• Ecosystem Partner
    NASSCOM Foundation
  • Implementation Partner
    Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
  • Technology Partner
  • Knowledge Partner
  • Strategic Partner

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is seeking startups to provide novel AI solutions to detect and classify potholes in the city.

Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM) was established by the Government of Telangana with a vision to position Telangana as a global hub for Artificial Intelligence and foster social innovation. Powered by NASSCOM, one focus area for T-AIM is Sustainable Cities & Communities.

During the four year period - 2017-2020 - 22,631 accidents were reported due to potholes. These accidents led to 9,223 lives lost and 19,977 injuries. Statistically, on a daily basis, 16 accidents occur in India on an average day, and they result in six lives getting lost and more than 13 people getting injured. Road safety is an integral part of road design during planning and during operating conditions.

Problem Statement

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), video feed (40 fps or higher) from specific routes in Hyderabad will need to be analyzed for potholes. The potholes visible in the video feed will need to be identified and classified using AI. Classification of pothole severity may be undertaken based on the surface area and depth of the pothole.

Desired Outcomes

An AI-based solution which can help GHMC with

  • Spatial density and distribution of potholes across the city
  • Identification & classification of potholes on archived video feeds
  • Dashboard that highlights pothole severity along various routes
  • Identification & classification of potholes on live video feeds
Eligibility Criteria
  • This is an opportunity for innovators to showcase their AI solution development capabilities at a larger scale.
  • The winner can also avail an opportunity to implement a pilot within the State of Telangana, with mentorship and field support from GHMC.
  • Financial support of up to INR 20 lakhs towards implementation of the pilot project with GHMC will be made available by Capgemini India's CSR division.
Results and Winning Criteria

The teams will be judged based on approach, innovation, technique, and result.

  • Teams will be given four (4) weeks to work on the use-case
  • Teams will have to submit the results, approach, and code for evaluation by the jury
  • Teams will have to host the solution online to be evaluated by the jury
  • The winning criteria will be a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to solve the problem
  • The decision of the jury will be final and binding.
Ranking Criteria (Parameters and Weightage)
  • Approach
  • Technical
  • Results
  • This consists of the description of how the problem statement was approached. Assumptions made. Understanding of problem statements. Suggestion on how the solution can be taken to next level with the use of data/algorithms.
  • Weightage: 40%
  • This consists of innovation, code quality, use of data, scalability of the solution, use of standard libraries, algorithms used.
  • Weightage: 30%
  • This consists of accuracy of the solution by comparing it with unseen datasets
  • Weightage: 30%
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