GPS devices mandatory for school vans, buses

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Sep 2017 09:09:37


Staff Reporter,

System also mandatory for vehicles carrying minor minerals

Sachin Kurve, District Collector, has asked the owners of vehicles carrying minor minerals and also the school vans/buses to install Geo-Positioning System (GPS) devices for tracking as well as safety purposes.

Kurve asked the officials to do the needful in this regard. He was addressing them at a meeting of District School Bus Safety Committee and Transport Committee, held at the Collectorate here on Thursday. He said that the owners of school buses/vans not installing GPS devices would have to pay the fine and his licence also would be suspended. In case of the first violation in this regard, the owner concerned will have to pay fine of Rs 2,000 or his licence will be suspended for a period of 15 days. In case of second violation, the owner will have to pay fine of Rs 5,000 or his licence will be suspended for 30 days. Third time, the owner will have to pay fine of Rs 15,000/- or his licence will be suspended for 60 days.

Similarly, installing GPS device has been made mandatory in case of vehicles carrying minor minerals. The owners of vehicles transporting minor minerals will not be able to continue with such transport if the device is not installed.
Kurve said that the owner of vehicles concerned would have to get entry of installation of GPS device from Motor Vehicles Department on permit/licence and eligibility certificate.

A technical committee has been constituted for installation of GPS device. This committee includes officers of Information Technology Department, Deputy Collector, Assistant Regional Transport Officer. If a vehicle is found transporting minor mineral without installing GPS device, such consignment will be treated as being transported in an unauthorised manner and offence will be registered in this regard. In case of first violation, the owner concerned will face action of suspension of licence for 30 days. The second and third violations will attract 60-day and permanent suspension of licence respectively.