The Delhi Traffic Police, which already has highly successful Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp interfaces, launched another e-initiative, namely Traffic SMS Alert service in the direction of Smart Policing.
Bhim Sain Bassi, Commissioner of Police, launched the service.
The SMS alert service can be subscribed to by sending an SMS to 9811452220. The registered users will get alerts regarding traffic situation like congestion points, water logging, rallies, political/religious processions, Dharnas/Strikes, traffic restrictions/directions, accidents/breakdown of vehicles ,etc. The service will be free of cost.
The initiative has been launched in association with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MoIT). The ministry has provided bulk SMS service free of cost to Delhi Police for this purpose, initially for a period of one year, under the Mobile Seva initiative of the government.
How to use Traffic SMS Alert service:
To register with this service, one has to just send an SMS from his/her mobile phone to 9811452220 on the format : S (one space) DTP (one space) Name
For example : S DTP Mohan Lal
After successful registering, sender will get the following confirmation messages : “Thank U 4 registering with SMS alert service of Delhi Traffic Police. May also like to use 24×7 Traffic Help line no. 1095 & WhatsApp 8750871493“. “The Traffic alerts will start within 24 hours.”
To unsubscribe this service, one may send an SMS from his/her registered mobile phone to 9811452220 with the format – S (one space) REM
For example : S REM