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Log on to traffic police site to beat jams, plan route

delhi Updated: Sep 15, 2011 23:01 IST
Subhendu Ray
Subhendu Ray
Hindustan Times
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Logging on to Delhi police's website will soon alert you to pre-planned events that may obstruct traffic movement on the route you are planning to take to office that day.

And all this information will be available to you on the go if you have a next generation mobile phone.

In a month's time, the Delhi Traffic Police's interactive website - www.delhitrafficpolice.nic.in - will be accessible through 2G and 3G mobiles.

The website will tell users which route to take from one place to another in the city while also informing them about restrictions, diversions, road blocks and damaged routes. Real time traffic situation, however, will not be available on the website.

"The website currently provides only route directions across the NCR. Soon, it will provide information about the traffic situation on the proposed route, traffic diversion plan, restrictions imposed on traffic movement for any rally or dharna. All this can be accessed on mobile phone," said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).

"People with GPS enabled mobile phones can get route directions on the Google map. But our website will give you additional information such as which roads to avoid, what routes are congested and other useful information," said an official.

After seeing massive success of the commuter service through Facebook, Twitter and SMS, the Delhi traffic police have decided to popularise the interactive website as commuters' navigator in the Capital.

This, according to the police, will help Delhiites as well as tourists. "We often receive complaints that autos and hired taxis take outsiders through a longer route to earn the extra buck. With the help of our website, a commuter will be able guide the taxi driver to take the shortest and most convenient route," said a senior police officer.