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The road safety begetter

THE ASIAN AGE. | SASHIDHAR ADIVI
Published : Oct 13, 2017, 1:11 am IST
Updated : Oct 13, 2017, 1:11 am IST

Sreenivaas’ remarkable initiative in his nearly three-decade long experience in the field of road safety enabled him to get the full scholarship.

Sreenivaas Puppalaa
 Sreenivaas Puppalaa

The idea of ‘no helmet, no petrol’ policy was the brainchild of Dr Sreenivaas Puppalaa.

He shares, “I first implemented the concept in Adilabad in June 2016. I took the help of the district S.P. and collector and executed the idea effectively. To sustain the campaign, we started enforcement by cycling 100 kms so that we could get feedback from the grass-root level. It yielded great results. I’m thrilled to see the concept gaining nation-wide momentum.” In the last one year, Sreenivaas has introduced many new road safety measures and has even contributed to the effective improvement of accident black spots, winning accolades for his work.

Recently, Sreenivaas underwent a two-week programme, Delft Road Safety Course, at the Delft University of Technology in Netherlands. Notably, out of the 23 experts invited there from across the world, Sreenivaas (and another Australian) were the only ones who did not have to pay a single penny for the 5,100 course.

Sreenivaas’ remarkable initiative in his nearly three-decade long experience in the field of road safety enabled him to get the full scholarship. “I constantly keep updating myself about the new road safety measures, and that’s how I came to know about the Delft Road Safety Course. Generally, such courses aim to introduce new traffic safety measures to reduce road accidents in developed countries. Since Netherlands has one of the best practices in the world, they want to extend these safety rules in developing coutries too.”

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