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Indian City Installs GPS, Panic Buttons In Autorickshaws


Jayalalitha21CHENNAI (Tamil Nadu), Aug 26 – Southern Tamil Nadu state will equip autorickshaws in capital Chennai with meters fitted with GPS and a panic button to ensure passenger safety, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said in a statement the meters would also have GPS enabled electronic digital printers for passengers to pay their ticket and receive a receipt.

“In the event anyone travelling in an autorickshaw faces some danger, they can press the panic button fitted in the meter to alert police,” she said.


Rickshaws-in-Delhi-001Officials said the government has also announced the revision of fares for autorickshaws.

The first 1.8km will cost Rs25 (US$0.39) and Rs12 (US$0.19) for every additional kilometre.

Autorickshaws are one of the popular modes of local transport in Chennai with more than 71,000 plying in the city.