Road Safety Challenges - a public talk by Prof Dr Dinesh Mohan

India being a signatory to the “Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety”, is committed to reducing the road accidents by 50% by 2020. And yet the country continues to account for the highest accidents in the world, the number increasing from 4.89 lakh in 2014 to over 5 lakh in 2015. More than 1.48 lakh people are killed each year.
To substantially improve this dismal situation, a Group of Ministers (GOM) reviewed the current Motor Vehicle Act (1988)

Parisar strongly opposes the regressive description of pedestrians and non-motorised transport in Parliamentary Standing Committee Report on Transport, Tourism and Culture

The Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Transport, Tourism and Culture in its report (Report 243) on the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2016, which has been tabled in the Parliament to help improve Road Safety, has recommended penalizing pedestrians and cyclists and restricting movement of non-motorised vehicles on highways and main roads of metro cities, labelling them as a hazard and nuisance to others.

Gender and Transport: Report release and discussion programme

Parisar held a discussion of its study titled ‘Gender and Transport’ on 3rd October 2016 at Indradhanushya, Pune. The programme included a presentation of the findings from the project, followed by a discussion with the audience on the issue. A short documentary prepared as part of this project was also screened at the venue.

Parisar congratulates Savitribai Phule Pune University on their decision to ban private motorised vehicles in their campus

The University announced a ban on private motorised vehicles in their 411 acre campus, allowing only battery operated vehicles and bicycles within the campus. The decision announced by Shri W N Gade, Vice Chancellor of the university has been motivated by the wish to make the campus vehicle pollution free. 

Understanding the Flyover Phenomenon: Report release and public discussion

Parisar held a public discussion of its study titled ‘Understanding the Flyover Phenomenon’ on 24th June 2016 at Indradhanushya, Pune. The programme included a presentation of the findings from the project, following by special guest Prof. Geetam Tiwari’s review of the report and her recommendations on how to take this further. and of the larger issue that was being looked at through the report. Later, Dr. Rajendra Ravi from the Institute of Democracy and Sustainability (IDS) expressed his views on the subject after which a session of question answers followed.

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