What date is it? Wait, is the license plate yellow? Oh yes, there’s a violator. Oh no, it’s a woman driver! Your turn!
This game is a lot of fun and secretly, everyone enjoys being a vigilante. Honestly though, pointing out the violator doesn’t even solve anything.
Not everyone can be Batman and actually go after the bad guys (can’t go after girls here :p).
At SquadRun, we’re really appreciative of this idea. We’ll go with the startup cliché and say that ideas come a dime a dozen and it’s the execution that matters. Oh, and solid execution at scale is what makes you a unicorn (for the uninitiated, Unicorns are startups with $1 bn+ ‘on-paper’ valuations).
So let’s talk about execution here. The government’s solution was what we call an MVP (Minimum Viable Product – demonstrates proof of concept). You set up 200 barricades and hand out roses to violators and viola; you just demonstrated proof of concept. Everyone’s rejoicing the reduced traffic and is tweeting about making record time from Delhi to Gurgaon. Everyone’s happy!
Here comes the hard part – how will you do this with 88 lakh+ vehicles in Delhi? It is impossible for the traffic police to do this on a daily basis – there is only so much the human eye can monitor.