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06 July 2015
9th Edition of the IRF India Regional Conference

The 9th IRF Regional Conference on “Road Safety Initiatives: Status and Way Forward to be held in New Delhi, India on 5-6 October 2015 aims to take stock of the situation in States across the country and to build up a realistic agenda for further actions required to achieve the goals of the “UN Decade of Action”.

The Government of India’s initiatives on various fronts, such as the introduction of the Road Transport & Safety Bill in Parliament, funding of road safety projects under CSR, 100% tax exemptions for contribution to road safety projects and several other road safety issues, are contributing to the containment of the socio-technical problems, with the participation of all. Road traffic crashes and injuries can be prevented if the policies and programmes can be implemented more effectively and efficiently. For this, good quality data is the foundation for any targeted road safety approach.

Supported by all the three concerned Ministries i.e. MoRT&H, MoUD and MoRD linked to road infrastructure and transportation across the country and urban areas, the 9th Regional Conference is going to be a common platform for State and Central Governments as well as Civil Society to share their success stories and help chalk out the Way Forward for the next five years of the Decade of Action in terms of:

-    Initiatives across the Board- Engineering, Education, Enforcement
-    Technology Support for Road Safety
-    In-Vehicle Safety and Standardization
-    Trauma Care and Rehabilitation System
-    Road Safety Management Capacity
-    Crash Data and Monitoring & Evaluation
-    Vehicle Inspection & Maintenance Regime
-    Safe Infrastructure for all Road Users
-    Community Participation in Road Safety
-    Sustainable Funding for Road Safety

The expected participation of all State and Central Government Departments, State Transport Corporations, Urban/Municipal Authorities/Corporations, Engineering Contractors and Consultants, Road Signage, Lighting and other Safety Furniture Companies, Intelligent Transport & Communication Technology Suppliers, Road and Transport Researchers, and Academicians dealing with road safety issues will provide opportunities for business and networking as also deliberation on state-of-the-art practices of both the developed and developing world.