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Mandatory fitting of location tracking system and panic button in public trasnport vehicle deferred till 31st March 2019.

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Government defer the mandatory installation of location tracking devuce and panic button in public service vehicle by 31st March 2019 vide Notification S.O. 1663(e) dated 18/04/2018 issued by the Minsitry of Road Transport and Highways.

Rule 125H reads as under:

(1) All public service vehicles, as defined under clause (35) of section 2 of the Act, shall be equipped with or fitted with vehicle location tracking device and one or more emergency buttons:

Provided that this rule shall not apply to the following category of vehicles, namely:-

(i) two wheelers;

(ii) E-rickshaw;

(iii) three wheelers; and

(iv) any transport vehicle for which no permit is required under the Act.

(2) The specifications, testing and certification of the vehicle location tracking device and emergency button referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be in accordance with AIS-140: 2016, as amended from time to time, till such time the corresponding BIS specifications are notified under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986 (63 of 1986).

(3) The vehicle location tracking device and emergency button referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be fitted by the manufacturer or their dealer or the respective operator, as the case may be, in accordance with AIS-140: 2016, as amended from time to time, till such time the corresponding BIS specifications are notified under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986.

Sec. 2(35) if Motor Vehicle Act defined "public service vehicle" as under:

means any motor vehicle used or adapted to be used for the carriage of passengers for hire or reward, and includes a maxicab, a motorcab, contract carriage, and stage carriage;