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Mobile app developed to help motorists in crisis

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BENGALURU: A ‘smartphone’ with a free app that can help people who have met with a road accident has been developed by iTrans Technologies Private Limited here that has developed the App ‘mySmartGaadi’.

The app developed with five years of R&D in telematics and security solutions is engineered to make the driving experience safer with one easy step of linking app users and emergency services to accident victims.

The innovative feature of the app MySmartGaadi ensures that timely help can be provided to accident victims. With a state-of-the-art automatic crash detector, the app instantly detects if the user is involved in a road accident and sends alerts to loved ones, nearby app users and police control room.

One can even be a Good Samaritan by helping out users who need help near him or her.

The app not only help reduce one’s driving costs, but also MySmartGaadi lets the user to know total distance travelled, calculates driving cost, and gives lots of tips on cutting back on expenses related to driving and car upkeep.

The app also helps the user during emergencies like flat tyre, dead battery, and empty fuel tank. One tap on ‘mySmartGaadi’ and certified dealers and service centres are notified that your car needs immediate attention quickly.

Mallesh Reddy of iTrans Technologies said the app is algorithm based and is the first of its kind in the world. It can be freely downloaded by anyone, be it owners of a two wheeler or a four wheeler or a bigger vehicle and the app users can be part of the social help network to help accident victims.

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Yethinahloe project will not be of much help to Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts, claims PIL

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BENGALURU: A PIL filed before the Karnataka high court claims that the multi-billion rupee Yethinahole project, even if implemented, does not cater to the needs of Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts, affected by high fluoride content in ground water.

The petitioners have sought for a direction for allocating 50TMC of water to Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts out of the 173 TMC additional water allocated to Karnataka by the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal (KWDT).

“The water that would be made available from Yethinahaloe project is only 10TMC, 5 TMC for drinking water purpose and 5 TMC for ground water purpose” the PIL filed by Dr A Anil Kumar and C Gopinath, both residents of Bagepalli and Chintamani respectively in Chikkaballapur district claimed.

Meanwhile, a division bench of the court disposed of the PIL asking them to approach the authorities. The authorities have been told to consider their representation in three months.

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Congress divided over candidature of Veerkumar Patil in Belagavi

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BELAGAVI: Congress is facing heat within the party for once again confirming the candidature of sitting MLC Veerkumar Patil for upcoming elections of legislative council for the fourth time from Belagavi district.

Addressing the press conference here on Wednesday, former KPCC member Shankar Munavalli alleged Congress leaders in the district engaged in compromising politics with rival party leaders out of their personal interests and said caste, sugar lobby and politics of DCC bank influencing the whole process candidature selection.

Munavalli questioned intention of the party leaders behind fielding just one candidate while party can win two seats. According to Munavalli, among total around 9,500 voters in the district 7,000 votes belonging to Congress party. If all leaders work together, party can win both seats.

Former KPCC member said Veerkumar Patil has availed lot of political favour from the party so far by electing four times as MLC. It’s a time of recognizing new faces among party workers and giving them opportunity. “I will bring the issue to the notice of CM Siddaramaiah and KPCC president G Parameshwar”, he said.

Outsiders nominated to BUDA:

Shankar Munavalli also questioned nominating three Lingayat members to the Belagavi Urban Development Authority (BUDA) recently, whose contribution is nil to the party. Moreover, all three nominated Lingayat members having soft corner toward BJP and agitated against Congress several times. It’s nothing but insult of loyal party workers. “I don’t oppose nominating Lingayats to BUDA but they should be from Congress party”, he said.

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