Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Traffic Police has tied up with a website on Wednesday and launched a free Short Messaging Service to alert commuters about traffic jams, live traffic situations and referring alternate routes.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) CV Anand said that the SMS service is available to all citizens who possess a mobile connection.
The city has been divided into six different groups, HTP, HTPNORTH, HTPEAST, HTPWEST, HTPSOUTH, HTPCNTRL, HYDPOL. To avail of the free SMS alerts service, the citizens should send an SMS with the body ‘JOIN
The people of Hyderabad will also have the option of enrolling through a Web application placed on FB page and the Hyderabad Traffic Police website.
This service is for opt-in motorists who subscribe to receive SMS traffic alerts .The SMS service is free; the only charge people have to pay is that for the initial (first) message to start the subscription. After that there is no charge on receiving SMS traffic alerts.
Cell numbers that have DND (Do Not Disturb) service activated will not receive the SMS. People will have to stop the DND service to receive SMS Traffic alerts.(INN)