In a current notification put out by the Ministry Of Highway Transport And Highways, rear door little one locks on all business passenger automobiles similar to taxis - personal, app primarily based cabs or basic taxis, might be disabled from July 1, 2019. The notification was despatched out to state commissioners of all states and union territories throughout the nation by the ministry on November 29, 2018 and is claimed to be in response to incidents which were reported previously the place passengers have complained of doorways being locked utilizing the kid lock system. Nearly each single automobile bought in India comes with the kid lock system for the rear doorways that may be disabled or enabled utilizing a small toggle change on the door itself as seen within the footage under and above.
The notification from the MoRTH or Ministry Of Highway Transport And Highways goes on to make clear that that is relevant to the M1 class of automobiles, that are primarily mild automobiles with much less that 7 seats. These embrace vehicles and MPVs used as basic black and yellow or extra popularly often called Kaali Peeli taxis together with the favored fleet automobiles utilized by the favored app primarily based taxi providers like Uber or OLA.
Simply this yr there have been a number of reported instances the place drivers of Uber and OLA cabs in Delhi and in different cities 'kidnapped' and molested ladies utilizing the kid lock function within the rear doorways to make sure that the passengers couldn't open the doorways from inside and that the doorways may solely be opened manually from the skin. Actually, it's crucial that each passenger moving into an app primarily based or basic black and yellow taxi verify whether or not the kid lock is activated or not as a precaution. This off beam might be eradicated after the MoRTH ruling comes into impact later this yr making taxi rides a lot safer for ladies and for all passengers typically.