Developed by an IITian, Gurgaon police launches road safety app

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Gurgaon Police chief Navdeep Singh Virk on Sunday launched a mobile app, ‘Safely Home’, to provide timely help to accident victims.

The app has been developed by 20-year-old IIT-Delhi student Ishan Jindal.

Launching the app on Sunday, Virk said, “Unlike other safety apps, one doesn’t need to press any emergency button to send an SMS. At the time of need, your smartphone will send out an SOS to the police, ambulance and family.”

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Many victims of road accidents die because they don’t get timely medical attention, he added.

Jindal took the opportunity to share the speciality of the app with the people present at the launch ceremony. He said that over 300 people have been using the app on a trial basis in Delhi and it has proved to be a life-saver for several victims.

Virk said the speciality of the app would be presented to the people on the next car-free day in Gurgaon, to be observed on the coming Tuesday at selected roads in the city’s IT zones.

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