Hyderabad: Private cab services in Telangana, those integrated with Telangana State police, now have an ‘emergency button’ installed in a service application, primarily aimed at boosting safety for women travellers.

In case of any emergency, the commuters travelling in private cabs can press on the ‘Emergency button’  in the related Cab Services App.

Once a commuter “in distress” presses the “emergency button” in the App, the message will be transmitted to Hawk Eye App ( an initiative of the TS police ) through a backend operational workflow. This will enable passing on “Lat: Long” Location and other details of the passenger cab to the police resources attending to the emergency services viz; Police Control Room, located in the nearby Patrol Mobile.

Further, the same message will be transmitted to the regional station house officer, divisional Assistant and Deputy Commissioner of police in addition to the Control Room of Cab Operators, registered family members, friends etc.

The Director General of Police Mr. M. Mahendar Reddy in an official statement, explained, “On receiving the information, the police will be able to respond immediately to reach the commuter in distress by continuously tracking the movement of the vehicle on the geotagged map. This facility will not only help in the apprehension of the offender before the crime is committed but also help in enhancing the levels of safety and security to all the commuters on the move and their family members at home”.So far, The process of integrating Police Patrols with passenger  cabs have been achieved for  “OLA” “TORA” “Move in Sync”, 112 (Shout App developed by MHA), App developed by Telangana Tourism etc.

The chief of the police has directed providers of Cab Services / Public Service Vehicles to get their Mobile App integrated with Police Patrols for enhancing safety of the commuters.

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