Mobile app for Road Safety
Information on road block, accident, road maintenance and border road closure can now be available on the mobile app named “Bhutan Road Safety “as the Department of Roads under the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement formally took over the operation of the Road Safety Apps from the G2C Office on last Friday.
The mobile apps has the features to received reminders on the due dates for vehicle documents renewal, look up general safety tips and traffic rules. The apps also gives details of the emission test centers.
The Director, Department of Roads stated on the salient features of the Apps, whereby the citizens can now have access to timely and credible information on road blocks and road maintenance works carried out by the Depart- ment. He expressed how such information will save time and resources for the citizens.
As per agreement between the two agencies, upon the handing taking of the apps, the Department of Roads shall be the sole owner of the Road Safety Mobile Apps and the single point of contact for any operation and management regarding the Road Safety Apps. In addition, the Department will be carrying out regular up- dation and ensure that information provided are updated.
In order to support the Department of Roads in the initial stabilization of the system, the G2C Office will be providing enhancement support to make the apps more dynamic and also conduct user training, if required by the Department.
In line with this, a TV advocacy clip on the apps is released to create awareness among the people on the Road Safety Apps.
The Road Safety apps was developed under Public Safety category of Mobile App Competition in 2015 organized by G2C Office, Prime Minister’s Office, RGoB for as part of their public service delivery mandate. It is currently available on the google play store and on www. citizenservices.gov.bt