Kozhikode: The schools in the district have started installing the global positioning system (GPS) in their buses and vans to ensure the safety of the children as per the suggestion made by the motor vehicles department.
The GPS will help the department, parents and school authorities to keep track of the vehicles and their speed. The MVD can monitor them from the control room. With the help of the radio frequency identification and detection (RFID) card issued to the students, the school authorities and the parents can also know the movement of the vehicles.
The facility is being installed by the Chirammal automotive company at a cost of Rs 15,000-- Rs 16, 000. The central government agency C- DAC in Thiruvananthapuram provides the software for it.
After the installation of the facility, the school authorities must repair or replace it within 72 hours in case it stops functioning, as per the MVD norms.
The officials said that GPS and cameras in the vehicles of educational institutions would be made mandatory....