Webinar : IRF-IC launches Webinar Series on "Road Safety Challenges in India & Preparation of an Action Plan"

As an integral part of its mission of Road Safety, IRF-IC has launched a Webinar Series titled Road Safety Challenges in India & Preparation of an Action Plan intended for widespread awareness building and education of all stakeholders as well as the Society at large.

India recorded an average of approximately 414 deaths a day in 2019, leading the global charts of total road accident deaths, with a share of around 11%. The UN Decadal Goals for road safety have set a target of reducing total on road accident deaths by 50% by 2030.

India’s Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and MSME, Mr. Nitin Gadkari has envisioned achieving the UN goals well in advance and by the year 2025. If this target is indeed to be achieved, India with the participation of all road stakeholders needs to gear up on all road related fronts, to take necessary action that can have the required results. It is precisely with the aim of generating such an Action Plan for Implementation that the IRF-IC has embarked upon this consultative webinar series.

The Webinar Series was flagged off on 9th February 2021, along with the first Webinar. It was organised to commence during the Annual Road Safety Month 2021 and most appropriately was graced by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and MSME, Mr. Nitin Gadkari as the Chief Guest. The Hon’ble Minister inaugurated the Webinar series as also the first Webinar on “Road Safety Engineering & Challenges” on 9th February 2021.

The Webinar Series has the valuable support of various international organisations including FIA, Prince Michael International Road Safety Award, iRAP & IndiaRAP. Eminent Sponsors such as M/s. Gawar Construction Ltd., M/s. Gayatri Projects Ltd., M/s. G.R. Infraprojects Ltd., M/s. Dineshchandra R. Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd., and M/s. Diamond Construction Company are gratefully acknowledged.

4th Webinar on the subject "Road Safety Management and Action Plan"

Online, 4th May 2021 from 16:30 Hrs. to 18:30 Hrs

3rd Webinar on the subject "Safer Roads for Safety of All Road Users"

Online, 6th April 2021 from 16:30 Hrs. to 18:30 Hrs

IRF India Chapter is planning to take up the 3rd Webinar on the subject "Safer Roads for Safety of All Road Users" on 6th April 2021 from 16:30 Hrs. to 18:30 Hrs. with four very important topics. Questions and issues raised by participants would be taken up in a Q&A session, following the presentations by the panel of Experts.

2nd Webinar on "Road Safety Engineering for Improved Safety"

Online, 12th March 2021 from 16:30 Hrs. to 19:00 Hrs

IRF India Chapter organised the 2nd Webinar titled "Road Safety Engineering for Improved Safety" on 12th March 2021 from 16:30 – 19:00 Hrs. The Chief Guest at the Webinar was Mr. I.K. Pandey, Director General (Road Development) and Special Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways .

1st Webinar on "Road Safety Engineering & Challenges"

Online, 9th February 2021

IRF-IC Webinar Series on "Road Safety Challenges in India & Preparation of an Action Plan.The first Webinar of the series was held on 9th February 2021 on the theme "Road Safety Engineering & Challenges".