SRINAGAR, Sept 9: J&K became the third State in the country to move to the automated Road Accident Data Management System (RADMS) said Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Principal Secretary, Transport Department while launching the automated software based solution today.
RADMS software has been developed by the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) with a view to creating a platform for on-the-spot collection of standard and accurate road accident data, soon after an accident. The launch was attended both in person and through video conference by senior officers of the Police, Transport department and civil administration.
Samoon stated that RADMS will tremendously help policy makers and Governmental executing agencies, be it municipal bodies, road construction agencies, traffic and transport departments, towards mitigation of Road Safety related problems in J&K. “This will help in identifying the reasons behind the accident, rather than putting all the blame on the driver”, said Samoon.
Transport Commissioner, Saugat Biswas, informed that RADMS was got developed through the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Srinagar in accordance with the standardized format of the Indian Road Congress.
Biswas, further informed that the RADMS is a Geographical Information System (GIS) based solution for identification of black spots, wrong driving practice, road infrastructure, vehicular defects, road types, damage to property, overloading issues, driver issues and other factors related to road accidents.
The android based mobile application supported by a backend analysis dashboard and data server will facilitate complete end-to-end accident data management. The system is backed by a powerful GIS standard facilitating plotting of accident data on digital maps enabling in-depth spatial analysis, he informed.
The first hand data-feeding will be done by the local police from the accident location which will be authenticated by the incharge of the concerned police station. The data will automatically get uploaded on to the backend server. The RADMS is capable of presenting 65 different reports on various parameters by using its analytical tools, informed Ab Rouf Shah, from NIELIT who gave a detailed presentation of the RADMS to the gathering.