SRINAGAR, SEP 9: With the launch of Road Acci-dent Data Management System (RADMS) here today, Jammu & Kashmir has become third State in the country to move to automated software-based solution on road accident data. RADMS was formally launched by the Principal Secretary, Transport Depar-tment, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon here today.
Senior officers of the Civil & Police Administ-ration and Transport Department attended the launch of RADMS both in person and through video-conferencing.
The automated software-based solution has been developed by the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) to create a platform for on-the-spot collection of standard and accurate road accident data immediately after a mishap.
Dr Samoon complimented the Transport Commi-ssioner, Saugat Biswas for getting the system developed in record time, which would be a big leap in road safety management. He said that RADMS will help policy makers and government executing agencies like municipal bodies, road construction agencies, Traffic and Transport Departments, immensely towards mitigation of Road Safety related problems in the State. “This will help in identifying reasons behind the accident, rather than putting all the blame on the driver. For instance, if analysis of data shows bad roads as the reason for accidents, the State will prioritize road improvement” he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Transport Commis-sioner, Saugat Biswas, said that RADMS was got development through the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Srinagar in accordance with the standardized format of Indian Road Congress.
He said that the Committee of the Supreme Court on Road Safety, in 2015 had mandated all States to put RADMS in place for objective collection of road accident data, as collection of standard and accurate data is vital for preparation of effective policies regarding road safety in the country.
“We initiated the process in 2017 and have commissioned it today,” he said.
Biswas, further informed that RADMS is a Geographical Information System (GIS) solution for identification of black spots, wrong driving practices, road infrastructure, vehicular defects, road types, damage to property, overloading issues, driver issues and other factors causing or related to road accidents. He said that 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.
Biswas said that first-hand data-feeding will be done by local Police from the accident location which will be authenticated by the in-charge of the concerned police station. The data will automatically get uploaded on to the backend server.
NIELIT Software Engineer, Abdul Rauf Shah gave a detailed presentation regarding functioning of RADMS on the occasion. He informed that RADMS is capable of presenting 65 different reports on various parameters by using its analytical tools.
The inaugural function was followed by training of Master Trainers from Police Department, RTOs and ARTOs, who would handhold and train the field functionaries of the concerned police stations.
IG Traffic, Basant Rath; IG Kashmir, S P Pani; DC Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Shah; DC Budgam, Syed Sehrish Asgar; DIG Kashmir, V K Virdhi; Additional Transport Commissioner, RTO Kashmir and ARTOs of Kashmir division, Ashiq Hussain Dar, Jt Director, NIELIT; Muneer Ahmad, and Syed Bukhari both Dy Directors NIELIT from Civil Secretariat Srinagar, DIG Jammu, Bhim Sen Tuti; all Deputy Commissioners and SSPs, RTOs of Jammu, Kashmir and Kathua and all ARTOs of the State, joined through Video conference from their respective locations.