FIRST MEETING HELD TO IMPLEMENT INTEGRATED ROAD ACCIDENTS DATABASE PROJEC
July 28th, 2021
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CHANDIGARH FIRST TO TAKE LEAD IN IMPLEMENTATION
Chandigarh, : The first meeting for the implementation of project iRAD( Integrated Road Accidents Database) – a project of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India was held under the chairmanship of Sh.Mandip Singh Brar Secretary, Transport, Chandigarh-cum- Deputy Commissioner,Chandigarh.
Chandigarh is the first UT where this project is being implemented. It aims at the scientific data collection pertaining to road accidents which will help the concerned stakeholder departments i.e. Police, Transport, Highways/Engineering and Health to analyse the root cause of these accidents and bring in requisite solutions.
Mobile and web based iRAD app will facilitate the investigation officers and officials of other departments to fill in the accident related data.
There will also be integration with the existing applications such as CCTNS, VAAHAN, SAARTHI etc to ensure seamless flow of data across the departments. The Orientation training for the field officials will be conducted shortly to familiarise them with iRAD app.
Besides Nodal officer from departments of Police, Health, Engineering/Highways and Transport, SSP Traffic has been made the overall Nodal Officer of this project.
Among others present on the occasion included SSP Traffic, Special Secretary Transport, NIC state coordinator, DSP Traffic and Nodal officers from Engineering, Health and Transport officials of Chandigarh Administration.
It is noteworthy that the project was initially launched in Tamil Nadu and through systematic efforts of stakeholder departments, a significant decrease in fatal road accidents was achieved. Now it is being implemented across the country under Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).