Traffic problems have been quite a common problem in India. Bengaluru is one among the places which attract traffic jams at most of the time. There are many traffic control measures adopted, but it turns out to be a failure. Well, this time e-commerce website Flipkart is doing unbelievable to control the traffic in Bengaluru.
E-commerce website, Flipkart turns 10 this year and they are trying to solve the enormous problem of traffic jam in the city. Flipkart’s Chief Architect, Utkarsh B, told NDTV that they have come up with an initiative where people need to come together and discuss how they can handle the problem of a traffic jam in the city.
Flipkart’s Chief Architect, Utkarsh B, told NDTV, “In our own small way we are creating an open innovation platform. People can come in, collaborate, discuss, brainstorm. And seed certain ideas that can help solve part of the problem. It could be small localized junctions like Silk Board junction, KR Puram junction – what can be done for that. Or it could be a micro problem Flipkart is invested towards.”
Participants are given two weeks to work on the concept and then the best plan will be shortlisted based on the idea and if they will be adequate in reality. The top ten people will present their idea in front of the jury. However, the jury will make sure that the ideas are not just theoretical but they can also be applied practically. Flipkart employees face a lot of problem in Bengaluru because most the offices are situated on the busy roads.
“Bengaluru is certainly facing the brunt of traffic. Is there a systemic solve to it – whether completely backed by technology or if you are leveraging technology in a partial way? We were a technology powerhouse, can we create this platform, nudge people and motivate them? It is the power of collective will. We will be setting up a portal where people can come and register their teams,” he added.
The results will be announced on 1st July and the team who will propose the best initiate will get Flipkart vouchers worth 2 lakhs. The second winner will be awarded 1 lakh and 50,000 for the third places.