Volvo Research and Educational Foundations


Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
Government of India

Ministry of Urban Development
Government of India





The Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme(TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, is organizing its  21st 'International Course on Transportation Planning and Safety'.  The course will be held in New Delhi, India, from 05-12 December 2011. To mark the first year of the Decade of Safety Action a  Seminar on Road Traffic Safety will be held on 8th December 2011.

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 prehospital 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 three days, followed by three parallel sessions on Traffic Safety, Biomechanics and Trauma and Prehospital Care in the next three days.

By the end of the Course the participants should:

The Course will have a limited number of participants who must be fluent 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(TRIPP), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.

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.


Institut français des sciences et technologies des transports, de l'aménagement et des réseaux (Ifsttar). IFSTTAR is the French Scientific institute on Transport, Infrastructures and Networks which was
formed in 2011 from the merging of INRETS and LCPC, under the authority of the Ministries of Transport and Research

Course Outline

The course content is organized as follows

* Common for all participants -  First 3 days

Module 1

Three separate concurrent sessions - 4th day onwards

Module 2A
Traffic Safety

Module 2B
Biomechanics and Crashworthiness

Module 2C
Prehospital Care and Trauma

Course Coordinator
Geetam Tiwari,  IIT Delhi

Nicole Muhlrad, IFSTTAR, France

Anoop Chawla IIT, Delhi, India: Crash modeling
Christer Hyden Lund University, Sweden: Pedestrian & bicycle safety
Dinesh Mohan IIT Delhi, India: Bio-mechanics and road safety
Farida Saad IFSTTAR, France: Human factors
Geetam Tiwari IIT Delhi, India: Transport planning
Harald Zellmer Autoliv research and development, Germany: Restraint systems
Hermann Knoflacher Technical University of Vienna: Traffic calming and road designs
Janusz Kajzer Chalmers University, Sweden: Biomechanics

Kavi Bhalla Harvard Ctr for Population & Dev Studies, USA: Biomechanics and public health
K.N. Jha IIT Delhi, India: Structure and construction safety
Mathew Varghese St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India: Pre Hospital Care
Nicole Muhlrad IFSTTAR, France: Safety management
Pierre Van Elslande IFSTTAR, France: In-depth accident analysis, human factors
Puneet Mahajan IIT, Delhi, India: Crash helmets & human vibration
Richard Kent University of Virginia, USA: Crashworthiness mechanics
R.R. Kalaga IIT, Delhi, India: Transportation engineering
Shrikant Bangdiwala Univ. of North Carolina, USA: Data analysis
Sudipto Mukherjee IIT Delhi, India: Crashworthiness mechanics
Sylvain Lassarre IFSTTAR, France: Risk analysis

Indian industry and international participants
: US$ 750 or INR 15,000
Indian educational institutions & public sector organisations: INR 5,000

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

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

Lodging arrangements
Basic: US $ 75 - 100 per day for a single/double room.
3/4 star Hotel: US$ 100/125 per day for a single/double room.

Correspondence address

Mrs. Arati Walia

Professional Conference Management Services

D-1, Kalindi Colony, New Delhi - 110065, India
Phone: +91-11-26849399, 26919377
Fax: 2684 8343







IRD Conf. Room, 8th Floor, Main Building
Indian Institute of Technology
Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India


9am - 5pm daily


 05 - 12 December 2011