Road and Highway Safety – National Road Safety Policy, Good Samaritans, etc.

Call Before u Dig Application


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: CBUD App

Mains level: NA


Prime Minister has launched the ‘Call Before u Dig’ (CBuD) app, to facilitate coordination between excavation agencies and underground utility owners to prevent damage to utilities due to digging.

Call Before u Dig (CBUD)

  • The app is an initiative of the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications.
  • Uncoordinated digging and excavation causes damage to underlying assets like optical fibre cables, leading to losses of about Rs 3,000 crore every year.
  • The app aims to prevent damage to utilities due to digging.
  • It will save potential business loss and minimise discomfort to citizens due to reduced disruption in essential services like road, telecom, water, gas and electricity.

How does the app work?

  • The CBuD app connects excavators and asset owners through SMS/Email notifications and click-to-call.
  • It ensures planned excavations in the country while ensuring the safety of underground assets.
  • Excavating companies can inquire about existing subsurface utilities before starting excavation work.
  • Utility owners can find out about impending work at the location.


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