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Bihar to use WhatsApp to repair bad roads

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

PAT, June 30: Tech savvy Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav has decided to use instant messaging platform Whatsapp to help construct and repair roads, officials said on Thursday. Tejaswi, 26, has released a WhatsApp number (9470001346) for people to click a picture of a bad road and send it in order to get repair work done. “In Bihar, people can now directly WhatsApp the conditions of roads under the Output and Performance Based Road Assets Maintence Contract (OPRMC) to bring more quality and efficiency,” Tejaswi, who is also road construction minister, tweeted. According to road construction department officials, Tejaswi has been using Whatsapp as a new tool to ensure people to directly inform the concerned government agency to construct or repair broken roads. “It is a new people-friendly experiment using Whatsapp for better roads in the state,” the officials said. Earlier, people used to submit their complaint to the department and it was forwarded to a concerned engineer which led to delay of the repair works. This is not first time Tejaswi decided to use social media to help people. (IANS)

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