Monday , 17 June 2019

Safety & Security

Are India’s popular small cars unsafe?

India is now the sixth largest in the world for the production and sale of passenger cars. India could become the world?s third largest market by 2020. However, unlike most other major car producing nations, India does not yet require its vehicles to meet the United Nation?s minimum crash test standards and does not have a New Car Assessment Programme ...

Urban Safety: The two-wheeler phenomenon

Ranjit Gadgil, Programme Director, Parisar, discusses the safety risks associated with the ever-increasing use of two wheelers in the country, and the need to improve public transport. Pune, once known as a ?cycling city? has very rapidly transformed into a ?two-wheeler? city, a process which began in the late 80s, accelerating throughout the 90s. With the turn of the century, ...

Zero Vision: Safe Corridor Pilot Project in Kerala

The ambitious safe corridor project on the 80km stretch from Vetturoad to Adoor near Thiruvananthapuram, one of the most accident-prone stretches in the state has begun. As per the data collected by National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC), the agency carrying out the pilot study on the project, around 1200 accidents happened on the stretch in the past three years. The project, which aims at bringing down the accident rate to zero, will be implemented with financial aid from World Bank by the Kerala State Transport Project, a Kerala PWD programme. The KSTP has set aside `60 crore for carrying out safety projects on the roads coming under its jurisdiction. According to NATPAC Director B G Sreedevi, the project is being implemented with the help of local bodies, police department, motor vehicles department and hospitals in the area. ?Interestingly, when good roads was provided, accidents also showed an increasing trend. Hence a detailed study was done,? said Sreedevi. A Progess Report.

Helping people get back home safe

ArriveSafe, is a Chandigarh based NGO dedicated to road safety, driven by the founder Harman Sidhu?s traumatic experience on the road, and his dedication to spread the awareness about road safety and perils of drunken driving.

Automated Driving Test System Making Gujarat?s Roads Safer

In keeping with its commitment towards providing any assistance or training to people to ensure safe driving, the Transport Department of Gujarat has started an automated driving test system The state government has taken the onus of fully computerising RTOs in all the districts of Gujarat, making it easier for the citizens to avail services. Subsequently, many important measures have ...

Expressways and Highways: Mumbai?s Dangerous and deadly connections

Mumbai-Goa Highway and Mumbai-Pune Expressway have been in news over the last few years for severe accidents resulting in many deaths. It is time we made these connections safer. Vidyottama Sharma on the causes of accidents and possible remedies. Mumbai-Goa Highway: April 25, 2013: Four people, including three women, died and a woman injured in Raigad district, 140km from Mumbai, ...

Interview With:Deepak Darda, India needs to have a clear safety policy

While talking about the need for a clear national road safety policy, Deepak Darda, Head-India Operations, IBI Group, underlines sustainable transport solutions such as transit oriented development. ?Congestion, health and safety requirements necessitate that we think of sustainability now?, he says.   What projects are you carrying out in India? In India, we have two offices: in Gurgaon and in ...

Decade of Action for Road Safety-Saving millions of lives across the decade

The Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011?2020), launched in 2011 by the United Nations, is an opportunity for countries to stop and reverse the current trend of alarming increase in road accidents. A one-year progress update by Dr Etienne Krug, Director, Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, World Health Organisation. On May 11, 2011 governments around the ...

Walking through Austria

Vienna: A traveller?s delight Vienna is an ideal city to be emulated for multimodal transport, says Bina C Balakrishnan. Here, she writes an experiential piece on how, despite being new to the city, she could comfortably travel using public transport ? without any fear of a motorist hitting her on the street, and could get information on the modes of ...

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