Kopar Khairane
Interenational

To ensure the safety of women, the UP government is installing panic buttons on 6,000 buses and using GPS to monitor movement

<p>Now that emergency buttons are being installed in all buses by the state administration, traveling in UP roads buses will be safer for women. The Uttar Pradesh government has partnered with a Japanese company to offer the function to a fleet of 6,000 buses, which will get the installation of the buttons in the current fiscal year.</p>
<p>In addition, all buses will have GPS installed by the transportation department to follow their movement in real-time. According to officials, the decision would benefit passengers by giving them real-time information on the whereabouts of the bus.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-104554″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-to-star-in-welcome-3-with-akshay-kumar-are-mika-singh-and-daler-mehndi-what-we-know-so-far-download-2023-07-31t181750.042.jpg” alt=”” width=”1214″ height=”680″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-to-star-in-welcome-3-with-akshay-kumar-are-mika-singh-and-daler-mehndi-what-we-know-so-far-download-2023-07-31t181750.042.jpg 300w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-to-star-in-welcome-3-with-akshay-kumar-are-mika-singh-and-daler-mehndi-what-we-know-so-far-download-2023-07-31t181750.042-150×84.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1214px) 100vw, 1214px” /></p>
<p>“One of the most significant changes is the installation of panic buttons using Nirbhaya funding. The action will make sure that ladies may travel safely. They may push the panic button in an emergency, according to Yajurved Singh, general manager (IT) of the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC).</p>
<p>The UP transport department, according to Singh, has worked with the Japanese company NEC to guarantee the installation of panic buttons in buses. But how would the emergency button function?</p>
<p>Each bus will have at least 10 panic buttons mounted at several easily accessible locations, according to Singh. These buttons will be connected to the UPSRT’s headquarters’ special control room and the Dial 112 emergency response support system (ERSS). The position, identity, and personal data of the driver, as well as other crucial information, are sent to the control room and 112 helpline when a panic button is depressed. The local police would then be consulted to guarantee that the passenger in need receives prompt assistance, Singh said.</p>
<p>The transport department will also put GPS in all of its buses, according to authorities, in addition to panic buttons, to provide passengers with real-time movement information. According to authorities, this would also help travelers plan their trips appropriately.</p>
<p>In 2021, the concept of adding emergency buttons to buses was first raised. The idea, however, was never carried out because of administrative and technological hiccups. The UP transport division has over 11,000 buses, which are essential for everyday commuters.</p>
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