What is eDAR Project?

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Overview:

All states and UTs have started using electronic detailed accident report (eDAR) application for recording road crashes and over seven lakh accidents have been registered on this platform.

About eDAR Project: 

 

  • The Integrated Road Accident Database (iRAD) / e-Detailed Accident Report (eDAR) Project is an initiative of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Government of India and is funded by World Bank.
  • Objective: The project aims to develop an Integrated Road Accident Database (iRAD), to enrich the accident databases from every parts of the country.
  • The project would generate various types of insights by analyzing the collected road accident data across the country through implementation of data analytics technique.

 

How it works?

  • The mobile application 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.
  • He or she will then visit the accident site, examine it, and feed the required details, such as the road design.
  • 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.

 


Q1) What is the role of World Bank?

The World Bank's primary goal is to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic development. It aims to help countries achieve sustainable economic growth, improve living standards, and invest in human capital.

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