July 21, 2009 4:43:15 am
Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh on Monday launched the Accident Report and Analysis System (ARS) for Pune.
Pune is the first city in India to get such a system.
The ARS is a Web GIS interface for reporting accidents and generating various reports. It has been designed to document the multiple facets of traffic accidents and help optimise the use of limited resources that are available to reduce the number and severity of the accidents.
The ARS comprises software that develops all reports needed by the police for routine processing. Its usage can be extended by plotting useful locations like schools,signals,markets and parking areas for analysing the information further.
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Deputy commissioner (traffic) Manoj Patil said,The ARS is very important for Pune where the number of accidents per lakh population is very high. Ideally,roads should be 10.5 per cent of total area of the city. But in Pune,roads are only 6.5 per cent of the total area, he said.
Patil also said ARS software enables data collection for identifying the accident-prone areas in the city. We are ready to bring this information before the public. People from accident-prone areas can use the data for questioning their corporators and civic officials, he said.
The ARS project is a joint initiative of the traffic police department and Janwani,an NGO supported by MCCIA. The project,developed by Indictrans,has been sponsored by Weikfield,Transworld Compressor Technologies Ltd and KPIT Cummins.
Features of ARS
* Online incident-reporting system with login for each police station.
* Facility to mark an accident using map of Pune.
* Interface to find out accident pattern and statistics for a particular region on map
* Summary reports on daily,weekly,monthly or yearly basis for a police station and for the entire city.
* Data collected on maps can be used for identifying accident-prone areas
* No special computer skills required for using the system. Just basic web browsing knowledge and short training on software will do.
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