A 24×7 Emergency Highway Helpline Number 1033 has been introduced. Much needed to cope with incidents on highways, this new development will make possible reporting of road accidents and highway related issues – breakdown assistance, etc. The integrated programme can be key is saving lives by being able to dispatch timely help to accident victims.
1033 toll-free enables users to report an emergency or highway-related feedback across national highways. MoRTH aims to integrate the service with ambulance and tow away services for rapid response in an emergency. 1033 service is supported by multi-lingual support. User location tracking helps with accuracy and responsive complaint resolution.
Sukhad Yatra mobile App is designed to aid National Highway Commuters of India. The app is designed to combat fraud through overcharging by a Toll Plaza with information regarding fee applicable for every booth.
Places of interest and routes are marked for those who wish to explore a route along the way. The App reflects waiting period at a plaza as at a particular time in real time. Once you cross a plaza, feedback of can be provided. For users to access toll information, the app needs to access location. Sukhad Yatra app lets users enter road quality-related information and report potholes. FASTag purchases are factored in.
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Government of India will also undertake setting up model driving training centres across India to foster training and skill up-gradation in the hope of subsequently providing employment opportunities by tapping into the market of skilled HMV and LMV drivers, a need for responsible highway driving for cargo carriers.
Under Driving Training Center scheme that gets financial assistance from MoRTh, a model centre will be set up in each district to boost employment opportunity. The long term goal is to inculcate a habit of road safety through a change in behaviour and attitude of drivers. Training courses will be formulated for drivers transporting dangerous/hazardous goods.
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