Project to focus on road flaws

A project to highlight the key flaws in design of Indian roads and develop a manual is to be launched here in the Rajasthan Capital. The manual, first of its kind in India, will contain recommendations on "remedial traffic calming strategies' for policy makers and those involved in traffic management such as police, municipal authorities and the public works department persons. CUTS (Consumer Unity and Trust Society) International has conceptualised the project in partnership with Lund University, Department of Technology and Society, Sweden with the support of the Swedish International Development Agency, New Delhi. The project is titled, "Traffic calming strategies to improve pedestrian safety in India'. Umesh Gupta of CUTS-CART (Centre for Research and Training) said 24 sites from six locations would be taken up for a detailed study of road crashes.

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