Webinar: Why India's [draft] Road Transport and Safety Bill matters for citizens
Join EMBARQ India for a series of capacity-building webinars and trainings on The Hub, a space for learning, connecting, collaborating, and contributing to sustainable transport and urban development in Indian cities.
Amit Bhatt, Strategy Head - Urban Transport, EMBARQ India, will discuss the key provisions of a new bill governing transport and traffic safety, its possible impact, and the road ahead.
3:00pm to 4:00pm, Friday, October 17, 2014 (IST). 5:30am to 6:30am, Friday, October 17, 2014 (EDT).
Interested participants can register online for the webinar. For those unable to participate, the full presentation will be available online after the webinar is completed.
Globally, 1.4 million people die each year in road traffic crashes. India accounts for 10% of those fatalities, and the majority of victims are pedestrians and cyclists. The new (draft) Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014, a huge step up from the previous Motor Vehicles Act 1988, was recently published for public comment by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Amit Bhatt has been actively involved in discussions around this bill, and will present the details, highlighting the salient features and what it would mean for India if this bill were to be passed. The webinar will address key issues relating to the current situation of road transport and safety in India, and showcase a comparison of the existing Motor Vehicles Act and the proposed bill.
For more information regarding the webinar, please contact Karishma Shelar, Associate, Operations and Project Coordination, WRI India.