Mo­bile app for Road Safety

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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

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