Parisar’s study on helmet compliance in Pimpri Chinchwad area underlines an immediate need for strict enforcement of the helmet rule.

The industrial township of Pimpri Chinchwad has a new, independent Police Commissionerate established by the Maharashtra State Home Department in April 2018. Based on a PIL filed in The Bombay High Court in 2003, The Bombay High court has directed Maharashtra government to strictly implement the section 129 of Motor Vehicle Act 1989 in the entire state of Maharashtra from 1st July 2005. Taking cognizance of it, the Pune Police Commissioner office has been carrying out a helmet compliance drive in Pune city since 1st January 2019 in their jurisdiction. However, there seemed to be no indications of implementation of the helmet rule in the Pimpri Chinchwad jurisdiction.
In view of this, Parisar, an NGO based in Pune, which is also a member of the District Road Safety Committee felt it imperative to undertake a helmet compliance survey in the Pimpri Chinchwad region.

Open letter to Prime Minister on Road Safety

In light of the horrible road crashes that are occurring across the country killing people by the thousands, eminent citizens and road accident victims have sent an open letter to the Prime Minister appealing to him to make road safety a national priority and ensure the passage of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2017 during the upcoming session, which seeks to strengthen the laws regarding road safety. The Bill has been languishing in the Parliament for almost two years.

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. 

SUM Net publishes Calendar 2014 and Poster Series - ENOUGH TALK! Time to Act!!

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Network (SUM Net) has published a set of 14 posters, with each poster focusing on an aspect of the National Urban Transport Policy. The poster series was conceptualised with a need to present the principles of sustainable transportation given in the policy in a simple, understandable style, with the help of facts, examples and photographs. A calendar for the year 2014 has also been designed and distributed with the same theme this year.

These posters were displayed at the Urban Mobility Conference, held in New Delhi in December 2013.

Each of these posters can be viewed here.