Can everyday traffic affect the mental health? Can traffic and travel cause stress and anxiety? What is the cost that society pays for traffic congestion? Getting stuck in traffic can cause stress, fatigue, irritability, and rage in commuters. It can be highly irritating, especially if you’re traveling home from work or vice versa. Simply put, vehicular traffic, particularly traffic jams and long commutes can affect commuters in many ways.

Fortunately, over the past couple of decades, technology has provided a plethora of smart solutions to problems people face in their daily lives. Different departments of the Government of Pakistan are using technology to make people’s lives easier. Among others, Rasta App, which was first launched in 2017 in Lahore, has provided smart solutions to traffic-related problems. It offers a wide range of services as described below one by one;

Traffic Advisory

The most prime feature of this app is Traffic Advisory. This tab informs you about the traffic situation, congestion level on the important roads, events happening on the road, and traffic situation of that particular area.

Route Planner

Route Planner will be time-saver for you. By this tab, one can can easily find the best and shortest route from the starting point to the destination. Traveler can also alter the route according to traffic congestion. Usage of different colours make it easier for user to read it.

Challan Payments

Time is money; the purpose of cutting challans is not to waste time of travellers. The real purpose is to reduce road accidents by imposing financial charges so drivers should drive carefully. This section of Rasta App detects three banks nearest to your current location so you can easily pay your challans. It saves your efforts in finding banks near you thereby saving a lot of your precious time.

My Challans

In this section, you can check a list of paid and unpaid challans.

License Information

This section is your one stop to all the information you need regarding driving license; starting from criteria to apply to documents required.

Track License Delivery

After you have applied for a driving license, you can easily track your license delivery. Enter your CNIC for tracking details.

Schedule Appointment

In this section, you can schedule your driving tests. All you need to do is select your desired center, choose the day and time that suits you, add in your CNIC and submit your request.

Traffic Feedback/Complaints

This section gives you liberty to submit your feedback and complaint. You are also giving the option to add a voice note.

This App is available in Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan and Gujranwala and soon will be launched in Sialkot. Install this app now. When you go out, make sure to check it to find safest, uncongested, and convenient routes.