Bhubaneswar:22/9/22: Installation of Location Tracking Device and Panic Button will be made compulsory for public transport vehicles and goods carriers in Odisha. However, three-wheelers will be exempted from the rules.
The Transport Department of the State Government has issued a notification in this regard. Such vehicles registered on or after 01.01.2023 shall have to comply with the requirement at the time of registration. The vehicles registered on or before 31.12.2022 shall have to comply with the requirement by 31.03.2023, the notification said. The detailed guidelines and process for fitment of Vehicle Location Tracking Device and Panic Button will be issued by the Transport Commissioner, the notification added.
In a notification issued by the Commerce and Transport Department, Odisha government has said, “As per the directions issued by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India vide Notification No. S.O. 5454 (E) dated 25.10.2018, the requirements specified under rule 125H of CMVR, 1989, sub-rule 5 of rule 90 of CMVR, 1989 and sub-rule 1 of Rule 129 of CMVR, 1989 Government have been pleased to make it mandatory for fitment of Vehicle Location Tracking Device and Panic buttons for the vehicle as specified under the aforesaid rules of CMVR, 1989.”