Qatar residents who have the government’s Metrash 2 app on their mobile phones can now send photos of traffic violators, as well as report lost passports and objects.
In a message on Facebook today, the MOI said its app has been updated to include the new feature. To use it, residents should go to general services and select “Take Photo.” It added:
“Enable GPS in your phone, take the photo and write your comments then click on ‘send’ button. It will reach the concerned department.”
The Metrash (which means “sending someone on your behalf”) app was updated late last year, but didn’t initially see many downloads. That might be because the app, which sends SMS updates about the validity of a user’s residence permit and when they have a traffic violation, is a bit tricky to get.
To use the services, a QR100 smart card must be obtained from the Immigration Department in Gharafa, or an MOI service center. They users must register for the service at an MOI kiosk. And currently, only Ooredoo users can download the app.
UPDATE: Users are reporting that you can also get the updated app with a Metrash-activated phone via SMS:
— Abdallah Ali عبدالله (@QatariGuy) December 24, 2013
Do you have Metrash 2 and plan to use the new reporting violations service? Thoughts?