The winter this year has frozen the boots off North India. It is February mid and yet the snow just ceases to stop dropping out of the sky, much to the discomfort of those living in these regions.
Not only is normal life thrown out of gear, those who have to travel on business or work often get stuck in tedious traffic jams on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway – the major road link between the Kashmir valley and the rest of India.
An SMS alert in this season will not inform mobile subscribers about the status of the highway.
One such SMS received by subscribers also informed about the depth of snow at various points on this 294-km land route that winds its way through the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas.
Technology to the rescue…and about time too!