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).
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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