Policy Internship is a 2 months opportunity floated for students all across India where they liaise with the local stakeholders and solve a pertinent road-safety issue under guidance of experts.
Doing so by collaborating with civic bodies, traffic police, public and other stakeholders to design a solution proposed by the people, getting it implemented by the people representative for the benefit of the people
With a dynamic and enthusiastic team we had started this internship in order to identify and understand the objectives of road safety campaign but as we further progressed we not only got to know about the objectives of IRSC but also how determined they were in implementing them for a safer India. So, we were glad to be a part of such a huge system and tried to give our best to it. We weren't sure if we could actually make it but fortunately after just a few trips to officials and residents we were able to pin point the exact problem and possible solutions and got them accepted too. It has been a wonderful journey knowing that I have been a part of this programme
Before IRSC, I used to think that all the road safety ideas wouldn't work because no one is going to implement them and stayed silent like everyone. But, after coming into this internship I learnt a fact that everything is possible with a bit of help and hard work. We worked to make perfect solutions as a group and also did our best to let it reach the officials and amazingly, they were very eager to help us out in this area. The part we did maybe small in the whole country but definitely we had the impact in that area. So yeah, I am a part of IRSC to make and build a safer India.
IRSC, a prominent initiative and a dignified platform for youth to showup their interpersonal skills and dedication towards the safer INDIA. It was a great opportunity to serve for the good cause. In this whopping world we team of four geared up to accomplish our goal of making roads safer and secure. As students it seems demanding to us in the initial phases but yes! “Small things make a big difference” keeping this in mind and making it as our soul weapon we carried our work further. Overcoming the barriers at every phase was the best part of it. With the guidelines of team IRSC and dedication of our team members we are able to execute our plans. Thank you IRSC for believing in us and making us the part of it.
It was a great pleasure for me to get an opportunity to work with the Indian Road Safety Campaign, Solve for over six months to solve the potential problems raised against the safety of the public in Surat. I worked as a group captain of the team of four members which helped hone my leadership abilities to its full capabilities. During the entire course of the internship, we collected FIRs, carried out an extensive survey, conducted interviews, and recorded videos as evidence to reinforce our work. I grasp the valuable lessons of communication skills and management skills in carrying out these tasks. I also get to know about norms and guidelines that must be followed in its rigorous nature while constructing roads. Finally, we prepared the comprehensive report including optimum solutions to tackle road safety problems and presented it to the Authority.
Problem : Traffic congestion due to unplanned and unsupervised pathways under the Ring road flyover bridge at “Udhna darwaja”, Mixed traffic flow causes mishaps and heavy traffic jam at “Udhna teen rasta” and Condemned roads and unmaintained gutter in cites the accidents and road safety issues near Khatodara flyover
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Problem : Merging of traffic for two directions. Because of the illegal auto stands, the high-speed traffic is brought to a sudden standstill causing traffic congestions and sometimes accidents (mainly at night).
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Construction of traffic booth at the middle of the junction for efficient management of the flow of traffic