The India Chapter of the IRF has been active in India since February 2009 with aims and objectives in consonance with those of its Geneva based parent body, International Road Federation Geneva Programme Centre, which had initiated and consolidated Road Safety activities in a major way in India since 2005. Accordingly IRF-IC works for economic, safer and sustainable roads through improved design, construction, maintenance and management. It brings together a formidable body of expertise and experience of its Indian members, from both private and public sectors, engaged in road infrastructure development and related business for furthering the cause of (i) Road Safety (ii) Environment (iii) Road Finance and (iv) Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
India's huge road development programme requires road building to be compliant with the highest level of safety with forgiving roads. As it fast tracks its mission of road safety, IRF-IC has garnered support from all related Government and private sector bodies. It works closely with the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways to address the serious concern of road safety in India, which has the highest number of road fatalities in the world.