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Mobile app to help commuters in distress on Noida - Gr Noida E-way

Noida Traffic police has launched a mobile application - highway traffic management system - to help streamline traffic on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.

noida Updated: May 10, 2016 13:57 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Mobile-based highway traffic management system application has been helpful for commuters in distress on the Noida-Greater Noida expressway.
Mobile-based highway traffic management system application has been helpful for commuters in distress on the Noida-Greater Noida expressway.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

The Noida traffic police, which last week launched a mobile application called highway traffic management system (HTMS), is hopeful that it will help streamline traffic on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.

Apart from other benefits, the application provides the facility of calling the police by just touching an icon on the phone screen. Commuters who get stuck in traffic or meet with an accident and need urgent help can use the app.

The application was supposed to be launched nearly a year ago, but was delayed.

“The application came to the rescue of an elderly couple when petrol in their scooter got over and they were stuck nearly 2 kilometre behind Pari Chowk (towards Noida). They used HTMS app to call up the traffic police for help,” said Dharmendra Singh Yadav, traffic inspector, Gautam Budh Nagar.

The application also has numbers of essential services such as police control room, traffic police helpline (7065100100 toll free) and traffic police headquarters 99711009001. (Hindustan Times)

The application includes four telephone numbers for commuters’ help. The commuters between the Mahamaya flyover and Chilla can dial 7042692311 for crane, ambulance or any other help. Those facing problems between Sector 82 and Mahamaya flyover can dial 7042692312. Commuters trapped between Sector 82 and Sector 135 can dial 7042692313 and those stuck between Sector 135 and Pari Chowk can dial 7042692314.

The application also has numbers of essential services such as police control room, traffic police helpline (7065100100 toll free) and traffic police headquarters 99711009001.

In February-March last year, the traffic police installed a traffic management system, also known as highway traffic management system (HTMS), on the expressway. As part of the system, high- definition CCTV cameras and speed-checking devices were installed on the highway.

On Monday, the traffic police presented a detailed report on HTMS, including its functioning and deficiencies, before Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Javeed Ahmad in Noida on Monday.

‘He travelled from Noida to Greater Noida through the expressway to understand the HTMS and it’s functioning. He was satisfied wìth the overall system,’ said SP traffic Sanjay Singh.