September 17, 2019
‘Patha Bandhu’ app to enable prompt accident alerts
The Safe Drive, Save Life project has managed to curb accidents to quite an extent all over Bangla, after being introduced in Kolkata in 2016.
When accidents do happen though, especially on highways, it is often difficult to get help for the victims immediately. It is for such situations that the State Government is bringing out an app called Patha Bandhu. According to an official at Nabanna, the app would be released before Durga Pujo.
The app has been designed to strengthen the eyes and ears (first information sources) of the public in public areas. Users, including victims, can alert hospitals and the police about an accident that has taken place.
The app is the brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She had announced the app on July 1, on the occasion of Doctors’ Day.
As an example of its use, the Chief Minister, while announcing the app, had said that owners of paan and tea shops along highways and other roads can be provided with the app as they are often the first witnesses to accidents as well as the first to offer help. The use of the app is faster than the response that one can get by dialling 100.
Source: The Times of India