Image Left to right: Mr B. N. Puri, AITD Director of Research, Mr K. L. Thapar, AITD Chairman (signing), Dr Subhamay Gangopadhyay, IndiaRAP Programme Manager (rear) and Mr Rob McInerney, iRAP CEO.
AITD is a not for profit organization devoted to capacity building, non-partisan research, and regional cooperation in infrastructure with a special focus on transport, trade and logistics. AITD has close ties to MoRTH, has United Nations Consultative Status and has ties to 14 countries in Asia. The program office has been established within the AITD campus since 2017.
The Indian Road Assessment Programme, IndiaRAP, was officially launched on 14th November 2017 at the IRF World Road Meeting (WRM) in Delhi, India. The programme is supported by iRAP with sponsorship from FedEx. The programme draws on local technical expertise and research from key national stakeholders including the Indian Road Congress (IRC), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Indian Academy of Highway Engineers (IAHE), and International Automobile Association (FIA) in addition to state-level partners. IndiaRAP project level activities are also supported through partnerships between the Government Agency, World Bank, Global Road Safety Facility and similar development agencies.
IndiaRAP benefits from the global charitable work of iRAP across more than 100 countries worldwide. As part of the iRAP family that includes development agency, government and non-government partners from EuroRAP to AusRAP and usRAP to BrazilRAP, the IndiaRAP team joins a global community committed to a world free of high-risk roads.
Prior to the launch, an MoU was signed between iRAP and AITD (Asian Institute of Transport Development) in August 2017 to locally host the program. Read article here