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In Karnataka, four districts have been selected for the pilot project — Belagavi, Bidar, Mandya and
Tumakuru. Each district will have the Superintendent of Police as the nodal officer to coordinate the
data collected. The app will enable the stakeholders such as the Police, Transport, Health, PWD, NHAI
to use their mobile phones to collect accident data on the spot.
Most importantly, it will enable police personnel to enter details about a road accident along with
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 device.
The officer will then visit the accident site, examine it and feed the required details, such as the road
Data thus collected will be analysed by a team at IIT-M, which will then suggest if corrective measures
in road design need to be taken. The Road Safety Authority will then implement the suggestions given.
A two-day Orientation and Training programme on iRAD App was already conducted by MORTH on
September 7-8 in Bengaluru for the selected districts of Karnataka.
“The iRAD will have to be integrated with the VAHAN 4 server where all vehicle details are already in
place. It will also be integrated with the SARATHI server to get the driver details. This will expedite the
FIR registration and another litigation process including insurance.
The Health department’s 108 will also update on the victim’s condition after the accident through the
app,” said Shivraj Patil, Additional Commissioner of Transport (e-governance & environment). In
Bengaluru alone, as on August 31, 2,066 road accidents have been reported by the city traffic police,
out of which 390 were severely injured and 409 people have been killed.