Press Release December 17, 2021 | 19 min read

MapmyIndia, MoRTH, IIT Madras sign MOU to make Road Travel a Safer Bet

Minimising Accidents through Real-Time Accident Prone Zone Safety Alerts to Drivers during navigation & Driving on Highways with help of FREE for citizen indigenous mobile app and also in-vehicle systems, powered by geospatial data analytics of historical accident data

Mumbai, December 17, 2021: Government of India’s Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, IIT Madras and MapmyIndia, India’s leading digital data and technology products and platforms company for maps, geospatial and location-based IoT, today signed an MoU for collaboration on driver and road safety technologies, and jointly launched India’s best and FREE-TO-USE navigation app service for all 130+ crore Indians. 

The MapmyIndia app, enhanced with the support of MoRTH and IIT Madras, provides road safety alerts to users about upcoming accident hazards while driving. By using this navigation app, users will get voice and visual alerts about upcoming accident-prone zones, speed breakers, sharp curves, potholes etc, to ensure they can drive carefully and avoid accidents. Further through the app, users and authorities can also report and broadcast accidents, unsafe areas, road and traffic issues on the map to help benefit other users, which will be analysed by IIT Madras and MapmyIndia and will then be used by the Government of India to improve road conditions in future.

The MapmyIndia, which won the Government of India’s Attmanirbhar App Innovation Challenge in 2020, additionally offers a myriad of mapping, navigation, safety and hyper-local features to help users in their day to day lives as they move around their city or across the country. The collaboration between MoRTH, IIT Madras and MapmyIndia represents the best of the public sector, academia and private sector coming together to offer a world-class, locally relevant, indigenous solution.

This is a truly Aatmanirbhar, Sarvottam Bharat initiative, and all Indians are encouraged to download and use the MapmyIndia app, and take benefit of these enhanced navigation and road safety alerts while driving. Further, all government organisations at central, state and local levels such as transport, public works, road and traffic departments and authorities are encouraged to use the app to report and broadcast information about accidents, poor traffic or road conditions, road works etc., so that users can be quickly alerted about potentially dangerous areas. 

Additional notes:

  • This joint and strategic collaboration between MapmyIndia, MoRTH and IIT Madras will drive a series of technology-driven road safety outcomes across the length, breadth and dept of India – covering all 6.3 million kilometers of roads across India and across all approx 8000 towns and cities and 7 lakh villages
  • Citizens can use the simple and free-to-use mobile and web apps of MapmyIndia, to get India’s best real-time safe routing and navigation experience, when driving their passenger cars and 2-wheelers, delivery bikes, trucks, buses, autos and taxis
  • Authorities in the government, road and traffic sector can use MapmyIndia’s powerful tools to visualise and analyse road conditions and road safety hazards in real-time and geospatially. They can further use MapmyIndia’s operation tools to dispatch and manage their field staff and fleet of vehicles and monitor the construction and maintenance of roads and road signs, to ensure road conditions are improved.
  • Further, both citizens and authorities, as well as volunteers and well-meaning organisations can report unsafe road conditions and real-time traffic situation on the map, to help others passing later through those roads stay safer using MapmyIndia’s app and web portal
  • MapmyIndia’s real-time road safety maps get embedded through its APIs and SDKs, as well as in-vehicle connected navigation systems, into the most popular consumer apps of India, and are also embedded into most vehicles across India. Thus, the reach and benefits of MapmyIndia’s initiative on road safety can scale rapidly to population scale. All other consumer facing apps, as well as taxi delivery driver and rider apps, and commercial taxi and delivery vehicles, can also embed MapmyIndia’s APIs, SDKs and connected navigation software to ensure all 130 crore Indians benefit from this and road accidents are minimised
  • In line with the vision of Honourable PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji for Gati Shakti, to halve India’s logistics costs, and generate huge investments in creating high quality road infrastructure and aligned to Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari Ji’s mission for zero road accidents – these technology interventions and road safety initiatives of MapmyIndia, MoRTH and IIT Madras will ensure the capital and time in road construction and maintenance will be well invested, citizens’ lives will be saved, and movement of people and goods will become safer and faster

The free-to-use app can be downloaded by visiting

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About MoRTH : Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) is an apex organisation under the Central Government, is entrusted with the task of formulating and administering, in consultation with other Central Ministries/Departments, State Governments/UT Administrations, organisations and individuals, policies for Road Transport, National Highways, Road Safety and Transport Research with a view to increase the mobility and efficiency of the road transport system in the country.

About IIT Madras : IIT Madras is a premier academic and research institute constituted by the Government of India under the Institutes of Technology Act 1961, has been actively involved in developing various data-driven initiatives for improving road safety. IITM had conceptualized and designed an integrated road accident database for deployment across India. IITM also is actively involved in building capacity and capability, particularly in advancing road safety across various State Governments and to Government of India.

About MapmyIndia (C.E. Info Systems Ltd) : MapmyIndia is India’s leading provider of advanced digital maps, geospatial software and location-based IoT technologies, founded and headquartered in New Delhi in 1995. More at 

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