Mangaluru, April 30, 2015: On the backdrop of Baby Nirbhaya sexual harrassement case the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) of Dakshina Kannada has set deadline to install global positioning system(GPS) in all school and college vehicles in Dakshina Kannada district.
In a meeting held on 30 March 2015, chaired by DC AB Ibrahim, has made it mandatory for all school and college vehicles in Dakshina Kannada district to install global positioning system by May 30.
It may be recalled that in March, a minor girl was sexually assaulted by the driver of her school van while he was dropping her back home from school in Thokkottu, near Mangaluru.
The RTA has directed all educational institutions, both schools and colleges to install GPS in their registered vehicles with immediate effect in the presence of an authorized vehicle inspector. And, heads of all educational institutions are required to personally visit the RTA and ensure that all documents related to their institutions’ vehicles are in order.
The educational institutions have been given time till May end to install the GPS in their vehicles. Those who fail to do so will face action under IPC Section 188 and other disciplinary action as decided by the authority concerned, a release of Sectary of RTA said.