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Sustainable urban transport in less motorised countries: Research and training, New Delhi, India
Road Safety and Urban Transport Planning
During its first years, VREF´s first Centre of Excellence — in New Delhi — has explored a range of transportation questions, from increased safety for pedestrians to developing traffic planning and policy making.

“Here at the Centre in New Delhi we have had significant influence, at both the national and local levels. We have been given a role in national planning. Now we are trying to get involved in all of the large cities in the country," says Dinesh Mohan, former Director of the CoE TRIPP: Research and Training in New Delhi.

Geetam Tiwaris

Geetam Tiwari, Director of the CoE-Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

CoE in New Delhi Sustainable Urban Transport in Less Motorized Countries: Research and Training in New Delhi commenced its work in April of 2003.

The Centre has received SEK 25 million in financing from VREF. A total of 15 to 20 researchers have been involved in the Centre´s activities.

Host organisation:
Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India
Link to the Centre's Website

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