A ‘QR Code Scheme’ has been launched by Delhi Lt. Governor on Friday, for its Himmat Plus Safety App. The element has been intended to upgrade the wellbeing and security of travelers, especially of ladies, going in the yellow and dark taxicabs and auto-rickshaws from air terminals, just as Railway and Metro stations in the national capital.
The launch event was attended by Delhi Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnik, all Special Commissioners of Delhi Police, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) MD Mangu Singh, Northern Railway Divisional Railway Manager SC Jain, and other senior officials of the Railway Protection Force.
Several students from Swamy Sharadhanand College, Zakir Hussain College, Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Mata Sundari College, as well as an office-bearer of auto-rickshaw and taxi unions, and around 1,000 auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers were also present at the program.
QR codes were distributed to some of the auto-rickshaws and taxi drivers on occasion.
As per the statistics, 3000 auto-rickshaws and taxis are part of this initiative.
The Railways Deputy Commissioner (DCP) Dinesh Kumar Gupta said that the purpose of developing this application was to provide quick emergency help to Delhi citizens.
Gupta said, “The citizens can avail this service just by downloading and registering on the app at no cost. Once users complete the registration, they can avail emergency help with just a click.”
The app is available on both Android and IOS. Officers also said that the app would empower women and boost their confidence while traveling.
He also added, “In the QR code functionality, the user opens the Himmat Plus App and scans the QR code from the card which is placed on the headrest of the driver’s seat, facing the customer. When the user presses the ‘Report Journey’ button, it sends the location with the driver’s unique ID to the Himmat dashboard at Police Head Quarters.”
“This added feature in Himmat Plus is intended to ensure that genuine and verified drivers only take the passenger to their destination from the airport and Metro stations thus ensuring the passenger’s safety, security and last-mile connectivity,” he added.