New Delhi, March 7: At least 4,80,652 accidents in 2016, leading to 1,50,785 deaths. To provide the necessary help to the people today Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan along with Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping Nitin Gadkari launched a 24x7 Emergency Highway Helpline Number 1033.
Addressing the launch, Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that this will be of immense help in reporting road accidents & highway-related issues such as breakdown assistance and will also save precious lives by providing timely help to accident victims.
A toll-free number, 1033, will enable users to report an emergency condition, or highway-related feedback, across the highway. The service has also integrated with various ambulance/tow away services along the road to ensure rapid response time in an emergency. The service is supported by a multi-lingual support and user location tracking features to provide the user with accurate and responsive complaint resolution.
Also Minister Nitin Gadkari is about to launch Sukhad Yatra mobile application which has been prepared by National Highways Authority of India, NHAI, to empower the Highway user.
The key feature of the app includes provision for the user to enter road quality-related information or to report any accident or pothole on the highway. It also provides users with real-time data related to waiting time expected at Plazas and various facilities like points of interest, highway nest/nest mini, etc., available across the highway. The app can also be used by the users to purchase the FASTag tag and further facilitate the highway user experience.