With the way things are going, it looks like Bengaluru Traffic Police will soon need a magic wand to decongest traffic in the city. Some senior traffic officials have to rely on Google Maps during significant events or peak hours to get real-time information on traffic every day.
However, soon they will be able to use an app made exclusively for them for this very purpose.
“A team of officials from Google and the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) is developing a custom-made ‘Traffic analyser app’ for the traffic police, which will help in congestion management, benefiting the general public,” R. Hitendra, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), told The Hindu.
Through the app, traffic cops will be able to check the level of traffic on different routes.
‘Green’ will indicate low traffic, ‘yellow’ will indicate moderate traffic and ‘red’ will indicate heavy traffic. The app will use a GPS-based system hence the traffic information as well as the routes will be accurate.
“After the introduction of the app, if any stretch is seen to be badly affected, a screenshot of the map will be sent on the WhatsApp group to the traffic inspector, ACP, and DCP concerned for corrective action. The top brass will be kept in the loop to ensure a prompt response,” R.I. Kasim, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic Planning), told the publication.