Thursday , 12 December 2019

Safety & Security

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 ...

How Safe are we on Our Roads?

Vidyottama Sharma speaks with the industry, enforcement agencies, NGOs and medical fraternity on the safety on our roads, enforcement issues, decision dilemmas and solutions

Haddon Matrix for Work-related Road safety in India

Surveys have revealed that most of the accidents in India take place when people drive to work or drive as a part of their work. Haddon Matrix can be an answer to improve work-related road safety in India, says Dr Will Murray, Research Director, Interactive Driving Systems, the United Kingdom.

Reducing accidents and following rules

If the government and enforcement agencies make up their mind to do so, reducing accidents and enforcing traffic discipline is not a difficult task to handle. Ashok Datar, Chairman, Mumbai Environmental Social Network, writes on how IT can be used for better compliance with law in mega cities.

For a safe and sustainable Chennai Pedestrian Safety is the key

Despite various measures being adopted by the Tamil Nadu government in Chennai, the road fatality rate hasn?t reduced much. Roshan Toshniwal, Consultant with Transparent Chennai, CDF (Centre for Development Finance), IFMR takes a detailed look into the real problems plaguing road safety and advocates safe pedestrian infrastructure strongly.

Safety in trains Playing with Fire

Fire safety in trains is an oft-neglected issue in India. While train accidents take place a little too often for various reasons, fire safety needs a serious looking into and quick remedial action. Our trains still run on archaic systems that nearly overlook fire safety norms. Solutions are available. Only, they need to be followed in spirit, says Vidyottama Sharma.

Five ways to Distinguish a good Mobile DVR

With the continuously rising road accidents and the danger of violent attacks in the country there is a need for effective and continuous traffic surveillance on the roads. The advantages of stable power supply, high vibration resistance and a wide range of reliable data transmission options make mobile Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) an effective solution for this purpose.

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