Delhi has the highest number of fatal crashes among all cities across the country, with five deaths per day. As per a Delhi Traffic Police Report, Delhi witnessed 1,463 road crash deaths in 1,433 fatal road crashes in 2019. According to the Delhi Traffic Police annual report, fourteen of the top 20 black spots in the city were located on the Outer Ring Road, Ring Road and GT Karnal Road. The Delhi Government, in partnership with Delhi 2047 partners, would like to undertake Tactical Redesign of these black spots. Tactical Redesign focuses on safeguarding the most vulnerable road users (VRUs) like pedestrians, cyclists and two-wheeler riders. These are relatively low-cost temporary interventions, helmed by citizens or public groups. If found successful, relevant authorities make them permanent. Interventions also include training and awareness campaigns for police, bus drivers and citizens.
Tactical Redesign for Safer Interactions
Tactical Redesign is a test of street design, planning and infrastructural interventions to gauge effectiveness of road user safety. It especially focuses on safeguarding the most vulnerable road users (VRUs) like pedestrians, cyclists and other two-wheeler riders. These are relatively low-cost and temporary interventions, helm by citizens or public groups. If found successful, the interventions may be recommended to the relevant authorities for permanent implementation. The program is a cost-effective method to prevent road crashes in dangerous crash-prone areas, also known as ‘Black Spots’. In the next two years, the Delhi government plans to treat all black spots and accident-prone zones across the city to make them safer. This will follow Delhi Government’s Bhalswa Chowk ‘Zero Fatality Corridor’ model. The aim of the initiative is to reduce the number of road crash fatalities on target sites and stretches to zero.
Project Duration This is an ongoing project l