Umang app obtains services from MapmyIndia to help citizens locate government facilities
The Department of Electronics and Computing (MeitY) has integrated the services of the national shipping company MapmyIndia to help people locate government facilities on digital maps. This will help people locate ration shops, mandi, places where lightning has struck in the last few minutes, Indian Oil gas pump, and gas stations.
“To further enhance the initiatives of the Digital India program, and keeping in mind the theme of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, MeitY has activated the mapping services in ‘UMANG App’ through a Memorandum of Understanding with MapmyIndia. “Through the integration of UMANG with MapmyIndia maps, citizens will be able to find government facilities closest to their location, such as mandis, blood banks and much more, with one click,” said MeitY in a press release.
UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) allows people to access approximately 1,251 services from 257 central and state government departments. After integration, people will be able to see detailed and interactive street and village level maps of India, built by MapmyIndia. Citizens will also be able to see driving distance, get turn-by-turn voice and visual directions and guidance to locations, including traffic and road safety alerts while navigating, thanks to the link between the UMANG app and MapmyIndia , according to the press release.
In a separate statement, MapmyIndia CEO and Executive Director Rohan Verma said, “We are delighted to partner with the National Electronic Governance Division of the Government of India, to power the Umang app with maps and MapmyIndia APIs. Verma added that the UMANG app is an amazing super app designed by the Indian government to help citizens access hundreds of government services at the click of a button.
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