ISLAMABAD, Feb 03 (APP):National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) has sped up digitalization process of its systems to ensure safety of commuters and smooth flow of traffic on national highways network.

The NH&NH has undertaken special measures by creating a network for
crisis cells and a nerve centre has been established at Central Police
Office in Islamabad to coordinate, supervise and oversee
communications across the domain of Motorway Police. For want of
cellular communication and electronic media restrictions, the crisis
centre furnished real time road situation to commuters through various
avenues.

Travel advisory portal,an online medium that provides instant updates
on road situation and weather conditions has been launched by the
NH&MP. The monitoring of this facility through filed establishments
ensures timely notification of relevant information in the areas of
road block ,fog and visibility, road closure and diversion. The URL
for accessing this portal is www.nhmp.gov.pk/TravelAdvisory/.

In the past few years of remarkable social media evolution, twitter and facebook
have emerged as an effective medium of communication and for spreading its outreach,Motorway Police posted information to national road network to twitter and facebook respectively.

The motorway Police has developed a smart phone application with the
objective to provide timely assistance to commuters in categories of
road crash, medical emergency, repair and travel advisory.

Salient features of the application include identification of location
through real time navigation, direct connection between road user and
relevant sector office.

The virtual bulletin boards have been installed displaying variable
speed limits in response to traffic conditions ahead, warning to
drivers of response to traffic conditions ahead, warnings to drivers
of incidents, road works or congestion ahead, estimated journey times
of delay times, alternative route information weather conditions
safety messages.

In order to automate the existing systems, a software Human Resource
Management Information System (HRMIS) has been developed indigenously
by the Computer Programmers of NH&MP. This shall enable the
organization to maintain digital profiles of all the staff and
members. Helpline 130, an operational call centre accessible to
commuters round the clock has also been upgraded. It receives calls
through land-line, cell phone and SOS emergency booths alongside
motorways.

Operations of NH&MP Drivers Licensing Authority (DLA) in Islamabad
have been upgraded to a single window system that enables prompt
processing of applications. The system is an integration of
biometric verification, facial imaging and documentary profile.

In collaboration of Total Parco, NHMP had installed the first ever HTV
Driving Simulator last year at the training College, Sheikhupura to
simulate real time training exercise.