31 Jul 2018
As you must be aware, Ministry of Road Trasport and highways (MoRTH), has made it mandatory that all public transport vehicles such as School/College buses, Employee transport vehicles, Taxi/Cabs, Tourist vehicle, state-run transport buses, etc. should have a GPS based vehicle tracking system and Panic Button, to ensure the safety and security of passengers travelling in such vehicles. The Government also has made it mandatory that all GPS based vehicle tracking systems should be compliant as per the Automotive Industry Standard 140 (AIS-140) and the said devices have to be either certified by iCAT or ARAI, which are government certified testing agencies. The RTO is enforcing the authority of this notification and the vehicles will not be cleared by the RTO if the vehicle does not have the AIS 140 compliant GPS tracking system with Panic buttons in respective vehicles.