UN Secretary General’s special envoy for Road Safety to speak at World Roads Meeting Greater Noida

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(29/10/2017) New Delhi

Jean Todt, President FIA and Union Secretary General’s special envoy for road safety will be the plenary speaker at World Roads Meeting happening in India for the first time at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.

He will be coming to India as special guest and plenary speaker  at  the forthcoming  four day World Road Meeting (WRM 2017) to be held in India Expo Mart, Greater Noida  India for the first time from November 14-17 , 2017 .

The FIA (Fédération International Automobile)  apart from representing interests of motor sports organisation’s is also a leading global advocate in charge to shape the future of mobility worldwide, by ensuring safe, sustainable and accessible transport for all road users across the world.

The 18th  World Road Meeting  titled CROSSROADS-WRM 2017 is being  organised by the International Road Federation, (IRF),  Geneva based global body working for better and safer roads world wide during November  14 to 17, 2017 in Greater Noida . About 2500 global Road safety experts, professionals, companies and Government organisations, active in road transport and mobility  sectors from various parts of the world will take part in the Four day 18th World Road Meeting .

Jean Todt, acting in his capacity as the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, apart from addressing the special plenary session will also meet various stakeholders in the country to promote United Nations road safety legal instruments and share established road safety best practices as India has one of the highest road accident fatalities in the world.

FIA boss Jean Todt will also be participating in a Transport Minister’s Forum On Road Safety to be held in New Delhi on November 13, 2017 to be inaugurated by Nitin Gadkari , Union Minister of Transport, Highways and shipping . Transport Minister from various countries including Canada, Russia,  Finland, Luxembourg, Czech republic, Burundi , Bosnia and Herzegovina will be participating .

“ FIA will also  be holding a special session on “Implementing the New urban agenda through innovation” during the World Road Meeting 2017  with focus on addressing the global challenges of a changing mobility landscape and designing a more inclusive, safe and affordable transportation sector. The FIA Smart Cities initiative brings expertise gained in the Motorsports as well as knowledge in the field of mobility to the cities that are committed to promote sustainable transport solutions.” Said Mr K K Kapila, Chairman, International Road Federation (IRF) .

The other dignitaries who will be taking part in the WRM 2017 will include Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Mansukh L Mandaviya, Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji, Mr Thomas Chandy, Minister of Transport, Kerala, Mr R.M.Dhavlikar, Minister of PWD and Transport, Goa and Mr R.C.Bhargava, Non Executive Director, Maruti Udyog.

“The International Road Federation’s (IRF) Crossroads-WRM is the global platform to facilitate the cross-pollination of ideas among pioneers, businesses and organizations. By connecting high-tech companies, leading experts in the field and governments, we can make mobility a positive reality for everyone. The WRM includes a Conference and an Exhibition, a Young Professional Lab and an Innovation Café and provides an outlet for sharing cutting-edge research, best practices, and experiences, from across the world, and is intended to be a premier knowledge event for discussing important issues facing the road, transport and mobility sectors.” Said Mr Prashant Kapila. The WRM 2017 Conference director .

 

“The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, (MoRTH)  Government of India has extended it’s support to WRM – 2017. The Ministry stands committed to achieve 50 per cent reduction of road deaths in the country by 2020 as it is a signatory to the UN decade of action for road safety.” said Mr Kapila.

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