Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has partnered with RoadBounce, a Mobile based Road Condition Assessment Technology, to pilot an initiative that will help the government assess road quality and safety. RoadBounce technology captures road condition just by driving a car on any road, and provides a list of high priority patches to be fixed...
The pilot is currently on in Cyberabad with over 90 kms of roads having been mapped. The pilot also includes carrying out a Traffic Risk Survey in addition to geotagging and measuring road lengths and mapping road assets. “With the onslaught of rains, it is key for GHMC to employ new technologies to provide safe roads to all our citizens. We also believe this is a more sustainable solution as we can continually monitor our roads and its upkeep,” says Hari Chandana Dasari, Zonal Commissioner.
“Yes, we all want the potholes to be fixed. But how can Government track a pothole before an accident happens?” explained team RoadBounce. “The state has more than 25,000 kilometres of roads, many requiring high maintenance. Keeping a constant watch on them is not a simple task. The current process of doing annual surveys and collecting road condition data for every road with pen and paper is not efficient. New technology can now help senior officials keep a watch on current and present road condition almost real-time, and take actions prioritized for public safety”
After the maintenance work:
Upon fixing-up the reported issues, RoadBounce performed a second survey and reported significant increase in Goodness of the roads from 17% to 84% in Hightech City and from 20% to 43% in JNTU Kukatpally. Overall average and poor patches shifted to goodness of the roads.
RoadBounce data reported increase in Goodness of roads from 19% to 52% where, Poor patches reduced from 32% to 12%
RoadBounce data was actionable and helped save 20% in road repair work.
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