What is the News?
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in consultation with the insurance companies has developed a portal named ‘e-DAR’ (e-Detailed Accident Report).
What is e-DAR Portal?
Aim: To provide instant information on road accidents with a few clicks to help accelerate accident compensation claims and also check fake claims.
Purpose: The portal can be used by the police to upload the accident reports on it. The portal will alert the concerned insurance company and the details of the vehicles and owners can be fetched as it is linked to the Vaahan portal. Hence, the portal can reduce the paperwork related to the accident claim process.
The portal will be linked to the Integrated Road Accident Database(iRAD). It will also be linked to other government portals like Vaahan as it would help get access to information on driving license details and registration of vehicles.
Features of the portal
The portal will have features to geo-tag the accident locations, giving automatic alerts to the concerned investigating officer.
Also, it has provisions to upload photos and videos relating to the accident and damaged vehicles.
Apart from the state police, an engineer from the Public Works Department or the local body will receive an alert on his mobile device. The concerned official will then visit the accident site, examine it and feed the required details such as the road design.
Moreover, there will be multiple checks in the portal to restrict fake claims by linking the check with FIR No, vehicles involved in the accident and the date of the accident.
Source: This post is based on the article “e-DAR portal to speed up accident compensation claims” published in The Hindu on 16th April 2022.