Kerala government defers plan for installation of GPS in vehicles
The state government has decided to defer its decision to make Global Positioning System (GPS) mandatory for all public transport vehicles, following stiff opposition from motor workers unions. Transport Minister A K Saseendran, who was against granting an extension of the deadline, announced the deferment plan in the assembly following a directive from the chief minister. He did not specify the new deadline.
The Transport Minister urged the Motor Workers Protection Committee to refrain from the proposed motor strike on June 18. The order for mandatory installation of GPS has been in effect since June 1. In the first phase, autorickshaws were exempted from it.