PUNJAB BECOMES FIRST STATE TO MAP ALL ACCIDENT-PRONE SITES ON NAVIGATION PLATFORM, SAYS DGP PUNJAB GAURAV YADAV
In yet another initiative aimed at road safety ahead of the launch of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann’s flagship project ‘Sadak Surakhia Force’, Punjab Police, in a groundbreaking collaboration with MapMyIndia, has meticulously mapped all 784 accident black spots across the state on their navigation system Mappls App, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Monday.
“Citizens navigating using Mappls App will now receive voice alerts in Punjabi alerting the commuters about the black spot ahead, making Punjab the first state to Map accident-prone sites as part of the Road Safety,” he said.
MapmyIndia’s Mappls app— a 100% swadeshi app developed especially for India, will alert the commuters by giving a voice message “Blackspot 100 meter di doori te hai (Black Spot is 100 meters ahead)”, making Punjab the sole state to map accident-prone locations comprehensively. Accident black spot is a place where road traffic accidents have historically been concentrated.
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Traffic Amardeep Singh Rai, while sharing his insights, emphasised that this driving aid is designed to elevate the overall safe driving experience on Punjab’s roads. He expressed confidence that the proactive implementation of voice alerts in Punjabi is a crucial step towards creating a more informed and vigilant driving community.
“Punjab takes pride in being the first state in the country to implement such a comprehensive mapping of accident black spots”, he said, while adding that furthermore, this innovative safety feature has been tailored to user preferences, offering voice alerts in regional languages based on individual choices.
Traffic Advisor Punjab Dr Navdeep Asija said that the collaboration with MapmyIndia represents a significant step forward in our efforts not only to streamline the traffic management across Punjab but also to prioritise the safety of citizens, commuters, and the general public, all without any associated costs.