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Boarding a Taxi? Look who's watching you!

Each taxi has been equipped with three tiny cameras, one installed near the centre mirror of the vehicle, covering only the driver, while the other two are set up at the front and rear of the taxi, externally

  • The installation of cameras will help RTA monitor the security and safety of the passengers and drivers.
  • Cameras will also raise the efficiency of returning lost and found items.

The CCTV cameras will provide feed to the transport authority’s control centre.

The pilot phase is expected to last a few months and during this period feedback will be taken from drivers and passengers.

“It is an interesting addition to the technologies and security systems available on taxis. Though one may not always like to be monitored closely, it will definitely make you feel safer in a taxi,” said Alan Cremer, a health professional, who uses taxis frequently.

Apart from bringing a sense of security to passengers, it also serves as a back up for taxi drivers in cases of dispute.

 

Will cameras in taxis make you feel safer?