The Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) developed the portal named ‘e-DAR’ (e-Detailed Accident Report).
- The portal provides instant information on road accidents and helps accelerate accident compensation claims, bringing relief to victims’ families.
- Road safety continues to be a major developmental issue, a public health concern and a leading cause of death and injury across the world.
- It kills more than 1.35 million globally as reported in the Global Status report on Road Safety 2018 with 90% of these casualties taking place in the developing countries and 11% alone being accounted for by India.
- As per the Report on Road accidents in India 2019, the accident related deaths in India in 2019 were 1,51,113 in number.
- Digitalised Detailed Accident Reports (DAR) will be uploaded to the portal for easy access.
- The web portal will be linked to the Integrated Road Accident Database (iRAD).
- From iRAD, applications to more than 90% of the datasets would be pushed directly to the e-DAR.
- Stakeholders like the police, road authorities, hospitals, etc., are required to enter very minimal information for the e-DAR forms.
- Thus, e-DAR would be an extension and e-version of iRAD.
- DAR portal would conduct multiple checks against fake claims by conducting a sweeping search of vehicles involved in the accident, the date of the accident, and the First Information Report number.
- The portal would be linked to other government portals like Vaahan or and would get access to information on driving licence details and registration of vehicles.
- Hotspots for accidents would also be identified so as to obtain solutions to avoid accidents at these hotspots.