New Delhi, Sept 13: Keen to keep a track on the movement of those riding rented bikes, Delhi government has mandated installation of Global Positioning System (GPS) in two wheelers hired through the newly-introduced bike-on-rent facility in the national capital.
On the lines of Goa, government recently introduced bike-on-rent scheme under which the two wheelers will be available on rent at metro stations, ISBTs and railway stations and important places across the capital.
"In order to ensure safety for those using this facility, government has decided to make the installation of GPS mandatory in rented bikes," a senior government official said.
The official said that without installation of GPS in bikes, government will not issue license to the firms, adding the applicant is also required to submit character verification certificate of self and staff working under him from Delhi Police.
"Through GPS, government can track the movement of those riding rented bikes in case anything goes wrong. At the time of hiring bike, one will be required at bike counters and thereafter, they would be given the bike on rent," official also said.
According to official, the license granted or renewed under the scheme will be valid for the period of five years from the date of grant and renewal.
"The licensees have been directed to maintain a data base of the license and proof of address of the hirer of the motor cycle for a period of one year," official added. Official said the move aims at providing last mile connectivity to tourists and individuals in the national capital.