Soon, find parking spot, report road jam on traffic app

Traffic App

Soon, find parking spot, report road jam on traffic app

Nagpur : After launching WhatsApp complaint number and Twitter handle to address traffic-related problems, Nagpur traffic police are designing an indigenous mobile application (traffic app) for the first time in an effort to make life easy for motorists and other road users.

From instantly registering complaints regarding haphazardly parked vehicles causing traffic jams, getting information of a towed away vehicle to finding the nearest parking spots, the app, according to Nagpur traffic police, will be a resourceful information provider for the distressed  motorists and the commuters.

The app, which is being developed by an in-house tech team of the traffic police, is expected to be launched in a week or two, across all operating systems. Though DCP traffic Chaitanya S refused to divulge anything about the concept, sources said : “The idea is to provide instant information to citizens on the go and also encourage them to be part of this citizen-police connect. The app will be comprehensive and user-friendly. During peak hours, the department receives many complaints of the traffic jams.”

“With the app, all android phone users will get updates about the congested roads and the alternate routes they can use.Besides this feature, the app will also give details of towed away vehicles.

When a vehicle is towed away, the occupant of the vehicle has to just feed in the number of the vehicle via the app and details of offence along with the address of the traffic post where the vehicle is kept will be displayed.Apart from this, to ease parking woes, commuters will get details of the nearest parking spot when they open the app and search location details through the maps.

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