On September 7-8, 2020, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) conducted the 2-days Orientation and Training programme on Integrated Road Accident Database Project (iRAD) App for the selected districts of Karnataka and on 10th & 11th September 2020 for some districts of Uttar Pradesh (UP).
- This has been done to receive feedback and other suggestions for the customization of iRAD app as per the requirements of the states/UT.
- Notably, India accounts for about 5 lakh road accidents per annum in which about 1.5 lakh people die and another 3 lakh become crippled.
About iRAD App:
The basic iRAD app, for capturing the spot accident data, has been developed by IIT (Indian Institutes of Technology) Madras (Tamil Nadu) and National Informatics Centre Services Inc (NICSI) of New Delhi. This app will enable the stakeholders such as the Police, Transport, Health, etc. to use their mobile phones to collect accident data on the spot.
- This data can then be utilized for various purposes like finding the causes of the accidents and remedial measures to improve the road infrastructure, to record the accidents data for the use of police, health services and other concerned departments.
- On pilot basis it has been decided to implement the proposal in six States, viz. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu after that MoRTH will implement it pan-India.
Mobile app of iRAD is available for Android platform, and for other platforms like iOS , it will be available shortly.
Recent Related News:
On July 14, 2020 Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 11 Highway projects worth around Rs 20 thousand crore in Haryana through a web based program (video conferencing) presided over by Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar. The projects are part of new economic corridors in the state. The 3 projects worth Rs 2,240 crore were inaugurated and foundation stones were laid for 8 projects worth Rs 17,757 crore.
Union Minister– Nitin Jairam Gadkari
Minister of State(MoS)– Gen (Retd) Vijay Kumar Singh