including six air-conditioned e-buses in the fleet, BEST will be able to launch point to point service in some parts of the city. BEST has planned to expand its fleet to 6000 in the first phase.
Rescue workers and policemen trying to recover the bodies of dead and injured from the mangled remains of UP Roadways bus after it fell off the Yamuna Expressway into a large drain near Agra on Monday, July 8, 2019.(ANI)
Rescue workers and policemen trying to recover the bodies of dead and injured from the mangled remains of UP Roadways bus after it fell off the Yamuna Expressway into a large drain near Agra on Monday, July 8, 2019.(ANI)

Yamuna Expressway bus accident: Non-functional GPS device, no record of speed

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2019 01:54 PM IST
Officials said the GPS device fitted into the bus was not functioning and the vehicle had no connection with the VTS at the UPSRTC headquarters at the time it fell into a drain.
The first phase of setting up charging infrastructure at depots for 1,000 electric buses will be completed by November 1, the Delhi government said on Thursday.(REUTERS)
The first phase of setting up charging infrastructure at depots for 1,000 electric buses will be completed by November 1, the Delhi government said on Thursday.(REUTERS)

Charging points for e-buses to be ready by November 1: Government

New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 05:26 AM IST
The government expects to roll out Delhi’s first 37 electric buses by December before the model code of conduct for the Delhi assembly election kicks in.
Vehicles of officials parked at the Pune Municipal Corporation building on Monday. Vehicle tracking system would also be installed in official vehicles used by civic administration.(SANKET WANKHADE/ HT PHOTO)
Vehicles of officials parked at the Pune Municipal Corporation building on Monday. Vehicle tracking system would also be installed in official vehicles used by civic administration.(SANKET WANKHADE/ HT PHOTO)

Vehicle tracking system to be installed on government vehicles in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 02:15 PM IST
Rajendra Jagtap, chief executive officer, PSCDCL said that the tender for vehicle tracking systems which has already been floated would be closed in the last week of February
New buses belonging to BEST and MSRTC, apart from all the types of new taxis including black and yellow taxis, tourist taxis and app-based taxis will have to install VTS and panic buttons at the time of registration.(HT File)
New buses belonging to BEST and MSRTC, apart from all the types of new taxis including black and yellow taxis, tourist taxis and app-based taxis will have to install VTS and panic buttons at the time of registration.(HT File)

Panic button and Vehicle Tracking System now must on new buses, taxis in Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 12:25 PM IST
The Central government has made it mandatory for all new vehicles plying as public transport to have these facilities to ensure passenger safety.
Trucks carrying goods waiting at India-Nepal border at Panitanki.(AFP File Photo)
Trucks carrying goods waiting at India-Nepal border at Panitanki.(AFP File Photo)

Draft amendment proposes driving licence can be carried in digital form

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 06:03 PM IST
The government notified the draft of the proposed amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules that make it mandatory for all commercial vehicles to have automatic toll-deduction stickers and vehicle-tracking devices to obtain national permits.
The deferment of the deadline exposes the government’s failure to implement promised measures to improve safety in public transport facilities following the brutal gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a moving bus(HT File Photo)
The deferment of the deadline exposes the government’s failure to implement promised measures to improve safety in public transport facilities following the brutal gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a moving bus(HT File Photo)

No tracking devices in public transport vehicles for a year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 07:43 AM IST
For new commercial public transport vehicles such as buses and taxis, the government is likely to defer the mandatory installation of tracking systems and panic buttons by three months
The RTO had also refused to renew fitness certificates to buses belonging to BEST and MSRTC.(HT PHOTO)
The RTO had also refused to renew fitness certificates to buses belonging to BEST and MSRTC.(HT PHOTO)

Old vehicles in Maharashtra to get relief from tracking system and panic button

hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 10:44 AM IST
The transport department of Maharashtra directed not to force for installation of vehicle tracking system and panic buttons to public service vehicles registered, sold or manufactured before April 1, 2018.
Kaali-peeli taxi unions have threatened an agitation, if the government attempts to force it on them.(HT File Photo)
Kaali-peeli taxi unions have threatened an agitation, if the government attempts to force it on them.(HT File Photo)

Taxi unions in Mumbai object to installing vehicle tracking system and panic buttons; threaten stir

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2018 11:56 AM IST
Installation cost — at Rs12,000 a cab — too much of a financial burden, say unions, demand that government bear expense if it is mandatory
3.70 lakh existing vehicles will have to install the system, transport officials said.(Representational photo)
3.70 lakh existing vehicles will have to install the system, transport officials said.(Representational photo)

Vehicle tracking device and panic button now mandatory for all buses and taxis in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 10:49 AM IST
This is expected to allow authorities to track the location, speed and other details of the vehicles with a single click. However, there is no clarity on its implementation.
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