Now, learn how to tackle traffic in a classroom

Soon, traffic engineers from foreign countries will impart lessons on globally accepted scientific ways to tackle traffic chaos at the College of Traffic Management. Subhendu Ray reports.
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Updated on Jan 26, 2011 11:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySubhendu Ray, New Delhi

Soon, traffic engineers from foreign countries will impart lessons on globally accepted scientific ways to tackle traffic chaos at the College of Traffic Management.

The college will be inaugurated on February 16.

The Delhi traffic police are keen to send their men to undergo training in the institute once they get clarity on the courses offered. The courses will be taught by faculties from national and international universities. Under the aegis of Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE), New Delhi the college would soon sign agreements with a number foreign universities, sources said.

The college has designed specialised courses for traffic police, motor licensing officers, driving instructors, traffic engineers, people associated with highway patrol system as well as administrators in traffic and transport departments.

The college has been established to create an umbrella facility for research-based training for capacity building in road safety management for India and other developing countries.

Based in the Aravali Hills, the College has five formal schools, including Centre for Analysis & Research in Road Safety, School of Driver Training, School of Traffic Enforcement, School of Road Safety Education and Media Development and School of Public Health, said Rohit Baluja, president, IRTE.

“The college will enable traffic cops to undergo practical and theoretical trainings. The training module will help bring a sea change in scientific traffic management and curbing road accidents,” said an IRTE official.

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