The Indian government is giving a major push to road safety. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is planning to launch two mobile apps M-Parivahan and E-challan soon. The ministry has conducted many campaigns in the past to educate people about proper driving and driving etiquettes. However, many of them are unaware on how to approach the authorities in times of crisis.
Two mobile apps M-Parivahan and e-challan would give a push to road safety and also facilitate citizen interactions. M-Parivahan app facilitates to search and establish the genuineness of a vehicle and driver. E-challan is an enforcement app for traffic police and transport authorities.
“The ministry is planning to launch two apps related to road safety and customer facilitation. One of them would be e-challan which would be used by the enforcement authorities and another would be m-Parivahan which would provide host of services to citizens,” a Road Ministry official said.
The M-Parivahan app comes with basic features and allows users to report or complain about inappropriate road behavior. The app will provide details of all vehicles registered and serve as a digital license provider for citizens. The M-Parivahan app will be available soon on most of the smartphones.
“We expect to give a big push to the road safety cause with these two apps and also facilitate customers while interacting with the transport department. M-Parivahan will help in the safety of the passengers if they are hiring a driver. It will also help transporters. Secondly, it will help the people who are buying a second-hand car,” the official said.
E-challan mechanism facilitates cashless fine payments for violating rules. Under Motor Vehicles Act, the police, and the transport authorities can impose fines on the traffic violators. The app provides entire information about the vehicle owner or the license holder from the back end. The authorities have the option to tick the proper violation, and the challans will be generated accordingly.