05 Jul '11, 1pm

Rickshaws in New Delhi to be fitted with GPS & panic button

Rickshaws in New Delhi are to be fitted with satellite navigation devices to stamp out the notorious abuses perpetrated on customers by wayward drivers. From next week, GPS devices will be installed in 25 three-wheelers in the Indian capital. By the end of the month, they are expected to be mandatory for the rest of the city's 55,000 rickshaws. The devices, called SatNav, will be connected to a government server, which will track journeys and allow officials and passengers to check if they are taking the shortest routes. They will also be fitted with a panic button to allow women to raise the alarm and call the police if they are attacked. The Daily Telegraph

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/Worldinbrief/EDC110705-0...

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