BPL Mobile along with Hyderabad based IMImobile has partnered with the Mumbai Police to make Mumbai roads safer. This is being done through a service, currently being used by the Mumbai Police to book cases of drinking and driving.
The service: The mobile based service helps the cops identify people who have already been caught and penalised for such cases, by just SMSing the license number of the person’s car to a confidential number. Through this system, the cops can take strict action against people who have been charged for the same more than once. Also, the records can be updated at the same time, thus making it more cop-friendly.
According to the officials, this service has helped them considerably, especially with its prompt response. It is believed that the service will help make Mumbai roads a lot more safer.
We Say: On one hand BPL is trying to fulfill its share of responsibility and at the same time setting an awesome example to other operators. We hope to see the others follow with similar steps.