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Call Before You Dig app: All you need to know about

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has discussed many important issues during a program organized at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi. Along with this, PM Modi has also launched the Call Before U Dig mobile app. What is this app and how will it work, let us give you information about this. What is Call Before […]

Edited By : Shriti Aniraj | Updated: Mar 23, 2023 13:42 IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has discussed many important issues during a program organized at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi. Along with this, PM Modi has also launched the Call Before U Dig mobile app. What is this app and how will it work, let us give you information about this.

What is Call Before u Dig app?

CBuD ie Call Before u Dig is a mobile application which is a major initiative of the Department of Telecom, Ministry of Communications, Government of India. The purpose behind bringing this mobile app is that the excavating companies which cable (electricity cable) or wire (telecom company’s wire etc.) or which pipeline are installed under the surface before starting the excavation work Will be able to inquire about it through this app.

Till now, this was not detected before digging, due to which the company’s wire, cable or pipeline was often damaged due to being below the excavated surface.

According to the Gatishakti Sanchar Portal, through the CBuD mobile app, the excavator or the digging agency can get information about the underground cables etc. present in the area in which they want to dig.

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With this, you can get the name, mobile number, email ID and contact details of the company whose cable or wire is already underground in the area where you are going to dig. With the introduction of this mobile app, the advantage will be that now the digging agency will be able to contact the company whose wire or cable is installed before digging, so that any damage can be avoided during digging.

In a video released on Narendra Modi’s YouTube channel, it has been claimed that there is a loss of 10 lakh cables in a year, due to which there is a loss of 400 million dollars (about 3 thousand crores). Along with the loss, the general public also has to face many problems because of this.

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First published on: Mar 22, 2023 11:15 PM IST

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