Panic buttons to return in DTC buses
The panic buttons, which had been disconnected last year, were started even as the Transport department was considering new approaches to improving the system.
Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami on Tuesday said the panic buttons on low-floor DTC buses would soon be operational.
“We had decided to stop this some time ago after reports that it was being used by passengers to stop buses in between bus stops. However, we have decided to resume these services to provide more security in public transport,” Goswami said.
According to the Transport Minister, a private company had presented an upgraded version of panic buttons.
“In the present system, if the button is pressed, the warning light near the driver is activated. But in the private company’s model, the panic button is connected to the fuel system and will bring the bus to a halt immediately,” Goswami said.
He said the Transport department was looking at several options available in improving such systems in public transport.
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