State Transportation Commissioner Avinash Dhakne said the VLTS will have a tracking device in every commercial vehicle, which will make it easier to track its location and focus on vehicles breaking traffic rules. “A similar VLTS is working successfully in Kerala, where stray drivers are caught on highways through remote monitoring,” Dhakne said, adding that law enforcement agencies can check every vehicle. “You can see if a vehicle is accelerating on the freeway or cutting lanes. You can immediately alert the traffic officers on that road and intercept the vehicle, pursue the offender and impose penalties, ”he said.
The Department of Transportation will appoint an agency to provide the infrastructure for the VLTS, including the establishment of the command and control center for the state.
Sources said the state will also appoint authorized providers of the tracking device, which will become mandatory in the near future. The device will be linked to a central command center which will be monitored by the state transportation department for major state roads and highways.
It will also reduce the number of incidents and fatalities, Dhakne said.
Sources said the tracking device would be linked to the vehicle’s registration number.