Wednesday, February 07, 2018

How QR code will make ride from IGI airport safer

New Delhi: From Wednesday, a person landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) will be able to get the details about his taxi or auto driver on his mobile phone.
All he will have to do is scan the QR code hanging on the headrest of the driver's seat with Delhi Police's revamped Himmat app.
The emergency mobile application, now called Himmat Plus, was launched on Tuesday by lieutenant governor Anil Baijal and police commissioner Amulya Patnaik. The app will also ensure that the rides are tracked by the police. Patnaik said a database of 3,000 auto, e-rickshaw and taxi drivers had been prepared and a unique QR code assigned to each of them.
According to special commissioner Sanjay Baniwal, the database contains the photo of the driver along with his address and mobile phone number. "It will be visible after the user scans the code," he said, adding that the vehicle's registration details and those of the owner of the vehicle can also be accessed by the commuter.
07/02/18 Times of India