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Harnessing Technology and Collaboration to Combat Road Accidents

In a concerted effort involving officials from transport and police departments, road-owning agencies, medical & health professionals, and various stakeholders, the State Road Safety Cell in Rajasthan is spearheading initiatives to fulfil the Global Road Safety Goal of reducing road fatalities and severe injuries by 50% by the close of 2030. While challenges abound, strategic processes, partnerships with leading engineering ...

Improving Road Safety in India

Despite huge investment having been made towards improvement of road infrastructure in the country, road traffic fatalities have been on the rise. The worst victims are the Vulnerable Road Users. The approach towards road safety has to change, says A P Bahadur, PPP expert for Asian Development Bank, Haryana. India has now achieved the dubious distinction of having the highest ...

Strengthening Systems, Sensitising States and Setting up Training Schools

He wants transparency in the working of his ministry and is known to often question sharply the company managements on the gap in the amount quoted and the actual cost incurred on road projects. He is often said to have chided them with questions like, “Don’t you have engineers to prepare the report before it comes to us for approval? If yes, how do they go wrong on the cost?” He doesn’t like speaking with the media as he feels his work must speak – the work of building 20km of roads a day becoming a reality, the work of improving the toll system, the work of trying to stop the parallel movement of money in the corridors of his ministry for clearance of projects. C P Joshi, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, is busy putting his ministry on the right track. He answered questions from Vidyottama Sharma on transport, traffic, transparency, and many other issues…

IRF India recommendations

The fifth regional conference of International Road Federation (IRF), India held at New Delhi in November arrived at many far-reaching recommendations on road safety. The significance of these recommendations can be gauged from the fact that these were called for by the Parliament of India within three days of the conclusion of the conference. Some of the recommendations finalised at ...

Mumbai tops list of accident-prone cities

According to the National Crime Record Bureau’s 2008 report, Mumbai tops in the list of accidents in India. It accounts for one out of every five fatal accidents in the country. This latest compiled data with the home ministry shows that Mumbai accounts for 18.5% of total accidents in the country. Kolkata, with a record of 1.8%, comes at the ...