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M-Parivahan,E-Challan Apps to be launched Soon for Road Safety and Reporting Accidents

The Indian government is giving a major push to road safety. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is planning to launch two mobile apps M-Parivahan and E-challan soon. The ministry has conducted many campaigns in the past to educate people about proper driving and driving etiquettes. However, many of them are unaware on how to approach the authorities in times of crisis.

Two mobile apps M-Parivahan and e-challan would give a push to road safety and also facilitate citizen interactions. M-Parivahan app facilitates to search and establish the genuineness of a vehicle and driver. E-challan is an enforcement app for traffic police and transport authorities.

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“The ministry is planning to launch two apps related to road safety and customer facilitation. One of them would be e-challan which would be used by the enforcement authorities and another would be m-Parivahan which would provide host of services to citizens,” a Road Ministry official said.

The M-Parivahan app comes with basic features and allows users to report or complain about inappropriate road behavior. The app will provide details of all vehicles registered and serve as a digital license provider for citizens. The M-Parivahan app will be available soon on most of the smartphones.

“We expect to give a big push to the road safety cause with these two apps and also facilitate customers while interacting with the transport department. M-Parivahan will help in the safety of the passengers if they are hiring a driver. It will also help transporters. Secondly, it will help the people who are buying a second-hand car,” the official said.

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E-challan mechanism facilitates cashless fine payments for violating rules. Under Motor Vehicles Act, the police, and the transport authorities can impose fines on the traffic violators. The app provides entire information about the vehicle owner or the license holder from the back end. The authorities have the option to tick the proper violation, and the challans will be generated accordingly.

Vehicle with Airbags and Over Speed Alarms May Bring Down Death Toll during Accidents in India

Airbags and Over Speed Alarms May Bring Down Death Toll

In a step to minimize the road accidents that take place in India at an alarming rate. Central Government of India has decided to take strict measures. These will be made mandatory once the legal cell permits the proposals made by Transport Ministry.

As a part of the drafted plans, vehicle manufacturers from now should include Airbags and Speed alarming systems. These are mandatory as these two are the major causes that lead to deaths in accidents.

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Airbags are intended to protect the life to the maximum extent when an accident occurs. Speed limit alarming is also another safety measure that is suggested. There are quite lags in implementing the overspeed alarm.

As per Indian standards and road conditions, the speed limit cannot be justified. There cannot be an ordinary speed fixed for driving conditions. Hence it will certainly be a matter of concern for the manufacturer as well as Road Transport Authorities.

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Coming to another proposal of the Road Transport Authority of India, the speed calculating cameras will be set up for monitoring the over speed travelling vehicles. The functionality will be similar to that of other countries.

Till date, there is no system or rule in India regarding the safety measures of a vehicle while manufacturing. But now, this seems to be a loophole in curbing the accidental deaths. It is sad to know that India stands next to China not only in population census but also in accidents.

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Both countries are back to back in the figures of accidental deaths that occur every year. The increase in growth rate of accidents is a matter of concern and hence, the Indian government has decided to take stringent measures to minimize them.

Traffic rules and other measures have not helped to lower the accidental deaths. Therefore, the root level is chosen. The safety features in the vehicle will assist in minimizing the deaths.

Unlike in foreign countries, India does not stress on Crash Tests conducted by NCAP while starring the safety of the vehicle. This also a mandatory step that is to be followed by the Government. Hopefully, the latest security measures come to real time implementation and decrease the death rate in accidents.

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