MoRTH mandates GPS tracking device for all oxygen carrying vehicles

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 04 May 2021

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The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has mandated national permit vehicles to install Vehicle Location Tracking (VLT) device as per AIS 140, for vehicles such as oxygen tankers.

The ministry says given the current pandemic situation in the country, the need for supply of oxygen to the health centres and hospitals has become essential. As a result, all vehicles, not on national permit, carrying oxygen (oxygen tankers, Argon and nitrogen tankers converted to carry liquid medical oxygen) shall also be fitted with Vehicle Location Tracking device as per AIS 140.

What’s more, many forward-thinking organisations have also stepped forward their bit to help the country fight the pandemic situation. On April 29, Autocar Professional had reported that leading mapping solution company MapmyIndia was offering free GPS tracking systems to oxygen and medical equipment transporter vehicles across India.