A Rajkot based information technology firm has developed a mobile application to help UK residents to search for the safest routes.
The app will make suggestions based on the crime rate of the road, CCTVs installed in the area, frequency of police patrolling and the shops that remain open at night time.
Chintan Panara from Rajkot who is both the promoter and the founder of Xpertness, informed that they are working with the UK police and have moved the idea with the central government for funding the project as well. And so far, they have received a positive response.
He said that the aim is to improve community safety.
“The data for this project is being gathered from the police and will be continuously updated,” said Arun Kar, ex Indian army major and alumni from IIM Bangalore, who is handling the UK business. The company has operations in Rajkot, Ahmedabad and the UK.
The basic feature of the app will assist the users to search for safer routes with the map showing the safety levels based on the data that is being updated in the app. For the selection of routes, the users will also have the option to select the parameters.
The upgraded version of the app will feature the SoS option which would allow the commuters to make quick calls, send messages for help or crisis alerts. The app would find nearby rescuers and start auto route tracking if they divert from the route.
“It is expected to be completed in the next 3-4 months. The police department will make the county’s name public once the project is rolled out,” said Panara.