DTC asked to install GPS in buses in four monthsFebruary 4th, 2009 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday pulled up the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) for not installing the global positioning system (GPS) in public buses despite its direction in 2007 and asked it to do so in four months for passengers’ safety.“Is human life more important than money? You (DTC) should not compromise on safety of citizens and it should be the priority,” a division bench headed by Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and Justice Sanjeev Khanna said.
It asked the DTC to issue tenders for installing GPS within four months.
Meanwhile, Delhi government counsel Mukta Gupta informed the court that 2,500 low-floor buses will be on Delhi roads by next month. At present, 650 low-floor buses are plying in the capital.
The court was hearing a case relating to private Blueline buses that had killed a large number of people in road accidents.