Risk Assessment to Improve Road Designs in the Indian State of Gujarat

The fatalities due to road crashes in India constitute 8-10% of the global road deaths (1.37 million every year). With 7,613 deaths every year Gujarat ranks 8th in the number of deaths due to road crashes in India. These numbers represent an enormous public health challenge for the state of Gujarat. As part of its efforts to curb road deaths and serious injuries, the Roads and Buildings Department, Gujarat (R&BD) has been working in partnership with the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF), the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to assess the safety of their existing roads in the state and in particular the proposed designs for those roads planned for upgrade and rehabilitation. This paper presents results of risk assessment of 2,260km of roads and recommended investment plan towards implementing safer roads treatments, which would result in reduction of deaths and serious injuries on these roads. Further, the implementation of life saving treatments over the 542km road network under the World Bank aided Gujarat State Highway Project – II (GSHP-II) through detailed design of iRAP recommended countermeasures is discussed in this paper.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01679900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0414
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2018 8:22PM