“ Road and Streets Traffic Awareness or RASTA ” is a smartphone app, built in collaboration between CTPL (The city traffic police of Lahore ) and Punjab Information Technology Board ( PITB).
The app is going to be launched very soon as, Chief Traffic Police Officer Rai Ijaz Ahmad said that RASTA has two different variants, one is designed for the CTPL and the other one for civilians. He added while speaking in a meeting held between officials of PITB, at Arfa Kareem I.T Park,
“We have planned to launch it before Eidul-Fitr. Once it is finalized, we will register it with Google Play store from where citizens can download it after entering their computerized national identity card number.”
In this meeting app’s functionality and its name were discussed.
Mr. Ahmad also said that the officials that participated in the meeting were part of a core group to test the app in a pilot project. The team then scheduled a meeting to suggest improvements and changes to the app.
5 basic features of RASTA.
Through this app, CTPL can inform the civilians of the traffic plans in case of a pre-planned event or program e.g traffic at a certain Chowk in Lahore is stopped due to a route, you can know about it. The app will also make you aware of the alternative routes to avoid any roadblocks or problems.
By using the complaint feature, the App users can give their feedback about wardens, traffic issues or licensing problems. Meanwhile, they can upload pictures, videos or send a personal message in their feedback.