Uber effect: GPS now must for city’s taxi operators
In order to ensure women safety, Delhi government has ordered all taxi operators to install GPS in their vehicles, failing which fitness certificate will not be issued to them. According to a senior official, the government’s decision will be enforced on all types of taxis, including Radio taxis and black-and-yellow cabs, plying in different parts of the national capital. The government has also made it clear that taxi operators will not be issued fitness certificates unless they get Global Positioning System (GPS) installed in their vehicles. The decision comes months after a 25-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a driver enlisted with the US-based cab service, Uber, in December last year inside the taxi in which GPS was not installed.