India to host World Road Meeting in Greater Noida with focus on Safe and Smart Mobility
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Transport Ministers from various countries including Canada, Russia, Finland as well as UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Saftey Jean Todt will take part in this event.
Greater Noida November 9, 2017 International Road Federation, Geneva based global body working for better and safer roads expressing concern at increasing road accidents on Yamuna Expressway and hss suggested use of Intelligent transport system as well as generating awareness about road condition of the deadly highway.
“Most of user’s are not aware about concrete construction of Yamuna Highway, For using such surface vehicle Tyre and condition has to be checked along with driving conditions including weather and visibility” said K K Kapila, Chairman., International Road Federation (IRF) at a press meet in connection with World Road Meeting 2017 to be held in Greater Noida from Nov 14-17, 2017.
“The driving condition on Mumbai -Pune expressway and Noida-Agra expressway are different than other roads. For safe driving Intelligent Transport system (ITS) along with strict enforcement of speed has to be implemented. A pre-warning about weather condition road and driving conditions should be provided to drivers in advance by the road concessionaire “he added.
On forthcoming WRM 2017 Kapila said, “Over 1,000 global Road safety experts, professionals, companies and Government organisations, active in the road transport and mobility sectors from various parts of the world will take part in the Four day 18th World Road Meeting (WRM) titled CROSSROADS-WRM 2017 being held at India Expo Mart Limited, GREATER NOIDA, India for the first time during November”.
The Union Minister for Road Transport Highways, Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the four day global road meet being organised by the Geneva based International Road Federation (IRF) promoting Safe Roads and Safe Mobility across 86 countries and 6 continents of the world. The WRM 2017 will focus on the theme of ‘Safer Roads and Smart Mobility: The Engines of Economic Growth.’
The other dignitaries who will be taking part in the WRM 2017 will include the Anne Berner, Minister of Transport, Finland, Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, Canada, Ditrih Evgeny Ivanovich, First Deputy Minister of Transport of Russian Federation, Thomas Chandy, Minister of Transport, Kerala, R.M. Dhavlikar, Minister of PWD and Transport, Goa, Yoonus Khan, Minister of PWD & Transport, Government of Rajasthan, Jean Todt , President, FIA (Federation International Automobile) & UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, Geneva, Switzerland, Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog and R. C. Bhargava, Non-Executive Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
As a curtain raiser to the WRM 2017, a ‘Transport Minister’s Forum on Road Safety’ is being organised on 13th November 2017 in New Delhi, and will be inaugurated by Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J.P.Nadda. Ministers from various countries, including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burundi, Canada, Finland, Lesotho, Luxembourg and Russia along with FIA President Jean Todt and the Argentinian Transport Ministers Emissary Javier Iguacel, Director General, Road Transport will also participate. The State Transport Ministers from Rajasthan, Goa, Kerala and Delhi would also join the deliberations. A joint Delhi declaration, based on the deliberations on ‘’Eradicating Road Deaths by 2040’’ is to be announced after the meet.
“The International Road Federation’s (IRF) Crossroads-WRM is the global platform to facilitate the cross-pollination of ideas among pioneers, businesses and organizations as also to connect high-tech companies, leading experts in the field and the Governments, making 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 K K Kapila, Chairman, International Road Federation (IRF).
“The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, (MoRTH) Government of India has extended its support to WRM – 2017. The Ministry stands committed as Signatory to the UN Decade of Action for road safety to achieve 50 per cent reduction in road deaths in the country by 2020. The deliberations at the Conference will focus on finding sustainable solutions for managing increased vehicular traffic, pollution and safety related issues, together with safe road mobility through Plenary Sessions with high level key note address, 44 Technical sessions, a number of Special sessions, young professionals sessions, to deliberate on a host of topics structured under 10 themes. A Special Session to Fast Track Road Safety by Corporates on the 16th November 2017, spearheaded by the Presidents of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India will also be a part of the WRM 2017.
“The major highlight of the WRM 2017 will be an exhibition showcasing state-of-the-art technologies on road safety and traffic regulations including control systems, communication and navigation devices, driver training systems, Intelligent Transport System (ITS), Barriers, Vehicle Detection, Speed Cameras, License Plate Recognition, Vehicle Classification, Fibre Optics, Road Signs, Highway Infrastructure, latest parking technologies, Road Building, Road Marking & Equipment, Street Lighting, Parking, Pay & Display, Traffic Management, Display Systems, Traffic Monitoring, and Traffic Control Signalling,” said Mr Kapila.
The event is supported by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the NITI Aayog, all the national Chambers of Commerce and a number of national and international organisations.