Gurugram, July 31, 2019: Nagarro, one of the leading IT consulting and services companies in the country, today kickstarted its first edition of Converse@nagarro in Gurugram, an interactive talk series, where leaders and expert speakers from various walks of life are invited to share their insights and experiences. It is aimed at informing, inspiring and engaging with the audience. The theme of the inaugural session was “Making Cities Safer by Design”.
Claudia Adriazola-Steil, Deputy Director, Urban Mobility and Director, Health & Road Safety, WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities, Washington delivered the keynote address. Amit Khatri, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Gurugram and Himanshu Garg, IPS, DCP East and Traffic, Gurugram also interacted with the gathering and sensitised them about road safety at large.
At the launch of Converse@nagarro, Manas Fuloria, CEO, Nagarro said, “With the increasing urbanisation and creation of elaborate road infrastructure in our cities road safety in India has become a critical issue. Unfortunately, our roads in India are made keeping in mind car transportation which results in no support infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. We need to work together to highlight this issue and I am happy to say that in Haryana we have been able to create traction towards road safety. We strongly believe mass transportation is the only answer to the problems of traffic jam, air pollution and road safety.”
Amit Khatri, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Gurugram said, “We thank Nagarro and team to highlight this issue. Without joint efforts we will not be able to achieve our objective of Haryana Vision Zero. We are planning to launch an integrated command centre in Gurugram which will be connected to CCTV cameras and will enable automated challaning. It will ensure certainty of law and enforcement. We would love to collaborate and take any suggestions to make Vision Zero a success.”
Himanshu Garg, IPS, DCP East and Traffic, Gurugram had a candid chat about how traffic police is being sensitised towards attaining maximum road safety. He said, “We have leveraged tech to ensure 100% challaning through e-challaning machines. We consider challenging as a means to an end and we have started focusing on certain offences that are critical to road safety such as red light jumping, underage driving, drunken driving etc. With these measures we have observed that enforcement levels have started improving. It is also critical to include road safety at the designing stage of road infrastructure and policy decisions should be in consonance with road hierarchy with the utmost importance being given to pedestrians.”
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