Taking another step forward towards road safety and to commemorate #WDoR2020 (For Road Traffic Victims), PATIALA FOUNDATION has launched the first helmet bank in the state of Punjab under its ongoing project Patiala Foundation SADAK. The Helmet Bank is launched at Patiala in collaboration with Patiala Police under the guidance of SSP Sh. Vikramjeet Duggal.Divulging the details SSP said that the helmet bank has been started at the local PCR unit of the traffic police on 11 November 2020. 50 helmets have been given to the PCR unit for the use of the police personnel who shall also maintain and run it for the benefit of its members the helmets would be issued on returnable basis and entries for all usages shall be updated on a mobile app Helmet Bank designed by the PATIALA FOUNDATION which shall supervise the functioning of the bank. Patiala Foundation has initiated the concept of ‘Helmet Bank’ with the aim of making the two-wheelers user habitual to the use of helmet in daily routine in order to protect their precious lives from any mishap.
SSP Vikramjit Singh Duggal praised the road safety initiative and also lauded the earlier efforts of PATIALA FOUNDATION towards promoting Road safety .Training workshop on the working of this app had conducted yesterday by Team Patiala Foundation. Speaking on the occasion the chief functionary of PATIALA FOUNDATION Mr Ravee singh Ahluwalia highlighted the various activities done under project Sadak till date, he emphasised the increasing need of Road safety awareness and also shared that the helmet banks would be started in various colleges universities where they shall be run and maintained by the students themselves.SP P S Cheema ji, DSP A R Sharma ji, Patiala Foundation working committee members—S. Anmoljeet Singh, Sh. S P Chand, Sh. Rakesh Goyal, Sh. Harpreet Sandhu, Adv. Rakesh Badhwar, Sh. Rahul Sharma and Patiala Foundation Volunteers—Harshdeep Singh, Bharpur Singh, Simranjit Kaur, Madhur Verma, Ranjit Singh, Sukhdarshanpal Singh, Gurpreet Kaur, Palak, Neeraj Gupta also attended this event
Concept- HELMET BANK
Patiala Foundation has initiated the concept of ‘Helmet Bank’ with the aim of making the two-wheelers user habitual to the use of helmet in daily routine in order to protect their precious lives from any mishap. The earlier this habit is inculcated in the young riders, the better it is for the society as a whole.Under this project, we shall distribute the helmets to the road safety club members of various educational institutions. The two wheeler users can borrow the helmet from the Helmet Bank for their ride and they will have to return the helmet to the member incharge after finishing the ride.For the entire functioning, we have designed an android app namely ‘Helmet Bank’. With help of this app, the users can easily borrow the helmets from the Bank managers.
How this app works?
The foremost step is that, one has to register himself/ herself as Helmet user or Helmet Bank manager (whosoever wants to be). The request made for the Helmet Bank manager shall be approved by Patiala Foundation whereas Helmet Bank manager can approve the Helmet users.To book a helmet, the user has to login first by entering the registered mail id.After login, the user will find the allotted Banks and he/she has to select the Helmet bank according to his/ her location or availability in the Helmet bank.The user will receive the notification after booking a helmet.In the meanwhile, the Helmet Bank manager will receive a request and he/she shall review and process it.After accepting the request, the Helmet Bank manager shall allot a helmet with its Unique ID number according to the availability of helmets in his/her Helmet bank.The user will be allotted a helmet from the Helmet Bank for a maximum period of 24 hrs.When the user will return a helmet, the bank manager shall receive it after checking the condition of the helmet.The Helmet user profile shall be updated after every completed transaction to maintain and upgrade the user data and identify/blacklist any defaulters.After completion of the transaction, the user will receive the notification in the History option