Cameras,GPS in public transport in 32 cities

The plan includes installing cameras and GPS in buses and other modes of public transport.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:January 3, 2014 1:07 am

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved the Road Transport Ministry’s plan to install cameras and global positioning system (GPS) in buses and other modes of public transport in 32 cities.

This was announced by Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari after the meeting.

The plan includes installing cameras and GPS in buses and other modes of public transport. The recordings by cameras and GPS will be monitored real time in coordination with the police to ensure their intervention in case of detection of any untoward incident.

This is as per the recommendations of the Justice Verma Committee set up last year to review women’s security. The project will be be funded from the Nirbhaya Fund,announced by Finance Minister P Chidambaram in Budget 2013-14. The total estimated cost of the project is Rs 1,405 crore. It would be implemented within two years of allocation of funds.

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