Car manufacturers: profits before customers’ safety?

Car manufacturers: profits before customers’ safety?

Dec 17, 2014

India is not a country famed for its road safety. Driving can be dangerous, yet the industry knows that with a growing economy and an increase in the country’s wealth, car manufacturers are conflicted. These manufacturers know they have a significant chance to increase their profits, but the growing issue of cars’ safety features is seen by some as a hurdle on...

New motor vehicles bill in the offing

New motor vehicles bill in the offing

Dec 15, 2014

India being bestowed the dubious distinction of having the world’s most unsafe roads has prompted the new ministry into amending the existing transport laws of 1988.   “The existing Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 has outlived its utility in the fast changing traffic scenario,” said Nitin Gadkari, Union Transport Minister. India, unfortunately, is home to the...

Global NCAP crash testing in India

Global NCAP crash testing in India

Dec 2, 2014

This article discusses the current issues surrounding Global NCAP. Is this test relevant for Indian vehicles? What parameters should a safety test include? This article delves on all these issues.   Autonomous organisation, Global NCAP, which stands for New Car Assessment Programme, conducts safety tests on vehicles. Spreading awareness among consumers is...

Thales wins contract to help ensure rail safety

Thales wins contract to help ensure rail safety

Oct 10, 2014

The new government led by PM Modi considers railway safety a key focus area on its revive India agenda. The French Thales Group has been awarded the ~INR29 crore ($4.7 million) contract to install the train protection warning system (TPWS) on the Basin Bridge-Arakonam in Tamil Nadu. “A total of 169 signals in the Basin Bridge-Arakonam section will be...

A distinction India can do without: India focuses on road safety

A distinction India can do without: India focuses on road safety

Sep 22, 2014

India is perhaps finally taking the issue of road safety more seriously than ever before as evidenced by the Supreme Court’s new road safety committee campaigns: the revisiting of laws related to the issue of fitness and pollution certificates and licences, weight and passenger carrying capacities, construction of crash barriers, provision of emergency care and...

Puducherry to receive much needed traffic overhaul

Puducherry to receive much needed traffic overhaul

Aug 27, 2014

On average, 1500 road accidents have been reported every year in Puducherry for the last five years. In order to tackle the region’s traffic congestion issues, the government has decided to evolve a strategy through the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS) for safe transportation. The proposed action plan can prove to be an effective...