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Mobile app to give real-time updates on congestion, diversions on Chennai roads – The New Indian Express

ByCindy J. Daddario

Oct 21, 2022

By Express press service

CHENNAI: City Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal launched a new mobile app called roadEase on Thursday. City police will notify Lepton, the app developer, of roadblocks and other various diversions which will be reflected on Google Maps within 15 minutes. According to a press release from the city police, on Google Maps, roadblocks, major accidents and other route deviations are not updated immediately and users have difficulty navigating the roads.

With roadEase, traffic officers can report roadblocks, major accidents and other route deviations to the internal police team which will then be sent to the app developers who will make the necessary changes on Google Maps.

A senior Lepton official said: ‘This app will be useful in notifying the public of route changes. Ideally, the process should take around 15-20 minutes. It will then be reflected on Google Maps. A trial has been conducted over the past four days and on Thursday it was officially launched.

CHENNAI: City Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal launched a new mobile app called roadEase on Thursday. City police will notify Lepton, the app developer, of roadblocks and other various diversions which will be reflected on Google Maps within 15 minutes. According to a press release from the city police, on Google Maps, roadblocks, major accidents and other route deviations are not updated immediately and users have difficulty navigating the roads. With roadEase, traffic officers can report roadblocks, major accidents and other route deviations to the internal police team which will then be sent to the app developers who will make the necessary changes on Google Maps. A senior Lepton official said: ‘This app will be useful in notifying the public of route changes. Ideally, the process should take around 15-20 minutes. It will then be reflected on Google Maps. A trial has been conducted over the past four days and on Thursday it was officially launched.