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 One week articulated training course held at NED University Karachi for Traffic Management, Principle and Methods for Traffic Management, Traffic management in Urban environment, Mitigation for congestion, Driving license, Motorway road safety manuals

 

Karachi, December 2-8, 2014

 
   

One week articulated training course for Transport officer, Motor Vehicle Examiners, Traffic Police officers, Bus Drivers, and Road Users is held at NED University Karachi, to train participants for Traffic Management, Principle and Methods for Traffic Management, Traffic management in Urban environment, Mitigation for congestion, Driving license, Motorway road safety manuals.

Objective:

The course contents are designed on the premise to impart basic knowledge of Transportation and Traffic Demand and supply relationships and to inculcate vision of modern travel demand management methodologies. Considering the multidimensional nature of transport sector, its external impacts such as accidents and environmental degradation have also been covered. Moreover, the training also highlights the role of state-of-the-art technologies for urban transport management. It is further envisaged that successful trainees shall be able to better understand the dynamics of travel behavior and complexities of traffic operations and become better professionals. This training (and other similar exercises) will help transport officials to plan, develop and implement sustainable transportation systems. Besides PAKSTRAN partners, The training was also attended by Secretary DRTAs, and eminent researchers in the field, as well as representatives from NED University.

This training strategy will assist the Pakistan Sustainable Transport Project (PAKSTRAN) – being component of this project in addressing transport and Motor vehicle ordinance related issues in the province of Sindh, equipping Transport officers regarding the regularization of Motor vehicle ordinance and rules framed there to and knowledge regarding reducing emissions and improving urban environmental conditions.

Proceedings of training program is as follows:

Day 01 (02.12.2014)

Opening of training program:

Prof. Dr. Mir shabbar Ali, Head of Urban Planning department, NED University Karachi warmly welcomed the participants of training program and precisely described the importance of said training for road users and other stake holders.
Inaugural speech - Mr. Fazal Karim Khatri, Director Mass Transit Karachi/Component Director CIU-Sindh welcomes the participants for one week articulated training and NED university, Mr. Khatri briefly described about PAKSTRAN project and imparts the need of such trainings as PAKSTRAN project is going to present viable solution for sustainable transport for Karachi city.

Importance of Need for training - Mr. Yar Muhammad Component Manager CIU Sindh after welcoming express great concerned for training for road users and related stakeholders, he explained that, The course contents are designed on the premise to impart basic knowledge of Transportation and Traffic Demand and supply relationships and to inculcate vision of modern travel demand management methodologies. Considering the multidimensional nature of transport sector, its external impacts such as accidents and environmental degradation have also been covered. Moreover, the training also highlights the role of state-of-the-art technologies for urban transport management. It is further envisaged that successful trainees shall be able to better understand the dynamics of travel behavior and complexities of traffic operations and become better professionals. This training (and other similar exercises) will help transport officials to plan, develop and implement sustainable transportation systems.

Day 02 (03.12.2014)

Traffic Management Principle and Methods: Prof. Dr. Mir shabbar Ali, Head of Urban Planning department, NED University Karachi delivered lecture on Traffic Management principle and methods, The Lecture covered an overview of Transport analysis with key concepts in transportation planning and consequences upon urban Transport system further describe the environmental act and its relationship with transport system.

Road Safety: Prof Raza Mehdi of NED University delivered lecture on road safety issues, its management and methodologies. By giving simple examples the speaker educate all participants about road safety and its effect on road users.

No. of Participants: 200+


About PAKSTRAN
To address the transport and related problems in the country, the Pakistan Sustainable Transport Project (PAKSTRAN) is being implemented by Government of Pakistan.

The objective of the Project is ‘to reduce the growth of energy consumption and related greenhouse gas emissions from Pakistan’s transport sector, while simultaneously improving urban environmental conditions and improving Pakistan’s competitiveness’.

PAKSTRAN is supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is being implemented by Government of Pakistan.

The Implementing Partner is:
i. Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Water and Power.

The Responsible Parties are:
ii. Government of Punjab, through Urban Unit, Planning & Development Division (Component 1 of PAKSTRAN)
iii. Government of Sindh, through Transport Cell, Transport Department (Component 2 of PAKSTRAN)
iv. Planning Commission of Pakistan (partnership decision pending for Component 3)
v. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Pakistan (Component 4 of PAKSTRAN)



   
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