For the Safety of Students, the Uttar Pradesh Government Mandated CCTV Cameras in School Vans

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With the safety of the students in mind, the Uttar Pradesh government has mandated that all school vans be equipped with CCTV cameras. A commercial company has already been hired by the transportation department to carry out the state’s Vehicle Location Tracking System (VLTS) installation.

All school vans operating in the state of Uttar Pradesh are required by law to have CCTV cameras installed in them. The purpose of this decision is to protect students’ security and safety. In this context, a notification has been released by L Venkateshwarlu, the principal secretary for state transportation. The rule will take effect three months after it is published in the Gazette, per the announcement.

A senior transportation official stated that the installation of CCTV cameras in school vehicles was already mandated by the Uttar Pradesh Motor Vehicle Rules. The deadline for installing CCTV cameras in all state school vans has now been specified in the notification. According to him, as soon as the planned centralised vehicle location tracking system was operational, these cameras would be put in all public transportation vehicles.

A big step has been taken by the state’s transport agency to guarantee the security of public transportation vehicles. The Vehicle Location Tracking System (VLTS), which will track the cars within the Nirbhaya framework, is being implemented by a private company.

For this reason, the organization will install, integrate, test, and commission a vehicle tracking platform.

The initiative intends to include vehicle location tracking devices into all public transportation vehicles, with the exception of e-rickshaws, two-wheelers, and three-wheelers. The whereabouts of every one of these vehicles will be tracked in real time by an integrated control and command center.

The action taken by the transport department corresponds with the notification and directive issued by the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH). It requires the Vehicle Location Tracking Device and one or more emergency buttons to be installed in all vehicles that are classified as specified public service vehicles, as defined by section 2(35) of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, as well as vehicles that are required to have national permits.

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