Mysuru: With lakhs of tourists, both domestic and foreign, visiting the city every year, the City Police have launched a security and safety ‘Mysuraksha’ mobile application for the benefit of tourists.
The Traffic Police, after collecting details of every public transport vehicle and their drivers, prepare QR codes and fix them on the respective vehicles.
The passengers travelling in these vehicles, can download this ‘Mysuraksha’ App through Google Play store and then scan the vehicles’ QR code using the mobile app, to get complete details of the vehicle they are travelling in and its driver.
The passengers travelling in QR coded vehicles can press the SOS button in the ‘MYSURAKSHA’ App in case of any harassment, robbery and such other crimes or offences.
With the pressing of the button, the message goes to the Police Control Room and in turn, the Control Room will pass on the panic message via GPS location to the Patrol vehicle that is nearest to the spot.
The Police Department has also incorporated the necessary communication network to send some important tips on safety and security to all those who have this application.
City Police Commissioner Dr. A. Subramanya Rao at a meeting of Auto and Taxi Owners’ Association Members and Vehicle Drivers called at the IGP (Southern Range) office here recently, educated the participants on the features and functions of this new ‘MYSURAKSHA’ safety app.
At the meeting, Dr. Rao also asked the owners and drivers of all private passenger transport vehicles to compulsorily install QR code in their vehicles to ensure the safety of passengers.
DCPs N. Vishnuvardhana and Dr. Vikram Amathe and all Traffic Police Inspectors and other Police Personnel attended the meeting.
The Police Commissioner has appealed the members of the public and tourists to make best use of ‘MYSURAKSHA’ App for ensuring their safety.