Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to connect all registered commercial vehicles with VLTD

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Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in India to integrate Vehicle Location Tracking Device (VLTD) with Emergency Response Support System (ERSS).

Important facts

  • This system was launched by the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur at Peterhof, Shimla.

  • All registered commercial vehicles equipped with VLTD will be linked to ERSS.

  • Through this mechanism, these vehicles can be tracked anywhere in India.

  • More than 9,423 vehicles have been registered and linked with ERSSS.

  • Under this mechanism, now both the police and the transport department can monitor the vehicles.

Panic button for safety

  • The Chief Minister also launched the facility of panic button for the safety of women and children in public vehicles.

  • Vehicle Location Tracking Device consisting of Emergency Panic Button System and Command Control Centre is integrated with Emergency Response Support System 112.

  • When this panic button is pressed in times of distress, it will send a signal to 112 via satellite.

  • Thereafter, the system will connect the person in distress and alert the police.

Importance of the system

  • This monitoring centre or command control centre will help in easy detection of vehicle thefts and vehicle accidents.

  • It will be easier to monitor the movement of the vehicle to ensure the safety of women and children.

  • This innovative initiative will make the roads safer in the states.

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