Sindh has decided to make tracking devices for motorcycles in the province compulsory to be installed.
For making tracking devices for motorcycles compulsory, the provincial government will be amending the Motor Vehicle Ordinance.
After the proposed amendment, it will be mandatory for motorcyclists to install tracking devices in their two-wheelers.
In this regard, a summary was sent to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday by provincial transport minister.
Motorcycle companies will also be made bound to install tracking devices for motorcycles. Sindh Excise and Taxation Department will only register those motorcycles having tracking devices installed in it.
The proposal was first floated in late 2017 when the government had announced that tracking devices for motorcycles should be installed across the province in an attempt to curb street crimes.
The then Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal while chairing a meeting which was attended by tracking companies, motorcycle manufacturers, Sindh police, excise department, Rangers and Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) had taken the decision.
However, the decision was not been implemented earlier.
As per data, around 600,000 new motorcycles are being purchased in the province per annum. Reports said the exercise will create a business opportunity of around PKR 6 billion only in Karachi where more than 2.5 million motorcycles are registered.