Punjab Police Traffic Wing to work with IIT Delhi to improve road safety and to bring down fatalities through scientific ways
Chandigarh, February 4: The Punjab Police traffic wing in collaboration with IIT Delhi would implement the United Nation’s transport and environment related Sustainable Development Goals in the state. This initiative was commenced on the request of ADGP (Traffic), Dr. Sharad S. Chauhan under which traffic wing of Punjab Police to collaborate with TRIPP, IIT Delhi in the areas of Traffic and Road Safety.
Disclosing this, spokesperson of Punjab Police said that IIT Delhi will adopt three cities mainly S.A.S. Nagar Mohali, Hoshiarpur and Bathinda in Punjab for development of a traffic and road safety blueprint in association with the International Association of Traffic Safety and Sciences of Japan.
He stated that the specific objectives of the project are identification of major traffic safety problems in the cities including documentation of travel patterns and traffic safety issues. In addition to this, efforts are being made to prioritize the possible interventions (solutions) in consultation with local stakeholders and to publish the reports of three cities on the basis of SDGs.
He further informed that the program would be launched in Delhi on 7th-8th February 2020 in which Punjab Police team led by gazetted officers would undergo the training along with the Traffic Advisor of Punjab. After completion of the training, Professor (Dr) Geetam Tiwari of IIT Delhi would guide the Punjab Police officials how to implement the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) parameters related to road safety and environment in three cities namely Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Bathinda and Hoshiarpur together with Civil administration.
He revealed that a detailed traffic plan would be prepared along with the active participation of the International Association of Traffic Safety and Sciences team of Japan. These three cities have been selected as per the protocol established. Apart from this, Punjab Police is working with a team of technicians to improve road safety in scientific ways since 2017 and Punjab has also brought down the fatalities by 4.7% caused by road accidents in 2019.