Monday , 6 July 2020

Tag Archives: Road Accidents

We want to modernize 150 depots across Maharashtra

Anil Parab, Transport Minister, Government of Maharashtra speaks about his priorities, importance of technology in road safety and plans to rejuvenate the State Transport Corporation in an exclusive interview with Rahul Kamat As the newly appointed Transport Minister of Maharashtra, what are your priorities which you would like to take upon a warfooting note? At present, my priorities and focus ...

India’s New Motor Vehicle Act brings down road accidents

According to the government data, there has been a significant dip in the number of accidents after the implementation of New Motor Vehicle Act, 2019. The information was shared by the Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in the ongoing Parliament session. According to the minister, in the last five months, Gujarat has registered a 14% dip in ...

Bringing together the who’s who of the transportation sector

I have been attending this expo for the last three years. The initiative taken by the organizer is commendable, bringing together traffic and road safety players under one roof. I can see, there is huge improvement in terms of footfall and the number of exhibitors in this expo. –T Krishna Prasad IPS,  DGP & Chairman, Road Safety Authority, Telangana   ...

Traffic Sensors market to reach $434 mn by 2025: Research

According to an industry research report, the global traffic sensors market is expected to reach $434 million by 2025, up from the currently valued $271.97 million markets. According to the research report, increasing awareness of the adverse effect of road accidents is compelling several cities to implement sensor-based smart traffic signals. According to the report, installation of traffic sensors will ...

Improving Road Safety through Smart Data

In a recent data released by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) reveals that, India had lost 1,47,913 people to road crashes in 2017, of which 48,764 were on two-wheelers, 26,869 were car crash victims, 20,457 were pedestrians deaths, and 3,559 were cyclists. This roughly amounts to an average of over 400 deaths every day on Indian roads. Over ...

Govt to collect data of road accidents in real-time

The government has finally kicked off the process to collect details of road accidents in realtime and their causes as it is done in developed countries. The IT-based system for capturing accident data from across the country will have a mobile-app that can send alerts to the authorities for taking action. With financial and technical assistance from the World Bank, ...

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.

Uttar Pradesh plans Trauma Centres on highways

The Uttar Pradesh government proposes to set up control rooms or trauma centres on state and national highways which will provide emergency medical care to accident victims. These victims will be treated in district-level hospitals throughout the State. The toll-free numbers of control rooms are being publicised widely. District magistrates and local police officials have been directed to facilitate quick ...

Road Safety audit training course

India has one of the highest rates of road accidents and fatalities in the world. With the massive growth of vehicles in the country’s cities, it becomes imperative to address this poor record of road safety. Towards this end, IRF India has been organising training courses for people to be trained as road safety auditors who would certify developments or ...

Licences of drunk drivers to be revoked

Maharashtra government is planning to cancel the licences of drivers who drink and drive. Alarmed by the rising number of road accidents due to drunk driving, the Home Department and Regional Traffic Office (RTO) have decided to take this strict action. There were 57,000 cases of drunk driving during the last three years, of which 867 were on New Year’s ...