STTS Activities

Sustainable Transport Planning and Traffic Management Solutions

  • Members of STTS have contributed to Kathmandu Valley Development Authority's work on the development of Strategic Plan for Kathmandu Valley: A 20 Year Vision for the Valley
  • Members of STTS attended workshop on the development of Nepal Urban Roads Standards following which a comprehensive submission capturing a number of issues was made for the improvement in draft Standards and delivery of better road safety outcomes.

    Group Discussion on Urban Road Standards (Courtesy: KVDA)

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  • Members of STTS also provided a number of constructive inputs on the development of Strategic Transport Plan for Kathmandu Valley
  • Apart from these inputs members are also engaged:
    • in providing input in the improvement of intersection in Kathmandu Valley
    • in developing concept design of over 30 major intersections in the Valley are being improved to reduce congestion by Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transport Project
    • An Artistic Impression of Proposed Intersection at Lainchaur

    • in establishing traffic management centre
    • Existing Traffic Surveillance and Control Centre

      Over 30 sets of traffic lights are being proposed by Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transport Project. A "state of art" Traffic Management Center is being established in Kathmandu soon to manage traffic in Kathmandu Valley better. A STTS member is involved in developing proposal for its establishment.

      Traffic Lights proposed at Sorhakhutte Pati Intersection (Shown here is Bishnumati Link Road Approach)

    • in the development of operational plan for pedestrianising historic city core
    • Green Parking proposed along Bishnumati River to intercept vehicles from entering into Vehicle Free / Pedestrianisation Zone

    • in capacity development for transport planning and traffic management
    • STTS members offered a number of seminars, training and workshops in Nepal on various themes

      Participants of Training on Intersection Design

      Even before the formal incorporation of STTS, STTS members were involved in sharing the knowledge with their counterparts in Nepal on sustainable transport planning, traffic management and road safety. In 2011, Dr Parajuli shared his experience on the development of integrated transport plan for Redland City Council with over 100 engineers and planners from various walks of life at Indreni Hall, Baneshwor, Kathmandu. The program was sponsored by local consulting firms TAEC Consult Pvt Ltd and Silt Consultants Pvt Ltd.

    • Presentation of Papers at International Conference held in Kathmandu Nepal, 2011
      • Boot Bike and Bus Policy for Kathmandu: A Realism or and Idealism? by Dr Partha Parajuli
      • Infrastructure Funding in Federated Nepal: Who pays for what? jointly by Dr Partha Parajuli and Anthony Eagle
    • Presentation of Seminars on Road Safety in Pokhara and Kathmandu by Dr Partha Parajuli and Anthony Eagle, 2011
    • Presentation of the Seminar on the Development of Road Safety Management System in Nepal by Dr Kali Nepal, 2015 (organized by Nepal Engineers' Association)
    • Presentation of Papers on Stakeholders' Workshop 1 on the development of Nepal Road Safety Management System by Dr Kali Nepal and Dr Partha Parajuli (October 31, 2014) organized by the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
    • Presentation of Papers on the Stakeholders' Workshop 2 titled "Development of Nepal Road Safety Management System" organized by Road Safety Society of Nepal
    • Intersection Capacity Analysis and Design: A number of training programs were delivered to Nepalese engineers to undertake capacity analysis and design of intersections.
    • Training in Progress (Venue: Hotel Himalaya)

    • Introduction of SIDRA Intersection Software in Nepal: Nepal Engineering College got an academic version of SIDRA Intersection enterprise licence free with the initiative of a STTS member. Two commercial licenses were procured by Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transport Project on recommendation from a STTS member who was involved in the Project.
    • Training on SIDRA Intersection (Venue: NEC Computer Centre)

    • Workshops on the development of Nepal Road Rules: Workshops on Nepal Road Rules were delivered two times: first at the onset of development and the second was on the finalization. Draft Nepal Road Rules has been delivered to the Government for its consideration.
    • As a part of training and capacity building in the field of traffic management, many workshop and training sessions were delivered by the members of STTS. These included:
      • Traffic Control Devices:
      • Speed Management and Speed Control:
      • Travel Demand Management (TDM) and Active Traffic Management (ATM) Measures
Sustainable Road Safety Solutions

Road Safety situation in Nepal is alarming and is in increasing trend. Official record shows only in 2012/2013 financial year (Nepali Calendar) 1816 people lost their lives on roads in Nepal.

A study by World Health Organisation (WHO) shows road deaths in Nepal are grossly under reported. The death could be up to three times more than that recorded and reported by the Government. Up until recently there was no formal definition of road crashes in Nepal and those died in hospitals and many of those whose bodies were not found from river may never have been counted.

Road crash in Nepal is on rise

In the field of road safety, members of STTS are involved in many activities:

  • drafting Nepal Road Rules

    With copy right permission from Queensland Parliamentary Council, members of STTS developed Nepal Road Rules based on Queensland Road Rules

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    It is the belief of STTS that road safety outcomes can be significantly improved by restoring rule of law on roads. A comprehensive road rules at par with international best practice is needed.

  • developing Nepal Road Crash Database System

    STTS members assisted the Government of Nepal to develop a sustainable road crash database system. A well maintained crash database is the starting point for realizing road safety management.

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  • facilitating Road Safety Audit Training Program and Road Safety Study Tour by establishing link between the Government of Nepal and Australian Road Research Board

    STTS members from Queensland and Victoria worked together with ARRB, VicRoads and a number of universities in Victoria to facilitate observation tour for high level delegates of Nepal to Melbourne and to offer training on Road Safety Audit. Observation tour provided opportunity to Nepalese delegates to understand how safety is managed in Australia generally. About 40 Nepalese engineers were trained for undertaking Road Safety Audit. This helped to fill the shortage of Road Safety Auditors in Nepal and enhance capacity to manage road safety in the country.

    STTS members also delivered selected “subject burst” sessions in RSA training delivered by ARRB in Kathmandu

    Presentation at RSA Training

  • assisting Institute of Engineering in developing Road Safety Engineering

    Discussion is going on with the Faculty members on how STTS members can contribute to the development of Road curricula on Road Safety Engineering Courses for Bachelor and Masters Program in the Institute of Engineering Nepal (IOEN). With rich experience of STTS members on university (teaching, research) and industry (planning design delivery, operation and maintenance), IOEN will benefit from the STTS's proposal to contribute.

    Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MOPIT) of the Government of Nepal, which is the client for IOEN to develop Road Safety Engineering Courses, requested STTS members to provide feedback. Dr. Partha Parajuli with support from Santosh Tripathi provided comments on the course structure and contents.

  • developing Proposal for Nepal Road Safety Management System

    STTS’s focus since its inception has been on improving road safety situation in Nepal. It has delivered a number of important documents to guide the Government of Nepal on how to manage road safety.

    • Big Picture Proposal

      The big picture proposal provides an overarching system based approach for managing road safety using Safe System principle. The document also presents facts and figures to demonstrate why a comprehensive system thinking is required to deliver complex road safety solutions.
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    • Proposal for Project Preparatory Works

      Over 150 projects are identified and suggested in the Proposal for establishing Nepal Road Safety Management System. The Proposal for Project Preparatory Works (PPW) has been developed to provide technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to conceptualise, formulate, develop, realise and monitor these projects so that each individual project is scoped correctly. The scope of each Project thus developed can be used by the Government to procure services for the delivery of these projects that together help build Nepal Road Safety Management System in the long run.

      Apart from project scoping, the proposal also contains suggestion for undertaking a number of low cost high benefit road safety improvement intervention / retrofit works for implementation by integrating these into ongoing road projects (to be identified in consultation with stakeholders).

      Technical Assistance to National Road Safety Council is yet another initiative suggested in the Proposal for Preparatory Works.

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    • Brochures for Workshops
      • Workshop of October 31, 2014
      • Workshop of April 23, 2015

      Brochures were prepared to distribute to all stakeholders participating in both workshops. These brochures contain concise information on the Proposal for the development of Nepal Road Safety Management System in easy to read format.
      Brochure for Workshop 1 of October 31, 2014 contains initial information on NRSMS. It was prepared on draft proposal and was used as a stakeholders’ engagement tool while the brochure for workshop of April 23, 2015 was prepared and distributed to inform on the final proposal, which was delivered to the Government of Nepal on the amidst a workshop organized by Road Safety Society of Nepal.

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    • Concept Papers

      Several concept papers, working papers and discussion papers were produced and presented in a variety of forums organized by governmental and non-governmental agencies.
      Two papers were presented in the meeting of National Road Safety Council’s Ad-hoc Committee of July 12, 2015:

      • Concept Paper #1: Development of Road Safety Database Policy, Software and Database Management
      • Concept Paper #2: Development of Nepal Road Safety Information Management System

      These papers are considered to be the foundation stones for the development of Nepal Road Safety Information Management System. Reliable data feed the NRSMS implementation process and enable monitor road safety performance before and after NRSMS implementation.

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    • Presentations (PowerPoint)

      STTS members have delivered over 100 presentations in various forums (Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Trainings) in Nepal and in Australia (Brisbane and Sydney). These presentations are related to transport planning, travel demand management, analysis and design of intersections, road operations, traffic management, SIDRA Intersection software as well as road safety (Safer Roads, Safer Users and Safer Speeds).

    • Workshop Reports

      STTS Team members who contributed to the development of NRSMS Proposal, NRCDS Report and who were involved in the delivery of other transport and traffic initiatives have conducted many workshops with stakeholders and documented outcomes of these workshops.
      A report on one of the key workshops organized for collecting stakeholders’ input and feedback on the draft NRSMS Proposal can be viewed here

    • Photo Gallery

      STTS Team is encouraged from the overwhelming support / participation of high level delegates and professionals from various walks of life in the events organized in various occasions in Nepal. Similarly, appreciation goes to all who made the presence of STTS members to deliver, to offer constructive comments and receive feedbacks on many initiatives possible.
      Some of the moments captured during the delivery of the selected workshops are as follows.

      • Workshop of 31 October 2014: Stakeholders’ Engagement on draft NRSMS

      • Workshop of 23 April 2015: Proposal handing in Ceremony

      • Workshop of 1st October 2016 in Brisbane: NRNA Skill Knowledge and Innovation Committee (Queensland) organized a presentation on the proposal for the development of Road Safety Information Management System in Nepal. Over 25 local community members attended the seminar which was held at Tiered Theatrette of Brisbane Square Library Brisbane.

      • Seminar of 16th October 2016 in Sydney: The Proposal for the development of Nepal Road Safety Information Management System was also presented in the Seminar organized by Overseas Nepalese Forum (ONF) in Sydney. ONF members invited Dr. Partha Parajuli to present the Proposal in the Seminar which was organized at the interaction program with visiting member of Nepal Constituent Assembly and former Minister of Tourism Mr. Ananda Pokharel, Mr. Ishwor Pokharel UML Secretary and other dignitaries.

      • Workshop of 13th November 2016 in Brisbane: Coinciding with the Brisbane Nepali Festival, NRNA Australia SKI Committee a workshop to explore potential projects and activities to be implemented through NRNA SKI initiatives, which will benefit the development of Nepal. The workshop was held in the Conference hall of Queensland University of Technology, Garden Point Campus Brisbane.

        Dr. Parajuli of STTS presented two projects for consideration:

        • Technical Assistance in the development of Nepal Road Safety Management System, which is a big picture proposal for improving road safety in Nepal and saving preventable deaths on roads in Nepal.
        • Technical Assistance in the ongoing improvement and management of Nepal Road Crash Database System (which is one of several but key starting activity required to develop road safety management).