New Delhi ,
International Road Federation (IRF), Geneva based global body working for better and safer roads world wide along with PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHDCCI) is organising a panel discussion ‘Fast tracking Road safety’ on September 1, 2018 as a curtain raiser to NITI Aayog’s forthcoming ‘MOVE: Global Mobility Summit’ to be held in New Delhi on September 7 and 8, 2018.
“ NITI Aayog, in collaboration with various ministries and industry partners, is organising a Two day ‘MOVE: Global Mobility Summit’ in New Delhi on September 7 and 8, 2018. to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.. Over 1,200 participants from across the world including government leadership, industry leaders, think tank and civil society organisations are likely to attend the summit. The summit is being held in India for the first time will focus on interconnected objectives of access for all, efficiency, safety and green mobility.” Said MR K K Kapila, chairman, International Road Federation (IRF)
“ It is in this context, the International Road Federation (IRF) in association with the PHD Chamber of Commerce is organising a curtain raiser titled ‘ Fast Tracking Road Safety’ which will dwell on three key aspects, namely :Safe Roads, Safe Vehicle, Safe Riding,Education, Advocacy, Behaviour and Enforcement and Trauma Care during the Golden Hour..” Said Mr Kapila.
“The current programme will act as a curtain raiser for the MOVE 2018, being organised by the NITI Aayog in pursuit of the Hon’ble PM’s vision of safe, sustainable, accessible, clean and green mobility in the country. A sustainable mobility in the country will address a lot of issues coming in the way of safe system for the road users, for the vehicles plying on them, traffic rules adherence, etc.. While the MOVE 2018 will address Mobility and related aspects, the IRF through this curtain raiser will focus on the facets, which when pursued consistently, will lead the country towards better road safety scenario and take it closer to the UN Decadal goals.” Said Mr kapila
“With this objective, IRF has been undertaking initiatives under the 4Es of Engineering (roads and vehicular), Education (bring about attitudinal change in the school children through consistent road safety education; education of masses through mass media campaigns – screening of short films in cinemas, etc.), Emergency Care towards strengthening trauma management during pre-hospital care, Enforcement for better traffic and road user management.” He added
The other speakers at the panel discussion will include Mr. Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, MoRTH, Mr. R. K. Pandey, Member (Projects), NHAI, Mr. D. O. Tawade, Member (Technical), NHAI, Lt. Gen. Harpal Singh, AVSM, VSM, DG, Border Roads, Dr. Satish Chandra, Director, CRRI, Mr. I. K. Pandey, Addl. Director General, MoRTH, Mr. Amit Bhardwaj, Deputy Adviser (Transport), NITI Aayog, Mr. Ratan Watal, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog, , Mr. Piyush Tiwari, Founder President, Save Life Foundation,Dr. A.K. Gadpayle, Addl DG, MoHFW, , Dr. Nobhojit Roy, National Advisor, Public Health Planning & Evidence, MoHFW and Dr. Amit Gupta, Professor of Surgery and Critical Care, JPNATC