The Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE), New Delhi, has launched the world’s only single umbrella facility in road traffic management – The College of Traffic Management.
It is for the first time in the country that a Bus Rapid Transit System as well as a Metro line will run parallel along a road. The corridor will also have transmission lines like gas and power running along-side. It is expected to cut the travel time between Virar and Alibaug by an hour.
Situated at the Aravali Hills, Surajkund Badhkal Road, Faridabad, in the National Capital Region of Delhi, the college has five proposed Schools:
- The Center for Analysis & Research in Road Safety
- School of Driver Training
- School of Traffic Enforcement
- School of Road Safety Education & Media Development
- School of Public Health (for Road Safety)
“The vision behind creation of this umbrella facility was to support government and non government organisations in India as well as other developing nations towards building their capacity in the areas of traffic engineering, traffic enforcement, driver training, development of related standards and traffic legislation, accident investigation, road safety education, public health for road safety and post crash management,” says Dr Rohit Baluja, President, IRTE.
The college initiated its first course on traffic management for the Army personnel from Delhi Cantonment from July 12-16 this year. The first international course on traffic engineering in association with the University of Birmingham and Polytechnic University of New York was held from July 26-30. This course was attended by senior police officers and engineers from PWD, NHAI, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Reliance Industries Ltd and DuPont Ltd. Other courses announced by the college are on Traffic Enforcement, Road Safety Audit, Accident Investigation and Traffic Management which are to be held between September to December this year.