New Delhi, Mar 3: Commuters can soon plan their journey via National Highways as per live traffic updates from All India Radio (AIR), Parliament was informed today.
The Highway Advisory service which is to be launched on a pilot basis can be replicated pan-India, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan told Lok Sabha in a written reply.
"Highway Advisory services is going to launched shortly on a pilot basis on the stretch of National Highway 8, between Delhi and Jaipur, in three phases," he said.
In phase 1, existing AIR stations located in Delhi, Alwar and Jaipur will broadcast the live traffic updates to commuters, Radkhakrishnan said.
"Contract has been signed with AIR to buy air time for phase 1 of the pilot project in which 22 bulletins will be issued every day for three months," he said.
He further said the bulletins will include safety awareness content along with live traffic updates on NH 8. "Possibility of a single frequency for whole country is being examined subject to viability and other regulatory clearances," he added. The minister said the pilot will be launched very soon.