Scientific measures introduced to ensure safety on roads: Sunil

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 20: Minister for Transport, Sunil Kumar Sharma today said that rational and scientific measures are being introduced to ensure safety on roads besides regulating traffic movement.
For this, the Government is working to introduce Road Accident Data Management System (RADMS) in the State which will enable Motor Vehicles Department to take rational/scientific data based decisions to ensure safety on roads.
The Minister said this while replying to the Demand for Grants of Transport Department in the Legislative Assembly. “In this digital day and age, timely and necessary technological updations need to be introduced so that the department can fulfill its basic mandate of providing better transportation facilities to the people with effective safety measures”, the Minister said.
The Minister said the department has initiated implementation of multiple measures in addition to RADMS including switch over to Web Based Online Services (VAHAN/SARTHI 4.0), replacement of paper based documents with plastic/smart cards-in offing, digitalization of all departmental records, introduction of Digilocker Service among others.
Besides, an app ‘Ride Safe’ is being developed for citizens to report instances of irresponsible driving with geo-intelligence for intervention and action by filed officials, he added.
“High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) is being implemented in the State and presently about 46% of vehicles have been affixed with the HSRP