The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is soon going to launch two transportation based apps by the names e-Challan and m-Parivahan. The apps will be eligible for the smartphones. The Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will launch both the apps this week during the 28th Road Safety Week from 9th-15th January. Both the apps will focus on the enforcement of traffic rules in a more systematic way.
Whereas the e-Challan app will help the Police to enforce the traffic rules and will feature the integrated Vahan and Sarathi applications, Vahan is for vehicle registration and Sarathi is for driving license. On the other hand, m-Parivahan will be a citizen based app which will provide access to various transportation related facilities, to the citizens. The apps will be easily available on the Google Play Store. Both the apps will be the part of the PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India campaign.
Modi recently made headlines with his another Digital India Campaign based app BHIM which helps citizens during the ongoing demonetization period. The app saw a large number of downloads on the Play Store.
m-Parivahan is claimed to bring a big change the way the transportation system works. The app will not focus only on the enforcement of law and order but will also help the citizens and the authorities to do the transaction work in a more transparent way. The e-Challan app will change the way how authorities deal with the law breakers of the society. We feel there is a need for such system changes in a country where we easily find our getaways from challans or cops by bribing them, running away in another direction from them or by requesting them to give the last warning.
The app also has a feature of uploading pictures of any accidents or traffic violations. If you see any such thing on roads then you can instantly take a picture and upload it on your m-Parivahan app. The authorities will then look forward into the matter. Another feature of the app is you have to register your vehicle on the app with the details. It will help the other users if they are looking for a second-hand vehicle. To look for a second-hand car, a user will need to log in and then fill the details of his/her requirements.
The Digital India campaign is going quite well for the Prime Minister who believed in it since its inception. The campaign is trying their best to digitize the country and give it a modern touch.