Umang App which serves e-governance through mobile devices was launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the National e-Governance Division (NeGD). The unified app has now been integrated with MapmyIndia Maps and APIs to enable map services in India. Here is what government facilities can be located through Umang App.
Umang (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) provides services of the central, state, local bodies, and various government agencies. The app is available for Android and iOS devices. In a new development, the app has been enabled with map services. With the integration, the people in the country will be able to find government facilities nearest to their location, such as mandis, blood banks and much more, at the click of a button.
In addition to this, the users will also be able to see the driving distance, get directions and get turn by turn voice and visual guidance to those locations, including traffic and road safety alerts during navigation, through the linkage between Umang App and MapmyIndia. The application will also let you see these on the most detailed, interactive building, street and village level maps of India, built by MapmyIndia.
Moreover, the Umang app has already started to provide other map functionality through MapmyIndia that includes Mera Ration, eNAM, Damini, ESIC and Indian Oil. The list also includes NHAI, NCRB and Meri Sadak.
Locate government facilities through Umang App
Mera Ration allows users to identify and navigate to the ‘Nearest Fair Price Shops’ as shops are visible in the form of pointers. Through UMANG, ‘Mandi Near Me’ service will help users to identify and navigate to the nearby mandis pointed on the map. ‘Damini Lightning Alerts’ will provide lightning alerts to users by giving a visual of nearby areas where lightning has struck in the last few minutes. Whereas Unser can also use the Umang app to view ESIC centres such as hospitals/dispensaries on the map view and navigate to them.
Nearby Indian Oil services such as retail and distributors of Gas stations and fuel filling stations can also be located on the Umang app. NHAI option will let you see the upcoming toll plazas and toll rates information while travelling. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) provides information corresponding to nearby police stations on the map. And lastly, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (Meri Sadak) will help users to raise complaints of damaged roads (under PMGSY) by selecting the road on the MapmyIndia platform.
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