A consultant has been engaged by the state Government of Odisha, to launch vehicle location tracking system, in public transport system, for the safety of women travelers. The Center is providing financial help from Nirbhaya funds to the state Governments for installing vehicle location tracking devices and emergency buttons in the public transport vehicles.
For the safety of women travelers, VLT Gadgets will be installed in school buses, cabs, taxis, mini buses and passenger buses. Women in need of help can press emergency button provided near the seats and can expect quick response from the police. A monitoring cell would receive SOS as soon as the victim presses the emergency button and immediately alert the police about the location of the vehicle.