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CCTV Compulsory in Odisha Buses

Bhubaneswar, April 29: Now CCTV and GPS are mandatory for the buses in Odisha. The move has been taken for the safety of the passengers while traveling by buses.

According to a notification issued by the Transport and Commerce department today, all the buses both government and private across the state are bound to install the close circuit television (CCTV) camera and global positioning system (GPS) or else the route permits will not be given.

There are 15,000 private and 426 government buses are plying in the state.

Talking to media, Transport and Commerce minister Ramesh Majhi said that two important sub-sections have been added to the Odisha Motor Vehicles Rules 1993 to make it mandatory in the state.

As per the first sub-section, CCTV and GPS will be mandatory in the buses to get route permits. The second sub-section says that the drivers, conductors, helpers and other employees of the busses are required to submit their documents including their photographs, address proof, addresses, and police clearance, at the RTO. 

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