International Course on Transportation Planning and Safety, 2019 05-12 December 2019, IRD Conference Room, IIT Delhi


The Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, is organizing its 29th International Course on Transportation Planning and Safety in New Delhi, India, from 05 - 12 December 2019.

A Young Research Symposium will be held on 13th December 2019.  Interested persons may register for the symposium. 

Course Objectives

This seven day Course will bring together professionals working in the area of transportation planning, safety promotion, biomechanics of impact and vehicle crashworthiness, trauma and pre-hospital care, and acquaint them with state-of-the-art information.  The course is especially designed for an interdisciplinary audience of traffic and road engineers, behavioural scientists, mechanical and automotive engineers, law enforcers, and police officers.  The contents of the course are focused to give a global perspective to the road safety problem.  The course will have a common component for the first four days, followed by parallel sessions on Transport Safety Systems, Traffic Safety, Biomechanics and Crashworthiness and Pre-hospital Care in the next three days.

 This course will be followed by a one-day Young Researcher Symposium.  The symposium is to offer an opportunity to current doctorate students and recent graduates (graduated after 2015) working on different aspects of traffic safety to present and discuss their work with experts from all parts of the world and to stimulate the exchange of ideas in the broad field of traffic safety.

By the end of the Course the participants should:

Be aware of

The latest scientific knowledge regarding traffic planning, prevention of traffic accidents and injuries, and current advances in vehicle crashworthiness and restraint systems. Policies and methods which have been shown to be successful and those that have not worked in the past.

Be able to

Improve or start their own programmes on traffic planning and road safety, design data collection systems and avoid pitfalls common in data analysis. Propose and implement road safety countermeasures. Provide inputs for local and national road safety policies.


The Course will have a limited number of participants who must have a working knowledge in English. The participants will be selected on the basis of their involvement in transportation planning and road safety research, involvement in policy making and implementation of safety measures. An attempt will be made to have a balanced mix of engineers, law enforcers, social scientists and medical professionals.

Host Institution

Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

The faculty members associated with TRIPP have been involved in safety research for the past two decades. The Institute has been designated as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Safety Technology. The members of TRIPP have expertise in epidemiological studies, designs of vehicles and safety equipment, traffic flow modelling, transportation planning and care of injured persons.

Course Outline

The course content is organized as follows

* Common for all participants -  05 - 07 and 12 December 2019

Module 1

  • International overview of injuries
  • Injury as a public health problem
  • Systems approach to injury control
  • Enforcement legislation and education
  • Data analysis and risk factors
  • Human tolerance to injury

Three separate concurrent sessions. 09 - 11 December 2019

Module 2A - Traffic Safety

  • Traffic safety
  • Urban transport planning
  • Traffic calming
  • Highway safety audit
  • Public transport safety
  • Non-motorised transport safety

Module 2B - Biomechanics and Crashworthiness

  • Biomechanics and Crashworthiness
  • Frequency and nature of injuries
  • Biomechanics of impact
  • Injury severity scaling
  • Vehicle crashworthiness

Module 2C - Prehospital Care and Trauma


  • Prehospital care and trauma
  • Principles of prehospital care 
  • Controversies in prehospital care
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • First aid training for laypersons
  • Young Research Symposium - December 13, 2019

    This symposium will be beneficial for doctorate students and graduates engaged in traffic safety research.

    Participants who wish to contribute to the symposium are requested to submit a one-page ready-to-print abstract.  Please include a 100 word biographical sketch of the presenting author alongwith the abstract

    The following themes will be covered:

    • Transport Safety Systems
    • Traffic Safety
    • Biomechanics and Crashworthiness
    • Prehospital Care and Trauma
    • Fees

      • Indian industry, public sector and International participants - INR 40,000 or US$ 900
      • Indian educational institutions and research organisations - INR 9,500
      • Indian Students - INR 7,500

      All fees include tuition, course material, lunches and tea/coffee between morning and afternoon sessions for seven days.


      Very limited funds are available for partial support.  For details please refer to the course application form.


      Loding arrangements (basic) in a nearby hotel for US$ 75/100 per day for a single/double room. 

      3/4 star hotel: US$ 100/125 per day for a single/double room.


      • All applicants must complete the Course Application Form and send it before August 30, 2018 along with a brief bio-data. (Note: It is important that applicants observe deadlines as visa processing takes time)
      • Those selected will be informed by September 15, 2019
      • Venue:

        IRD Conference Room, Main Building, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India.

        Timings:  09:00 - 17:00 hrs 

        Please email/post your application to:

        Peter Tennent / Diya Walia


        TRIPP Course Secretariat

        D-1, Kalindi Colony, New Delhi-110065, India

        Tel: +91 11 26919377, 26849399


Course Coordinator

Prof. Geetam Tiwari, IIT Delhi; Prof. K. R. Rao, IIT Delhi; Prof. Puneet Mahajan, IIT Delhi

    Faculty Members

  • Amit Gupta, AIIMS, Delhi India - Prehospital Care

  • Anoop Chawla, IIT Delhi, India - Crash modelling

  • Dinesh Mohan, IIT Delhi, India - Biomechanics and road safety

  • Geetam Tiwari, IIT Delhi, India - Transportation planning

  • Girish Agrawal, OP Jindal Global University, India - Road safety law and policy

  • Harald Zellmer, Expert in Vehicle Safety, Germany - Restraint systems

  • Hermann Knoflacher, Univ. of Technology, Vienna, Austria - Traffic calming and road design

  • K.N. Jha, IIT Delhi, India - Structure and construction safety

  • K.R. Rao, IIT Delhi, India - Transportation engineering

  • Karin Brolin, Chalmers University, Sweden - Biomechanics

  • Kavi Bhalla, University of Chicago, USA - Epidemiology and global health

  • Mathew Varghese, St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India - Prehospital care

  • Mehdi Shafieian, Amirkabir University of Tech., Iran - Biomechanics

  • Nobhojit Roy, AIIMS, Delhi, India - Prehospital care

  • Puneet Mahajan, IIT Delhi, India - Crash helmets and human vibration

  • Sanjeev Sanghi, IIT Delhi, India - Crash helmets and turbulent flow

  • Shifalika Goenka, Public Health Foundation of India - Physical activity and public health

  • Shrikant Bangdiwala, Univ of McMaster, Canada - Data analysis

  • Sudipto Mukherjee, IIT Delhi, India - Crashworthiness mechanics

  • Sylvain Lassarre, IFSTTAR, Franch - Risk analysis and management

Correspondence address

Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India

Phone: +91-11-26596361; 26596557

Fax: +91-11-26858703


Venue :

IRD Conference Room

7th Floor, Main Building

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

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