Delhi Police offer to help other states build apps

Delhi Police have offered to help police of other states to adopt web and mobile applications launched by the department this year.

The Lost Report App has been used by over six lakh users since February, while over 13,000 police clearance certificates have been issued through another app launched in August. Delhi Police also have a traffic app which has been adopted by Gurgaon and Uttarakhand Police.

Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi made the offer during an interstate coordination meet held on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by senior police officers of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir. “Bassi stressed upon using technology with innovative ideas for providing better service to public,” said Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat.

During the meeting, Bassi explained the functioning of Lost Report App and shared the success of Police Clearance Certificate App. “He said all possible assistance will be provided if other states wanted to adopt these applications,” Bhagat added. Bassi appreciated the traffic app launched by Gurgaon Police and the measures adopted by Uttarakhand Police in managing traffic.

Delhi Police’s app for lodging complaints of lost and stolen articles was launched on February 26. The facility only accepts reports that come under the category of ‘lost’ and complainant has to approach the nearest police station for reporting serious offences. “It not only saves the time of a complainant, but also eases mental and physical stress,” said a police officer.

The traffic police app aims at increasing public engagements and providing them with easy access to information about traffic in the capital. “The vision is to enable public to avail information about traffic. The services provided include traffic alerts, fare and distance calculator while using autorickshaw, taxi and radio cabs. Complaints against autos and taxis in case of harassment, overcharging and misbehavior can also be lodged,” the officer added.

The app for Police Clearance Certificate was launched on August 8 and the applicants now get digitally signed PCC within seven working days through an email.

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