SMS brings light to Indian city roads
Chandigarh (India) drivers may soon be able to lodge a complaint by SMS if a street light is not working, by texting the special "ID code” assigned to each pole. The complaint number will be sent back automatically to the cellphone of the complainant. And after the streetlight is repaired, the complainant will receive an SMS telling him that it's been fixed…or not. Will this light combination work?
The UT Traffic Police conducted a survey in the first week of June to assess the condition of streetlights on the four busiest city roads — Himalaya Marg, Madhya Marg, Dakshin Marg and Sukhna Path. The survey revealed that one-third of the streetlights (492 out of 1,062) were non-operational. I guess there will be many complaints via sms then. Surprisingly, the survey found out that neither the Municipal Corporation nor the UT Administration had information about the non-functional streetlights. Well, they will be informed soon after the cascade of sms rushes in. And there will be light!
[Via Chandigarh Newsline.