ALERT! Dial 1033 to report an accident on the highway
Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways, Shipping and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari has come up with a toll-free emergency number to report an accident on the highway.
You can now dial 1033 to report an accident.
“A toll-free number, 1033, will enable users to report an emergency condition, or highway-related feedback, across the highway. The service has also integrated with various ambulance/tow away services along the road to ensure rapid response time in an emergency. The service is supported by a multi-lingual support and user location tracking features to provide the user with accurate and responsive complaint resolution,” the statement said.
The government said at least one model driving training centre will be set up in each district of every state or UT by the Highways Ministry with the financial assistance of up to Rs 1 crore. “The agency shall also invest an equal amount of the grant under the scheme. The scheme is designed with an objective of creating employment and meeting the requirement of HMV and LMV drivers in the country,” the statement said.
The government’s initiative is likely to make the journey of the highway users safer and smoother.