Police Launch Mobile App for City Commuters

Published: 14th October 2015 04:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th October 2015 05:19 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD:The Hyderabad Police on Tuesday launched a new mobile phone app that comes with a number of services at one place. Commissioner M Mahendar Reddy launched the app, Hyderabad Traffic Live, which is currently available free on Android platform on Google Playstore. Both Telugu and English user interface is available.

The most significant of the app’s features is ‘Auto Fare Estimation’. A commuter can not only find out the estimated fare for an autorickshaw ride to any destination but also lodge a complaint immediately in case of “refusal, not coming on meter, over-charging, drunk-driving, misbehaviour, eve-teasing, etc.”

One has to press the ‘public service complaint’ button at the bottom of the screen, enter the vehicle number, driver’s name, comments and complainant’s details including email and mobile number, and submit the same. The feature comes with a disclaimer and a false complaint to the police is a punishable offence.

“On registering a complaint, an alert will be sent immediately to the nearest constable available. Only if he attends to the complaint, the case will be closed. We will conduct a periodical review and take feedback too. Using this app, a citizen can lodge a complaint while on the move,” said additional commissioner of police (traffic) Jitender.

“Technology has played a huge role in enforcement against drunk driving where we have an evidence-based, citizen-friendly approach now,” said Mahendar Reddy.  The features of the app include a public interface where citizens can report traffic violations, crime, violations by police and suggestions. Another feature,  Live Traffic, will give the user information on traffic congestion on various routes in the city. A user can also locate police stations, find e-challan status, RTA vehicle details and towed vehicle details.

The police commissioner also launched another app on footpath encroachments by shopkeepers and vendors.Photographs of footpath encroachments by shopkeepers and vendors can be clicked on Android tabs and the entire data of the vendor, shop licence, etc along with GPS coordinates will be generated to charge-sheet a violator.

‘Hyderabad Traffic Live’

■ Autorickshaw fare estimation and complaint lodging.

■ Citizens can report traffic violations, crime, violations by police, etc.

■ Information on traffic congestion on various routes.

■  Location of nearest police stations, finding e-challan status, RTA information and towed vehicle details

■  Another app for police to deal with footpath encroachments.

Sobering Effect

City traffic police are after tipsy drivers like never before. Extending their night watch to day time, the cops on duty are going full throttle to make the city roads safer. A look

200 Booked

The traffic police have booked 200 cases of drunken driving in day time within 10 days

Surprise Element

Since they cannot check each and every vehicle during day time, the police identify different locations every day. It is not difficult to identify a drunk driver as he starts panicking at their very sight.

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