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Sunday 22 January 2017
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Government to launch two new apps for Road safety & traffic violations

The Road transport and Highways ministry will launch two new mobile applications e-Challan and m-Parivahan to improve road safety and for the convenience of drivers and law enforcement agencies.

With the new app you will be able to report road crashes and traffic violations to enforcement agencies anywhere in the country simply by posting a photograph on a mobile app, and you will also have the option of disclosing or hide your identity.

The m-Parivahan mobile app will be useful for verifying the genuineness of drivers and vehicles for those who hire or buy a second hard vehicle. This will be launched as a part government’s initiatives to check road crashes and violation of traffic norms during the Road Safety Week. The ministry will also launch e-challan mobile app, which will prove useful for police and transport department officials to track repeated offenders.

“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,” the statement added.

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 help good Samaritans as they can report accidents by clicking pictures and reporting to traffic authorities in states and to RTOs. They can also report traffic violations. The transport ministry will ask states to provide linkages to the integrated ambulance service to help accident victims.