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.
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.
Traffic snarled in Delhi as the national capital welcomed the first monsoon showers on Thursday morning bringing much-needed respite from the heat and humidity. The India Meteorological Department announced the arrival of southwest monsoon in Delhi, which usually arrives in the national capital on June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8. Social media was flooded with photographs of waterlogged roads, with commuters complaining about the traffic and some seeking help from police.
Delhi received its first monsoon shower on Thursday, providing relief from the scorching heat. Taking to Twitter, the Delhi Traffic Police said, “As per the India Meteorological Department report, Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi. Commuters are advised to plan their journey accordingly.” Barapullah, Ring Road and ITO were among several parts of Delhi that saw heavy traffic due to incessant rainfall.
In the first major spell this monsoon, intense rain for two hours during peak office hours on Thursday morning left Chandigarh and adjoining Panchkula and Mohali towns waterlogged, leading to traffic jams. The India Meteorological Department classifies rain between 64.5mm and 115.5mm as heavy. Till 11.30am, Yamunanagar recorded the highest rainfall in the region with 73mm followed by Chandigarh 68.2mm, Mohali 55mm, Panchkula 49.5mm, Patiala 23mm, Ambala 15 mm and trace rain in Ludhiana.
Three members of a family and their driver were found dead late on Wednesday in Mumbai's Kandivali West, which the police suspect was a deliberate act by the driver who allegedly killed the three before ending his life.
Students of a prominent college in Bihar's Munger city were allegedly allowed to write exams using their mobile phone torchlight. The incident was reported from RD & DJ College, Munger on Wednesday when the power had tripped due to inclement weather and the college generator was not functioning either. Another examinee without disclosing his identity said, “The college and university here are playing a cruel joke with students.”