New traffic app ‘Resolv’ to tackle congestion, other traffic woes with instant updates
A new traffic app – Resolv – is promising to provide commuters with real-time updates on the traffic situation on roadways across the country.
The app which was launched on Tuesday by the Ministry of Public Works with funding provided by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provides information on traffic congestion, construction, accidents and other traffic advisories.
Developed by local tech firm – V75 Inc – Resolv provides commuters and stakeholders with the ability to easily subscribe for updates via WhatsApp.
Persons can message “subscribe me” directly to the Resolv WhatsApp number (+1 (786)-244-6125) to get real-time updates.
“This app and tool would be readily used as we seek to develop the East Bank corridor from Grove to Timehri that project is before the IDB for the board’s approval and that should be within another week,” Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill said at the launch on Tuesday.
It was only on Tuesday commuters complained on social media about spending hours in traffic on a daily basis along the East Bank corridor.
Acting IDB Guyana Country Representative, Lorena Solorzano-Salaza, during brief remarks, noted that while the country is developing new road links, during construction the public is faced with traffic congestion and other challenges.
With Resolv, citizens can be made aware of road closures and other traffic disruptions and be able to plan detours.
Additionally, under the IDB financing, the update of the country’s Road Safety Action Plan will be analysed and help identify solutions to road safety in Guyana.
Meanwhile, a joint highway safety video campaign with the ministry and the IDB was also launched on Tuesday.
Minister Edghill and Solorzano-Salazar joined students at the East Ruimveldt Secondary School for a demonstration on the safe use of the pedestrian crossing along the Sheriff/ Mandela Road.
“Whether a truck, a bus, a taxi, a motorcar, a private car, a motorcycle we are partners. Let us treat everybody on the road with respect, show the necessary courtesy, let us change this culture that a new road means an opportunity to show off what you got and let us get a mature approach to road safety,” Minister Edghill said.