Social Media Makes It To Highways
Social Media is becoming powerful source of expression and Social Networking sites like facebook are becoming a prominent place for expressing views and opinions. Be it the call against corruption, terrorism or any other social menace you can find
Social Media is becoming powerful source of expression and Social Networking sites like facebook are becoming a prominent place for expressing views and opinions. Be it the call against corruption, terrorism or any other social menace you can find hundreds of facebook pages related to these topics. In our earlier post, we declared 2011 as the year of Social Media making some predictions related to it.
Keeping in pace with the trend, the road, transport and highways ministry is looking forward to take help of social networking sites, like facebook, to get feedback about the condition of roads and highways.
Newly appointed Head of The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Mr. C.P. Joshi has shown keen interest towards getting views and opinions of public using social networking sites as connecting medium. He also looks forward to plan out other methods of online interaction with the common man.
“The use of social networking sites for this purpose is a very good option. It’ll help reach out to users than authorities, who depend on engineers to report about damages and deficiences,” the Times of India on Thursday quoted him as saying.
C.P. Joshi is a popular political figure in Udaipur and Rajasthan. Also, he has mass following of Udaipur’s youth one of the reasons being his former position in Mohan Lal Sukhadia University. So, it would be interesting to see how people respond to his actions towards this new trend.
Delhi Traffic Police already has a facebook page for interaction with people. This page is regularly updated with the traffic news. Not only this, people can make complaints about poor condition of roads, traffic jams and parking problems. The good thing is quick response by the administration.
Keeping in mind the increasing traffic and population density of Udaipur, we suggest Udaipur’s Traffic Police to come up with such an innovative idea. This would be a great help for Udaipurites and people visiting Udaipur. Also, it would help in better amendment of laws along with transparency in actions taken against the wrong deeds.
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