The competition, Road Techies invites students of technical institutions based in North East India to come up with scalable, low cost solutions for the child road safety situations of a small city/ town like Jorhat city. All proposals will be screened by a panel of jury comprising of Road Safety Experts from various reputed institutions of India. The top shortlisted proposals will be called over to IIT Guwahati to present their designs in front of an expert panel. The winners will receive cash prizes, certificates and a mention on the project website. Any feasible concepts from the selected designs may be implemented on ground during the next phase of the project.Apply Now
Rs. 50,000* + Certificate
Rs. 40,000* + Certificate
Rs. 30,000* + Certificate
* TDS will be deducted as per applicable rules.
Travel, lodging and fooding arrangements for the presenters will be made by the organizers.
Submission of entries: Up to 31 July 2020
Declaration of Shortlisted solutions: August/ September 2020
Final Jury presentation and award distribution: To be announced
Safer Roads for Safer Childhood (SRSC) is a project being implemented since June 2018 in Jorhat city of Assam, India to enhance road safety for children, especially focussing on 6 pilot schools. The project is being implemented by a consortium of Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) and Department of Home and Political Affairs, Govt. of Assam (through Jorhat Police). The project is guided by Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) and funded by Fondation Botnar.
Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge is a project of the Fondation Botnar, a philanthropic foundation in Switzerland. The Challenge is designed to address locally relevant road safety problems that affect children in small and mid-sized cities in seven priority countries with practical, innovative and evidence-based interventions. The Challenge is managed by the Global Road Safety Partnership.
Jorhat is a mid-size city in Assam, India with a population of about 2.5 lakhs. It is the current administrative headquarter of Jorhat district. The national Highway-37 and a railway track runs through the city. Gar Ali, Na Ali and K.B. road are the main arterial roads. Numerous sub arterial, collector and local roads network the city. Being the administrative and business capital of the district, roads in the city are always busy.
As per a survey conducted by IIT Guwahati of students of the 6 project schools, 64% of children commute to school on foot, 12% commute by bicycle, 11% commute by motorised two wheeler, 5 % by motorised three-wheelers or auto-rickshaws and rest all travel by private vans, personal cars, common vans, private bus etc.
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