‘Experts to suggest corrective measures in road designs’
Udaipur : Udaipur is leading on the first place in Rajasthan to report road accidents on the iRAD ( Integrated Road Accident Database ) application. The district has reported 188 mishaps taken place under various police station limits and the data has been uploaded on the application. The project is an initiative of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH),
Government of India and is funded by World Bank, with objective to improve road safety in the country. Its main objective is development of Integrated Road Accident Database to enrich the accident databases from every parts of the country. “The pilot project was launched in Rajasthan on 15 March,2021. In Udaipur, SHO’s of all police stations have been directed to install the application on their mobile devises. We are taking regular feedbacks on upload of accident data and Savina Thana has done the highest number of entries. The accidents had to be reported within 15 days earlier but looking at the work overload on the cops due to COVID duties, the stipulated time has been extended to 75 days now” District Nodal Officer of the project and DySP (Traffic) Ratan Kumar Chawla informed.
“The IRAD mobile app will enable policemen to enter details about an accident alongwith photos and videos, following which a unique ID will be created for the incident. Subsequently, an engineer from the Public Works Department or the local body will receive an alert on his mobile and and he would visit the accident site, examine it and feed the required details on the road design. The data collected will be analysed by a team at IIT-Chennai which will then suggest corrective measures in road design need to be taken” Jitendra Verma, senior technical director of NIC, Udaipur said.
“The project would generate various types of insights by analyzing the collected road accident data across the country through implementation of data analytics technique. The proposed system would represent the analysis output through monitoring & reporting dashboard & analytics dashboard for easy understanding and accordingly forecasting & decision making by apex authorities for formulation of new policies & strategies. The outcome of the project would be enhanced road safety i.e. ‘Safe Road for All’ in India” Lucky Mittal, the roll out manager for iRAD application said.