The city traffic police department is gearing up to launch a mobile based application to keep commuters apprised of traffic jams. Conversely, commuters will also be able to seek police help for a way out of jams, officials said. The app will be launched by mid-August.
Officials said that commuters will be able to download the application for free from Google Play Store. Officials said that commuters can use the app at any time to seek help from the traffic police.
Anil Agarwal, additional director general of police (ADGP) of traffic for Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday said that the application would help commuters avoid traffic jams and move through alternative routes.
“We hope that from August 15, this application would be available in the public domain. We are launching this application on a pilot basis in Noida,” the ADGP said.
Traffic jams across the city are a huge problem that cause wastage of fuel, energy and time of both traffic police and commuters. NH-24, Master Plan (MP 1, 2 and 3 Roads), Udyog Marg and other major roads witness huge traffic jams and lack of manpower has been a big constraint in managing traffic.
“We hope that the commuters will use this application to coordinate with us and benefit from it. Commuters can inform us if they are stuck in jams and need our help. They can send us information with exact details of the location and can also send us pictures through this application. We will immediately send our staff to the site to decongest the traffic. We will also be able to guide commuters accordingly,” Prabal Pratap Singh, superintendent of police (traffic) Noida, said.