Tamil Nadu government on Thursday committed itself to install GPRS instrument in all autorickshaws within 3 to 4 months. An assurance in this regard has been given at the Madras high court.
GPRS-enabled vehicles will increase safety quotient of passengers, and it could be synced with fool-proof enforcement of fare structure.
A submission was made at the high court during a hearing of the case filed by N Logu of the Coimbatore Consumer Voice. The state government in its reply, stated that the process of tender allocation to companies, for fitting the GPRS in autos, is underway and has reached the final stage.
Explaining the delay in implementing the initiative, the state said, “We are waiting for the Motors Vehicle Act that would be out with several amendments. Hence the delay in the work process”.
The court which heard the case, subsequently postponed the next hearing to December 6. Additional advocate-general of Tamil Nadu Mani Shankar informed the court that contract for supply of GPRS instrument had been issued to ELCOT already.
Taking note of the submission that it would normally take about three to four months to complete installation of the system in autorickshaws in Chennai alone, the bench adjourned the matter to December 6.