GPS trackers to be made mandatory for taxis, autorickshaws in Maharashtra: Min

Feb 09, 2015, 21:24 IST | PTI

Mumbai: Maharashtra government will soon make mandatory the installation of Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers in taxis and autorickshaws in the state.

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"GPS trackers would help locate the vehicles," state Transport Minister Diwakar Raote said here today He announced this while speaking to reporters at a taxi stand outside Vidhan Bhavan after launching a scheme to reserve front seat of shared taxi cabs for women.

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Raote said with this scheme, women would not feel discomfort while occupying seats with unknown men at the back seat.

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Also, he said, his department was planning to launch a helpline for passengers to lodge complaints against taxis and autorickshaws which refuses to ply passengers.

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