Cab and auto rides to get safer as Delhi Police to track rides using QR codes

Cabs and autos in Delhi are set to get Quick Response or popularly known as QR codes, which can be scanned by using Himmat mobile phone application to inform the Delhi Police Control Room about your journey.

By: | Updated: November 3, 2017 11:07 AM

For a safer commute in the National Capital Region, you now have the option to let Delhi Police Control room to track your ride an ensure you reach your destination safely just by scanning the QR code. Cabs and autos in Delhi are set to get Quick Response or popularly known as QR codes, which can be scanned by using Himmat mobile phone application to inform the Delhi Police Control Room about your journey. People who do not have a smart phone will also be able to avail this additional safety by simply sending the code number by SMS. Delhi Police conducted a trial run in October with QR code being installed in ten kaali-peeli taxis operating at Delhi airport. There will be additional details about the driver and car pasted next to the QR code. Now, Delhi Police will start this pilot projects for autos at 10 metro stations initially says a report on Hindustan Times.

“The moment a passenger scans the QR code, the details will reach our special control room which has been set up specially for this purpose. The monitoring system will generate an SMS and send it to the passenger’s mobile phone as an alert,” said Sanjay Baniwal, special commissioner of police (airport and modernisation).

Delhi Police plans to install these QR codes to 2000 kaali-peeli taxis operating from Delhi Airport.

Baniwal further added that once the code is scanned, the mobile application leads the details of the vehicle, its owner and driver besides tracking the passenger’s journey through GPS. This move by Delhi police will not just enhance the safety in the state but if implemented right then will also lead to more takers of taxis operated by the government especially during the odd hours which might also encourage less use of private vehicles.

Image source- Hindustan Times

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