Tuesday , 12 November 2019

Safety & Security

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 ...

Panvel will soon boast of a Drivers’ Training Institute

Gurinder Singh Arora of Autocreates will start a Drivers’ Training Institute in Panvel, Maharashtra soon. Apart from the training they receive, the drivers will also undergo an image make-over lest they be treated in a crude manner on the highways by traffic inspectors, RTO officials and the police. It is no secret that India’s biggest challenge from the viewpoint of ...

Assessing risks of PPP projects

Many factors come into play while assessing the risks at various stages of a Transport Project under PPP. The credit rating agencies assess these risks and provide an expert opinion on the overall risks in the project. A look at the various factors considered in the process. Given the robust pace of economic development, infrastructure bottleneck – especially in the ...

It is time we included Pedestrians in transport planning

Despite being ubiquitous in transport movements, pedestrians are all too often under-prioritised in Transport Planning. Trasportation expert Richard Di Bona writes on the reasons, implications and solutions to the situations peppering his arguments with international examples.

The BMTC Experiment

The introduction of IT based applications has completely transformed the process of recruitment in Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). It has not only brought in more transparency in the recruitment process but has also made it cost- effective and citizen-friendly.

NGO – Muskaan Safety Foundation From a non-issue to an issue of major concern

A tragedy can sometimes inspire a person to go on to achieve great milestones. This has been the case with Mridul Bhasin and Pramod Bhasin from Jaipur. The couple lost their 17 year old daughter Durva Bhasin in a tragic road accident on May 3, 1999. Numbed by their loss, and encouraged by Durva’s teacher Sandeep Sethi, the Bhasins launched ...

International Best Practices for Institutions Imparting Driver Education

Susanne Hebner, Managing Director, Hubert Ebner (India) Pvt Ltd writes on the tools of teaching Defensive Driving. Her company, an Indo-Austria venture, carries out extensive driver training programmes in India and has made several road safety films. Defensive driving, practised all over the world, especially in the developed countries, is the key to reducing road accidents and being safe on ...

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