NEW DELHI: To provide quick aid to road accident victims, Centre is coming with a mobile application where anyone can report to police and traffic authorities about a road accident. The app can also be used for checking genuineness of a vehicle or a driver that will ensure safety of passenger and help police in case of any incidents.
The m-Parivahan will be launched by the Union Transport Ministry next week to facilitate access to various transport related services. The app provides for virtual driving license and registration certificate through back end connection to Transport National Register.
“If a vehicle number is entered into the app, it will give full details of the car and the owner including his DL and RC. This will provide a way to check genuineness of a vehicle and driver, help in passenger safety when hiring a driver or when buying a second hand vehicle,” said Union Transport Secretary Sanjay Mitra.
However, the user has to be registered so that his credentials can be established. One of the ways of doing this would be through an Aadhar based OTP.
The app will also facilitate good Samaritans through technology as they can report accidents by clicking pictures and reporting to traffic authorities in states and to RTOs, with the option of hiding their identity if they so wish. States will be asked to provide linkages to the 108 service for better response.
The Ministry also plans to extend the Highway Advisory System (HAS) that it had launched last year as a pilot project on Delhi-Jaipur highway for 2400 km on 12 national highways covering 13 states viz. Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal and Odisha.