Road Safety: There is No Need for Speed!
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Welcome to The Transportation Podcast by VERCOS.

In Part 1 of the 5th episode, our hosts Amit Singh Baghel and Javed Ahsan, welcomed Prof. PK Sarkar, Former HOD of the Transport Planning Department (TPD) of School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi. Prof. Sarkar went down the memory lane to relive his life as a student of SPA along with enlightening us on:

  1. Why we are far from achieving the road safety targets set in 2015
  2. Why the Motor Vehicles Act 2019 must be enacted in the spirit
  3. The methodology of accident data collection and identification of black spots
  4. The relation between vehicle speed and the probability of fatality and
  5. The capacity gaps at state levels to efficiently address the road safety issues

We hope all our listeners will enjoy this first part of the fifth episode of The Transportation Podcast by Vercos. Please subscribe to The Transportation Podcast by VERCOS. Your hosts Amit Singh Baghel and Javed Ahsan will be back shortly with the second part of this episode.

Till then, keep walking!


Disclaimer: The views expressed on The Transportation Podcast by the guest/s are solely his/her/their own, and do not represent the opinion/s of Vercos or it's founders, directors, employees and its affiliates in any way.

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