GPS fitted on 30 Mumbai police vehicles not functioning
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 03, 2011, 22:17
Mumbai: The Global Positioning System (GPS) installed on about 30 vehicles of Mumbai police was found to be not functioning with computers in the police control room unable to trace them, the newly appointed Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik found to his dismay on his maiden visit to the control room.

The new Police Commissioner inspected the control room early this week and examined the working system there, including the computers that track police vehicles fitted with GPS technology.

"I sought to know why some vehicles on patrolling duty could not be traced in the computers despite GPS and Geographic Information System (GIS) systems fitted on them. I was told the equipment on these vehicles are not functioning due to some technical problems," Patnaik said.

"I ordered that the contractor concerned should immediately ensure that these systems start functioning. I don't know since when they were not working," he added.

The Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) are space-based global navigation satellite systems that provide reliable location and time information of the vehicle it is fitted with.

City Police's 500 vehicles--vans and jeeps-- have been fitted with the GPS and the GIS systems so that the movements of the vehicles can be tracked and could be diverted to the locations required in case of emergency.


First Published: Thursday, March 03, 2011, 22:17

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