Delhi Transport dept recommends digital monitors with GPS to help passengers check route, ensure safety

To further enhance the safety of passengers, especially women, digital monitors will be installed in cabs to keep a track of the route taken by the driver, a Delhi Transport department official said

PTI December 10, 2017 16:29:02 IST
Delhi Transport dept recommends digital monitors with GPS to help passengers check route, ensure safety

New Delhi: To further enhance the safety of passengers, especially women, digital monitors will be installed in cabs to keep a track of the route taken by the driver, a Delhi Transport department official said.

Delhi Transport dept recommends digital monitors with GPS to help passengers check route ensure safety

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This safety measure is part of the City Taxi Scheme, 2017, which is likely to be put in public domain soon, the official said.

At present, many cabs have mobile phones with GPS navigators fitted on their dashboards through which the drivers check routes. However, the passengers in the back seat are unable to follow the navigation map.

Now, digital monitors will be fitted on the backside of the headrests through which passengers can follow the route.

"This is one of several safety measures that have been included in the City Taxi Scheme, for future cabs," he said.

The cabs will also have a panic button to help passengers in distress situations.

The Transport department recently issued a directive for affixing stickers in the cabs to caution the passengers to ensure before boarding the vehicle that its child lock is deactivated.

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