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iRAD App

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iRAD App:

What is it?

iRAD stands for Integrated Road Accident Database Project.

The primary purpose of IRAD is to enhance road safety.

Developed by:

Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) and will be implemented by the National Informatics Centre.

How does it work?

  1. The IRAD 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.
  2. Subsequently, an engineer from the Public Works Department or the local body will receive an alert on his mobile device.
  3. He or she will then visit the accident site, examine it, and feed the required details, such as the road design.
  4. 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.
  5. Road users will also be able to upload data on road accidents on a separate mobile application.


Prelims Link:

  1. The app has been developed and launched by?
  2. About National Informatics Centre.
  3. How it works?

Mains Link:

Discuss the key features of iRAD App.

Sources: pib.