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App to make highway journeys safe and more comfortable

Published On : 01 Sep 2016   |  Reported By : Courtesy : The Hindu   |  Pic On: Photo credit : The Hindu

Mangaluru (The Hindu): Bengaluru-based company Highway Delite has introduced a mobile application to make highway journeys safer and more comfortable. The startup incubated at the N.S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru, is a verified information based app to help travellers make informed decisions on highways regarding pit stops for food, restrooms, fuel and emergency situations.

Highway Delite founder and CEO G. Rajesh told presspersons here on Wednesday that the app platform has information on facilities, photographs of verified restaurants, fuel pumps, lodges, restrooms, etc. claiming that it is the only verified information highway service in the country, Mr. Rajesh said the app for the first time has introduced accident zones on the map and provided the nearest emergency contact information.

The process of mapping of all the 770 accident black spots in India is based on the list provided by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. So far, the promoters have traversed 6,000 km, chiefly in Karnataka and mapped more than 3,000 verified service providers. The app is available on Google Play Store and has seen over 5,000 downloads so far, Mr. Rajesh said.

Search options
Highway Delite (only for Android) can be used to plan one’s road trip by ‘Search Along Route’ by entering the source and destination. It can also be used on a real-time location basis through ‘Search Near Me’ options which show options in the range of 15 km. The app also provides options to filter the search to a specific service provider.

Some of the important highways verified by Highway Delite are, Bengaluru-Mysuru-Mangaluru-Hassan-Bengaluru; Bengaluru-Malavalli-Mysuru-Gundlupete-Wayanad-Kozhikode-Kochi; Bengaluru-Chitradurga-Hubballi-Belagavi-Goa; Bengaluru-Hyderabad-Vijayawada; Bengaluru-Kolar-Tirupati-Madanapalli- Bengaluru; Hassan-Chikkamagaluru-Shivamogga-Tumakuru; Indore-Ujjain; Delhi-Agra; Delhi-Jaipur; Delhi-Shimla; Guwahati-Shillong-Cherapunji.

Verification and mapping is an ongoing process and the promoters will cover more North Indian regions in the coming days, Mr. Rajesh said.

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