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Tamil Nadu Government Paves Way for Road Safety With TNRADMS

Ershad K July 24, 2012
Tamil Nadu Government Paves Way for Road Safety With TNRADMS
TNRADMS is an analysis engine which has been deployed in 1,400 police stations across Tamil Nadu and personnel at each station have been trained in its use.

Road accidents in the state of Tamil Nadu (TN) have seen a 25 percent reduction in fatalities from 13.39 for every 10,000 vehicles in 2006 to 10.09 in 2010. All thanks to a DBMS called Tamil Nadu Road Accident Data Management System (TNRADMS).

This analysis engine which can create accident reports at the snap of a finger has replaced the cumbersome paper-based reports and inaccurate data-metrics which were only used for reporting in assembly/parliament queries.

TNRADMS

The objective was to digitise accident records with easy-to-use software and reduce road accidents. The plan is a part of a project undertaking by the state called Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project (TNRSP).

The TN government approved a comprehensive Road Safety Action Plan put forth by TNRSP and developed the Road Accident Data Management System (RADMS) in 2009. This was developed at a cost of Rs. 2.20 Crores (about $500,000) with funding from World Bank and software support from Kerala-based IBS Software Services.

RADMS has been deployed in 1400 police stations across Tamil Nadu and personnel at each station have been trained in its use. Kumar, Deputy Project Director - TNRSP, said, "The system links three departments Police, Transport and Highways who update accident details as and when they happen."

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