K.J. Alphons
The Union Minister of state for Tourism and culture K.J. Alphons will inaugurate a Two-day conference on ‘Safer Road Transpiration to promote National Tourism’ to be held in New Delhi on March 29-30.
Over 100 road safety experts, professionals, government organisation’s and agencies active in road transport and tourism, transport officers from various states and UN official’s will take part in the two- day conference. The conference is being organised by Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) in Association with Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) and Union Ministry of Tourism and culture along with Goodyear’s CSR initiative ‘Safer Roads-Safer You’.

”Safe transport is integral to the tourism industry. The confidence of tourist increases when he finds a clean and safe mode of transportation. While Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) is crossing ten million-mark in India during the previous year 2017, it is still less that one per cent of Global tourists travelling world-wide. A safe transportation system will definitely help boost tourist in India” said Dr Rohit Baluja, President, Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE).

Dr Rohit Baluja
The agenda of the two-day conference will see eminent experts attending and deliberating on the critical issues related to road transport, safety, security and special needs on road transportation, International Driving Permits (IDP), Importance of driver training, tourist interventions and dealing with incidents, crashes and thefts at tourism destinations.

The major highlight of the conference will be formulation of code of practice for the government in areas related to last minute coordination, safety security and special needs, legal implications, International Driving permits and importance of driver training in order to handle any emergency situation.

“In India, roads are dominant mode of transportation, carrying almost 90 per cent of the country’s passenger traffic and 65 % of freight. Safe, secure, well connected, integrated, economical, comfortable and dependable transport is important towards facilitating the growth of tourism sector in the country”, said Dr Baluja.

Goodyear India, in association with Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE), has initiated a unique road safety programme, ‘Safer Roads, Safer You.’ The conference is being organised as part of the initiative.