New Mobile App And Emergency Helpline To Be Launched For Highway Users

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    The new app SukhadYatra and an emergency helpline number will be launched by the Government of India for providing highway users on real time data that includes expected wait time at toll plazas together with reporting of occurrence of accident to the NHAI.

    The launch of the toll-free emergency number 1033 and app will be made tomorrow by the highways minister Nitin Gadkari tomorrow, said the statement by the ministry.

    "A toll-free number, 1033, will enable users to report an emergency condition, or highway-related feedback, across the highway. The service has also integrated with various ambulance/tow away services along the road to ensure rapid response time in emergency. The service is supported by a multi-lingual support and user location tracking features to provide the user with accurate and responsive complaint resolution," the statement said.

    The app shall also come in handy for users to purchase FASTag thus enhancing user experience.

    Also, the highways ministry will provide a financial assistance of upto Rs. 1 crore in setting up of a model driving training facility in each of the district of the state or Union territory.

    With Inputs From PTI

    Story first published: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 18:19 [IST]
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