E-DAR Portal for Accident Compensation Claims

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With an aim to speed up accident compensation claims, the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has developed the portal named ‘e-DAR’ (e-Detailed Accident Report) . For easy access, Digitalized Detailed Accident Reports (DAR) would be uploaded on the portal. This web portal has been designed by the government in consultation with insurance companies and it would provide an instant information on road accidents with a few clicks and help accelerate accident compensation claims thereby bringing relief to the victims՚ families.

The web portal would be linked to the Integrated Road Accident Database (iRAD) . Applications from iRAD would be pushed directly to more than 90 % of the datasets to the e-DAR. For the e-DAR forms, very minimal information is required to be entered by the stakeholders like the police, road authorities, hospitals, etc. Therefore, e-DAR would be an extension and e-version of iRAD.

Integrated Road Accident Database


  • After technicians demonstrated the working of the portal to the court and amicus curiae, satisfaction was expressed by an apex court Bench led by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.
  • In its detailed order, the court recorded that e-DAR portal would be conducting multiple checks against fake claims by conducting a sweeping search of vehicles involved in the:
    • Accident
    • Date of accident
    • First Information Report
  • This portal would be further linked to the other government portals like Vahan and would get access to information on driving license details and registration of vehicles.
  • The portal would provide geo tagging of the exact accident spot along with the site map to benefit investigating officers.
  • The investigating officer would be notified about the distance from the spot of the incident.
  • Details to be uploaded immediately on the portal:
    • Photos
    • Video of the accident spot
    • Damaged vehicles
    • Injured victims
    • Eye-witnesses, etc.

Way Ahead

  • An engineer from the PWD or the local body apart from the state police too would receive an alert on his mobile device post which the official concerned would visit the accident site to examine it and feed the required details like that of the road design.
  • To obtain solutions, hotspots for accidents would be identified to obtain solutions for avoiding accidents.
  • The apex court has also suggested the use of artificial intelligence technology for the portal.

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