ABOUT

ROHIT BALUJA

 

From a business background in footwear manufacturing & exports, Rohit took the challenge to setup a not-for-profit organization – Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) in 1991. With his graduation in Commerce, he chose to pursue his Doctorate from the University of Birmingham in Civil Engineering related to Road Safety Engineering at the age of 59 in the year 2009. The Global Association of Leading Social Entrepreneurs elected Rohit as a Fellow of “Ashoka” in 2001. In 2002, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents presented the Award for Distinguished Service in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the cause of global road safety.

 

In 2010, Rohit set up the College of Traffic Management in NCR Delhi, which is the only single umbrella facility for training and research in all the domains of traffic management.
As President of IRTE & Director College of Traffic Management, Rohit is invited as a visiting Lecturer in the University of Birmingham, UK, the National Police Academy, Hyderabad and the Corps of Military Police in Bangalore.

 

Under Rohit’s Chairmanship, IRTE has obtained the Roster Consultative Status from the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC), and by virtue of this status, Rohit is an Observer at the Working Party on Road Safety at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The IRTE has signed Memorandums of Association & Cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), USA, the University of Birmingham UK, and the Technical University of Graz in Austria.

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