Location Tracking Device, Panic Button Compulsory in Four-Wheelers from Oct 1

Bhubaneswar: All four-wheeler vehicles in Odisha have been directed to have a Vehicle Location Tracking Device (VLTD) and a Panic Button by October 1. According to a State Transport Authority (STA) notification, these devices are mandatory from October 1.

The two-wheelers, rickshaws, and three-wheelers have been exempted from having these devices.

The Vehicle Location Tracking Device and Panic buttons are mandatory for vehicles including passenger buses, educational institutions’ buses, luxury cabs, maxi cabs, motor cabs, omni buses, private service vehicles, goods carriage vehicles operating on National Permit, vehicles carrying hazardous and explosive materials and ambulances.

The objective of this project is to track and monitor the vehicles plying on the roads and to ensure passenger safety, especially the women and child passengers.

New Vehicles registered on or after 01.10.2023 of the above-specified vehicles shall have to be fitted with AIS 140 VLTO Devices and Panic Buttons at the time of registration.

Old vehicles registered on or before 30.09.2023 of the above-specified vehicles shall have to be fitted with AIS 140 VLTD Devices and Panic Buttons by 31. 12.2023.

Vehicle owners can choose any VLTD device from the available VLTD Manufacturers approved by the Government of Odisha.

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