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


IIT Delhi

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

World Health Organisation, SEARO


Mawana Sugars Ltd.

Tata Sons Ltd.

Volvo Research and Educational Foundations


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 December and 12 December

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 


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





Day:1  (Thursday)   5-12-2019- 

Venue :IRD conference room, 7th Floor, main building, IIT Delhi

09.00-09.30 Registration




Traffic Safety policies in cities

Course Details

Introduction of participants

10.30-11.00 Tea Break

11.00-12:00 Road Traffic Injury in SEARO region  - P. Nayyar

12.00-13.00 Road Traffic Injury as a Public Health Problem - Dinesh Mohan

13.00-14.00 Lunch Break

14.00-15.30 Urban Transport Planning and Road Safety - Geetam Tiwari

15.30-17.00 Sustainable Transport paradigm - Hermann Knoflacher

17:00 Tea Break

Day:2(Friday) 6-12-2019

9.30-11.00 Education and Road Safety - Dinesh Mohan

11.00-11.30 Tea Break

11.30-12.30 Traffic Safety Legislations and Enforcement   - Girish Agrawal

12:30-13:00 Discussion

13.00-14.00 Lunch Break

14.00-15.30  Accident and Injury Data Recording - Geetam Tiwari

15.30–17.00 Human Tolerance to Injuries and Road Safety 

                  & Safer Vehicle Design Techniques   -  Sudipto Mukherjee

17.00 Tea Break

Day:3  (Saturday)   7-12-2019

9.30-11.00 Risk Assessment Models   -  Sylvain Lassarre

11.00-11.30  Tea Break

11.30-13.00  Statistical Issues in road safety        Shrikant Bangdiwala

13.00-14.00 Lunch Break

14.00-15.30 International Road Safety Comparison  -  Kavi Bhalla

15.30-17:00  Public Health Burden   -  Kavi Bhalla

17:00 Tea Break


Day: 4  (Sunday) 8-12-2018 Free day

MODULE  I :  Traffic Safety & Transportation Planning


Day:5 (Monday)  9-12-2019    

Venue: Committee  Room, 

Civil Engg. Deptt (IV-221)

9.30-11.00 Evaluation of Safety Measures  -  Shrikant Bangdiwala

11.00-11.30 Tea Break

11.30-12.30 Road Safety In Urban Areas  - Herman Knoflacher 

12.30-13.30 Safe urban roads and Traffic Calming  - Geetam Tiwari

13.30-14.30  Lunch Break

14.30-16.00  Pedestrian safety: Infrastructure and modelling  - K.R.Rao

16:00 -17:00 Public Transport Safety   - Geetam Tiwari

17.00-Tea Break

20:00      Host Dinner,   Panchshila Club (Panchshila Park)


Day : 6  (Tuesday) 10-12-2019 

9.30-11.00 Highway Safety  - Dinesh Mohan

11.00-11.30 Tea Break

11.30-12.30  Variables Influencing Driver Speed Safety On Inter-City Roads  - Sylvain Lassarre

12:30-13:30  Highway Safety Audit   -  K.R.Rao

13.30-14.30  Lunch Break

14.30-15.30  Safety Audit during highway construction   -  Neeraj Jha 

15.30-16.30 Urban Road Safety Audit   - Geetam Tiwari 

16:30  Preparation for field visit (going to Sonepat compus)


Day:7  (Wednesday)    11-12-2019 


09.00-13.00  Highway Safety Audit (Field visit)

All faculty and Participants

13:00-14:00  Lunch

14:00-15:30  Presentation of Safety audit findings

15:30  Tea and return to Delhi campus


MODULE  II :  Traffic Safety & Biomechanics 


Day: 5  (Monday) 09-12-2019       

Venue : TRIPP Conference Room (MS 813)

09:30-10:00  Introduction to Course and History   -  D. Mohan

10:00-11:00   Principles of Vehicle Safety        - Mehdi Shafieian

11.00-11:30   Tea Break

11:30-12.30   Motor Vehicle Safety Program  -  Harald Zellmer

12:30-13:30   Head and Neck Injuries  -  Mehdi Shafieian

13.30-14:30   Lunch Break

14:30-16:00   Occupant safety and restraint systems  - Harald Zellmer

16:00-17.00  Extremity injuries        -  S. Mukherjee

Tea Break


Day: 6    (Tuesday) 10-12-2019     

9.30-10.30   Human Body Modelling I    -  A. Chawla

10.30-11.00  Human Body Modelling II   -  K. Brolin

11.00-11.30 Tea Break

11.30-13.30  Dummies, Motor vehicle safety standards & NCAP  - Harald Zellmer

13.30-14.30   Lunch Break

14.30-15.30  AIS and Crash Reconstruction   - S. Mukherjee

15:30-16:30   Helmets    -  P. Mahajan

16:30-17:30   Pedestrian and two wheelers   - S. Mukherjee

17:30 -Tea Break


Day:7  (Wednesday)  11-12-2019   

09.30-10.30 Load carrying structures  - Anoop Chawla

10:30 -11:30 Field assessment of cars  - Harald Zellmer

11:30-12:00 Tea Break

12:00-13:30 Future Challenges in Vehicle Safety  - Mehdi Shafieian

13:30-14:30  Lunch

14.30-15.30  Population variance, child restraint   - Karin Brolin

15:30-16:30  Assessment of effect of safety technologies  - Harald Zellmer


Day:8 (Thursday)  12-12-2018   - Venue: IRD Conference Hall

9:30-11.00  Pre-Hospital Care        Mathew Varghese

11.00-11:30  Tea Break

11:30-12:30  Road Accident Costing    -  Sourabh Paul/DIMTS

12:30-13:30   Promoting Road safety through National Policy Panel Discussion

13:30-14:30   Lunch

14:30-16:30  Feedback and closing followed by tea


Day:9  (Friday)    13-12-2018 (9:00 – 16:00)

Research Workshop: Systematic Review Campbell 



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, 2018


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


    Faculty Members

  • Anoop Chawla, IIT Delhi, India - Crash modeling

  • 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, Germany - Restraint systems

  • Hermann Knoflacher, University 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, Chicago University, USA - Epidemiology and global health

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sudipto Mukherjee, IIT Delhi, India - Crashworthiness mechanics

  • Sylvain Lassarre, IFSTTAR, France - 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

Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India

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