From June 10, installation of Global Positioning System (GPS) has become mandatory in all public transport vehicles plying in the national capital.
Hundreds of auto-rickshaws and taxis were denied fitness certificates by the transport department subsequently for want of GPS. Sources in the government said that transport department may give a 15-day relief to the owners of taxis, autos and buses to install GPS in their vehicles. The transport department had recently made installation of such devices in all public vehicles mandatory from June 1.
Transport department said that transport department will not issue fitness certificates to those vehicles which do not have GPS. The department had made it mandatory for all auto-rickshaws last year to install GPS in order to get their annual fitness certificate. It had later expanded that ambit to cover taxis and gramin sewa vehicles. Taxi Unions, however, threatened to launch protests against the government if it does not withdraw its decision.