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SAFE ROADS FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH

Transport and mobility contribute to economic growth and well being by providing access to education, health care, jobs, and markets. The lack of a proper road infrastructure constrains the development and growth of an economy. The development of good road networks is seen as an integral part of the development of an economy. This theme is to explore the economic impacts of developing road networks and strategies to maximise the potential contribution of road networks to economic growth.

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SAFE MOBILITY

The full benefit of safe road network can only be achieved by simultaneously ensuring better safety standards for the Automotive Sector. While there has been rapid technological advancement in this sector, there has been insufficient emphasis on Safe Mobility. The Decadal Action Plan for Road Safety cannot be achieved unless concerted efforts are made by the Automobile Sector and the Governments, through their regulatory framework, to bring about across the board improvements in the safety features installed in vehicles. The New Vehicle Safety Assessment Programme needs to be encouraged and taken up in all countries, thereby throwing challenge to the Automobile Sector and bring about all around technological advancements to ensure safe mobility.

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MOBILITY CHALLENGES

In the past few decades, there has seen a huge shift of populations from rural areas to cities. This on-going urbanisation poses new challenges in meeting the mobility and transport needs of populations. It is clear that meeting the future challenges of transport and mobility will require solutions that include integrated, inter-modal, and multi-modal transport for both freight and passengers. These solutions will also have to address the mobility and transport need of a wide variety of groups, including the physically challenged, vulnerable road users, and rural populations, amongst others. This theme is intended to explore these and other related challenges.

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MANAGING ROAD ASSETS

Once roads have been built, timely and proper maintenance is essential if the benefits from investment in roads are to continue to be realised. When this is not done, the costs of deferred maintenance can be significantly higher. This theme is intended to explore the technical managerial, and financial issues surrounding road asset management.

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INNOVATIVE ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE

This theme is intended for issues related to innovative uses of technology, design, and materials for enhancing the durability, safety, and reduction of cost of construction and operation, together with improving the quality, speed of delivery, reduction of the carbon footprint and other adverse environmental impacts

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INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK & CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

The development, operation and maintenance of affordable, safe, and green road networks requires good planning and management, capable and competent human resources, empowered organisations and institutions, and coherent and consistent policy, legal and regulatory frameworks. This theme is intended to explore institutional, organisational, and capacity development issues related to the development of the road sector as a whole.

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SUSTAINABLE AND GREEN TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The road transport sector is one of the biggest contributors of Green House Gases, almost 25% of all GHG emissions are related to the transport sector as a whole. This theme is intended to address issues around the negative environmental impacts of roads including construction and operation, (for example, GHG emissions, noise and visual pollution), ways to address these problems, tools to help the road sector identify, quantify, and manage these issues, and strategies for making transport infrastructure more sustainable and “green.”

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INNOVATIVE ROAD FINANCING & PROCUREMENT

One of the biggest challenges for the road sector is the financing. While, new road construction is usually able to attract financing, road maintenance does not. This theme is intended to explore the innovative ways of financing of road construction, operation and maintenance.

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SAFER ROADS

Road accidents are one of the most prominent causes of non-natural death amongst all age groups – more than 1.3 million people die in road accidents every year. As countries become wealthier and motorisation rates increase across the world, the number of road accidents and fatalities will, unless appropriate steps are taken, continue to increase. Improving safety is thus an imperative! This theme is intended to explore every dimension of the subject of road safety.

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INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEM

Intelligent Transport Systems cover a broad range of technologies with a wide range of applications that include, for example, smart traffic lights that detect and adjust to traffic flows at intersections and junctions, on-board driver assist technologies to make driver behaviour safer, to technologies for connected cars and autonomous vehicles. These technologies are changing the general concept about transport and mobility (UBER, TOM-TOM, and Google being examples of companies that are in the forefront of innovations). These technologies are expected to be This theme is intended to explore the technologies, applications, and challenges associated with using these advanced technologies to improve the efficiency and safety of existing road infrastructure.

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