This webinar was hosted on October 17, 2014 and was presented by Amit Bhatt, Strategy Head - Urban Transport, EMBARQ India. Globally, 1.4 million people die each year in road traffic crashes. India accounts for 10% of those fatalities, and the majority of victims are pedestrians and cyclists. The new (draft) Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014, a huge step up from the previous Motor Vehicles Act 1988, was published for public comment by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Amit Bhatt, who has been actively involved in discussions around this Act, presented the details of the same, highlighting the salient features and what it would mean for India if this bill were to be passed. The webinar addressed key issues relating to the current situation of road transport and safety in India, and showcased a comparison of the existing Motor Vehicles Act and the proposed new one. Amit also discussed the key provisions of the new Bill, its possible impact, and the road ahead.
The webinar recording can be accessed here - http://embarqindiahub.org/webinars/why-governments-latest-draft-road-transport-and-safety-bill-matters-india