The unique feature of the Expo was large gathering of college students at the venue. Sensitizing the younger generation about various aspects of road safety in a fun and colourful manner, TrafficInfraTech magazine in association with Indian Road Safety Campaign (IRSC) had organised Road Safety Awareness Competitions for Mumbai Colleges starting from September 2018.
Awareness Session for colleges
A complete module on awareness was designed in such a manner that the session made students realise why it is important to follow rules on roads including importance of road safety, safety gears, safe braking, road signs & road markings and how to avoid accidents.
The championship worked on multiple levels using the competitive spirit of the youth to deliver a longterm sustainable impact and to create a Safer India!
Road Safety Awareness Competition
The students participated and conducted many diverse, innovative and creatively indulging activities with road-safety as the theme. The competition served as a platform for all the participants to express their views through Slogans, Essays, Blog, Poem, One-liner, Paintings, Drawings, etc. in a time limit. The top 10 performers of each college were invited to the Expo. The winners of the competition were chosen from 12 different colleges.
During the session on ‘Road and Vehicle Safety’ during the Conference. Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, MoRTH gave away cash prizes and certificates to winners.
The quality and enthusiasm of the visitors highlighted the point that the demand for traffic solutions in India is quite high. The show also highlighted the increase in awareness among the stakeholders about Traffic technology and products. There were also visitors and experts from across the country — Maharashtra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Gujarat and from assortment of Government departments, NHAI, Traffic Police, Town planners, Infrastructure companies, Road Transport Corporations, Trade Commissions; PWDs; Municipal Corporations, Metro/Railways…
Exhibitors were equally elated to meet up with the right kind of solution seekers and decision-makers. The exhibitors opined that the companies they wanted to be associates with were present at the event and they could discuss with fellow exhibitors too, along with the visitors, their product offerings.
Cutting across barriers, the Show facilitated accessibility of important dignitaries and business stakeholders, a process that otherwise would have taken much individual time and effort.
The Conference with the theme ‘Driving Smart Mobility’ covered areas like Capacity Building and New Mobility Plans for India; Emerging Technology for Highways, Road and Vehicle Safety: Policies, Trends and Technology; Mobility and Smart Cities, Parking Management, Reinventing Public Transport, Policy Framework for ITS applications in India and Emerging Technologies IoT and a Training in Defensive Driving for the Police and transport departments. The special session on start-ups opened up the challenges and opportunities for new companies in the traffic sector.