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...

Government to penalise truck overloading

Government to penalise truck overloading

Jul 28, 2014

Overloaded trucks lead to road accidents. Truck overloading is an offence that necessitates strict laws and the government of India has imposed legal restrictions time and time again. But as always, people have found loopholes and an overloaded truck is a sight that is far too common on the roads. Damage to road assets apart, an overloaded truck puts too many...

The challenges faced by the new government: Road Safety

The challenges faced by the new government: Road Safety

Jul 24, 2014

You only need to look at the statistics; with 1.4 million road crashes reported every year, and roughly 300 people dying every day in car accidents, the safety on India’s roads has long been a point of fierce contention for both its people and its government. The recent death of Gopinath Munde, the country’s Union rural development minister, has led...

Road accidents eating into India’s GDP

Road accidents eating into India’s GDP

Jun 17, 2014

The decade, 2011–2020, has been proclaimed as the ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety’ by governments world over. An unacceptably high number of people are involved in traffic accidents every day. These road traffic accidents take a toll on the economies as well. The World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) report has revealed that nearly...