New MMDA app tells road accident sites
MANILA, Philippines—Want to know if there’s an accident on the route you usually take to get to your destination? Now, there’s an app for that.
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Francis Tolentino said that starting Friday, Android users need only to download the application “MMDA Accident Alerts” on their cell phones to get real-time updates on road accidents in the metropolis.
“Motorists and even commuters will now be informed of all vehicular accidents along major roads through this application. As such, they can plan their travel accordingly and avoid routes where accidents occur,” he added.
Aside from accidents, the application will also provide information about which streets are flooded or undergoing reblocking.
“This application will be useful in decongesting our roads as motorists can plan their trips effectively,” Tolentino said.
Upon download of the application, users can view the accidents on streets mapped out in the mobile tool. The covered areas will be based on the MMDA Traffic Navigator setup which includes the stretch of Edsa, C-5, South Luzon Expressway, Roxas Boulevard, Quezon Avenue, España Boulevard, Ortigas Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue and Marcos Highway.
Tolentino added that the data provided by the application would come from the MMDA’s network of closed-circuit television cameras and personnel reports.
An iOS version of the application will also soon be available for download.
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