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“ABHAYAM APP”- FOR SAFETY OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN

“ABHAYAM APP”- FOR SAFETY OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Context

Andhra Pradesh state government has launched Abhayam app, a one-of-its-kind initiative aimed at ensuring the safety of women and children while travelling in public transport, particularly auto rickshaws to raise an alarm in case of any emergency.

Details:

  • 1,000 auto rickshaws equipped with Internet of Things (IoT)enabled GPS devices would be rolled out in Visakhapatnam.
  • About 5,000 vehicles would be brought on to the platform by February 1,50,000 by July 1 and 1 lakh by November 2021 covering Vijayawada and Tirupati and other towns later.
  • It is a state-based IoT project that has been sanctioned by the GOI under the Nirbhaya scheme.
  • The application helps passengers travel around the city safely and securely, the vehicles are attached with IoT devices to track its movement.
  • Driver behaviour can be monitored through a dashboard from the command control centre.

Working:

  • Before getting into the vehicle, the passenger will need to scan the QR code affixed on the vehicle.
  • The particulars of the driver and the photo will be displayed on the application.
  • Once boarded, the route will be geo-fenced upon selection of route among 3 possible routes by the passenger.
  • The trip details can be shared with the pre-selected Confidants.

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