Maha Govt to install GPS in autorickshaws


Mumbai: Maharashtra government has planned to make the installation of Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers in taxis and auto rickshawas in the state.

Trnsport minister Diwakar Raote said that that the GPS trackers will help to locate the vehicles.

He also lauched a scheme to reserve the front seat of shared taxi cabs for women. He said that women will not feel discomfort while occupying seats with unknown men at back seat.

He also said that the transport department is planning to launch a helpline number so that passengers are able to lodge complaints against taxis and auto rickshaws that refuse to carry passengers.