India: In a move to ensure that women feel safe while coming and going from office, the Gurgaon district administration has asked all vehicles that ferry female passengers between home and work to install GPS tracking devices.
The directive is passed by Hardeep Singh, the Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner in an official release, which says, all vehicles ferrying women passengers in the corporate sector will have to install GPS within a month’s time.
Singh said, Gurgaon has become a hub that host many international firms in the IT, finance, and educational sectors, where women work on large numbers.
Such companies offer pick-up and drop facilities, mostly through tie-ups with vehicle rental companies. Since these vehicles are not equipped with GPS, it becomes difficult to track them, especially if there’s an unfortunate event.
Also, the Deputy Commissioner said action would be taken against cabs who fail to meet the deadline to equip vehicles with GPS. When safety is the topic, Volvo would come to one’s mind, since the Swedish company was the first to introduce seatbelts. The evolution has come leap years ahead, like the S90 pictured below.