The campaign will see participation from various colleges across the country
Road fatalities in India have been on the rise. While a lot of it is due to the horrible state of our roads, there is no regard for safety in our country. From the number of unfit vehicles on our roads, not wearing appropriate safety gear to not adhering to traffic regulations – the causes for increase in road accidents are endless. While it is everyone’s duty to respect fellow motorists, it is equally important to diagnose the root cause and find a solution.
And to get help with that, the Indian Road Safety Campaign has launched the Safer India Challenge (iSAFE ’17). This competition calls for entries from colleges across the country. Hosted around various Indian Institutes of Technology, students from different colleges have to make a case study with accident prone areas near them at the core. Based on the case study, students also have to suggest corrective measures for the region. This campaign will see contribution from more than 500 colleges and 1,500 schools spread over more than 50 cities.
Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India along with Prof. PVM Rao who is a pioneer in the world of science and technology launched the iSAFE ’17. The winning trophy was also unveiled at the event. The launch of iSAFE ’17 was followed by a panel discussion on ‘How the youth can contribute to changing the scenario of road-safety in India’.