On March 7, 2018, WRI India Ross Center organized an event under its India Vision Zero program in collaboration with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety. The event titled "India Vision Zero: Towards Zero Traffic Deaths" convened stakeholders from diverse sectors such as the government, corporate, and non-profit to deliberate on the strategies and approaches for reducing road crash deaths and injuries in India. This note summarizes the discussions and deliberations of the event.
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7 March 2018, New Delhi: A diverse mix of stakeholders including government officials, corporates and civil society joined 'India Vision Zero: Towards Zero Traffic Deaths', a day-long summit in Delhi to discuss road safety reforms in India, on Wednesday (March 7). Jointly organized by UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety and World Resources Institute (WRI) India, the summit saw participants discussing strategies to make public bus services safer, as well as the role of corporates in advancing road safety in Indian cities.
WRI India worked closely with Bengaluru’s public bus operator in 2017 to improve services for commuters. The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is the sole operator of public buses in the tech-hub, catering to approximately 50 lakh passenger-trips daily. The fast-growing metropolis does not yet have a significant rail-based mass transit system, which makes the BMTC’s services all the more important.
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