The ‘Safer Roads For Gurugram’ (SRFG) programme initiated to contribute towards the ‘Haryana Vision Zero’ programme, which is aimed at reducing deaths caused by road incidents. The initiative is an integrated, inter-sectoral and pan-stakeholder programme to enhance road safety in the city through positive behavioural change and data-driven initiatives.
SRFG follows a two-pronged approach by focussing on strengthening the existing systems and helping by creating and implementing unique and innovative solutions. The SRFG is an outcome of an MoU between Anheuser Busch InBev (AB InBev) and the Transport Department, Haryana government. SRFG is an autonomous working group comprising of corporates, government institutions, corporations, healthcare entities, industry associations, academic institutions, civil societies, data analytics and UN agency.
On December 3, the ‘Safer Roads For Safer Lives’ initiative was hosted by SRFG. The Minister of Road Transport and Highways, government of India, Nitin Gadkari launched a road safety data dashboard for the city of Gurugram. The dashboard uses FIR (First Information Report) data collected by the Traffic Police of Haryana from the last four years and indicates major factors causing road accidents in the state.
The Road Safety Data Dashboard captures end-to-end data from road collisions and fatalities thus, helps to identify vulnerable spots, assess risk factors and type of accidents, profiles of high-risk victims and vehicles as well as reveals accident data by the time of data and week. By centralising in-depth information dating back to 2016, it aims to serve as a tool for authorities to analyse data on various parameters and devise pre-emptive measures in an efficient and timely manner.Auto Car Professional