On January 15, 2016, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) hosted visitors from the Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay).
Dr. P Vedagiri, associate professor and Dr. KV Krishna Rao, professor and chair were in the Baltimore area to participate in the annual Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington, DC.
While here, Drs. Vegagiri and Rao met with JH-IIRU team members, including director, Adnan Hyder, associate director, Abdul Bachani as well as faculty members and staff to discuss the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), for which Dr. Vedagiri is a collaborator.
The group also learned of several other projects the Department of Civil Engineering is working on, including a road safety audit for the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and driver behaviors studies which employ a driving simulator.
(L to R) Drs Vedagiri and Rao from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
IIT Bombay is a public engineering institution located in Powai, Mumbai, India and ranked as India’s top university. The university offers doctoral degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety is a five-year, $125 million effort to reduce the burden of global road traffic injuries and fatalities. The project is focusing on 10 cities in nine low- and middle-income countries. Program partners are supporting cities to strengthen and implement proven solutions through key road safety interventions like helmet and seatbelt wearing and speed and drunk driving reduction. Learn more here.