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What is Harpath mobile app? Why is it becoming popular?

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What is Harpath mobile app? What makes it popular?
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Harpath is a road grievance mobile app launched by Haryana in partnership with Indian Space Research Organisation. It became popular right after it was launched last year. According to an official, around 1.5 lakh roads have been put on the mobile app.

The app was launched by Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad during the Digital Haryana Summit on September 15 last year.

Using Harpath, a citizen can upload the picture of a pothole, which directly gets assigned to the officer in the concerned department.

The officer is then obliged to convey the expected time for repairing the road. Once the road is repaired, the officer uploads the image of the road and a notification is sent to the citizen.

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Harpath has been developed by NRSC-ISRO as a part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Haryana government and NRSC-ISRO.

According to Additional Principal Secretary to Haryana Chief Minister Rakesh Gupta, more than 22,000 persons have downloaded the app and 21,300 complaints pertaining to potholes were received, out of which 70 per cent have been redressed.

Seeing the increasing accidents on road that is majorly due to the potholes that appears all of a sudden in front of the drivers coming with a high speed of vehicle, the government took this initiative to make Haryana pothole-free by January 26, 2019.