In a bid to ensure safety for women employees, the Gurgaon district administration has asked all vehicles that ferry female passengers between home and work to install GPS tracking devices.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) has to be installed in all vehicles ferrying women passengers in the corporate sector within a month, said Hardeep Singh, the Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner in an official release.
Singh said, Gurgaon has become a hub that host many international firms in the IT, finance, and educational sectors, where women work on large numbers.
Such companies offer pick-up and drop facilities, mostly through tie-ups with vehicle rental companies. Since these vehicles are not equipped with GPS, it becomes difficult to track them, especially if there's an unfortunate event.
Also, the Deputy Commissioner said action would be taken against cabs who fail to meet the deadline to equip vehicles with GPS. When safety is the topic, Volvo would come to one's mind, since the Swedish company was the first to introduce seatbelts. The evolution has come leap years ahead, like the S90 pictured below.