Recently, The e-DAR portal was created by the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) (e-Detailed Accident Report).
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Dimension of the Article:
- About E-DAR portal
- How does it work?
- Why is this action being taken?
About E-DAR portal
- It was created in collaboration with insurance companies to provide instant information on road accidents with just a few clicks and to assist in the expediting of accident compensation claims, giving relief to victims’ families.
- For simple access, digitalized Detailed Accident Reports (DAR) will be uploaded to the portal.
- The Integrated Road Accident Database will be linked to the web portal (iRAD).
- Applications to more than 90% of datasets would be pushed directly to the e-DAR from iRAD.
- Stakeholders such as the police, traffic authorities, hospitals, and others are only required to fill out the e-DAR forms with extremely basic information.
- As a result, e-DAR would be an e-version of iRAD.
- By doing a comprehensive search of automobiles involved in the accident, the date of the accident, and the First Information Report number, the e-DAR portal would conduct several checks against false claims.
How does it work?
- The portal will be linked to other government portals, such as Vaahan, and will provide access to information on driver’s licences and vehicle registration.
- The portal would give geotagging of the specific accident location as well as a site map for the use of investigating officers.
- If the portal is accessed from another location, the investigating officer will be notified of his distance from the scene of the occurrence.
- Photos, video of the accident scene, damaged automobiles, injured people, eyewitnesses, and other information will be instantly uploaded to the Internet.
- Aside from the state police, an engineer from the Public Works Department or a municipal authority will receive an alert on his mobile device, and the official in charge will then inspect the accident scene.
Why is this action being taken?
- Despite our commitment and efforts, road accidents remain the biggest cause of death, disability, and hospitalisation in the country.
- India is #1 among the 199 countries in terms of road accident mortality, accounting for over 11% of all accident-related deaths worldwide.
-Source: The Hindu