A tech-initiative to help people in real time in case of emergencies
GANDERBAL: The Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today launched Itella App, an initiative to help people of the district in real time in case of emergencies like fire/natural calamities/traffic jam, eve teasing etc.
Emergency situations can be stressful, dangerous and upsetting. But if one is prepared, anyone can deal with the unexpected in a better way, Itella App is a move to enable district administration to help people more effectively at the time of emergency.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that in near future this app will be integrated with ‘IMDAAD’, an initiative of district Ganderbal to automate/digitize the process of disaster management processes under SDRF/NDRF.
He said IMDAAD will help the general public get the required relief in a very quick and transparent manner and by digitizing the processes it will help the administration to dispose of the cases in a very efficient manner. IMDAAD will be available to the public as soon as possible.
In today’s highly connected world, leveraging mobile technology for emergency response simply makes sense. The people most likely take their smart phones or tablets nearly everywhere they go. During an emergency, these devices are the first place they look for information—making these an ideal fit for crisis reporting in a hassle-free manner.
For this reason, the district administration Ganderbal in collaboration with NIC Ganderbal took an initiative to launch Itella-that streamlines communications during emergency by pushing notifications directly to concerned officers mobile device/accounts with the most relevant, up-to-date information like authenticated information, photo and location, thus enables concerned department to react accordingly
Anyone can download this app in Google play store and after registering on the app it allows the user to report any emergency along with pictures and exact location in just a few taps.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Farooq Ahmad Baba, Chief Planning Officer, Irfan Ahmad Giri and DIO besides other officers and officials of NIC were present on the occasion.