Neelima-ChakrabartyDirector, Environmental & Traffic Psychology & Right of Way (Hony.)
Senior Scientist, Central Road Research Institute, New-Delhi

15 years of experience on road safety and walkability audits

Dr. Neelima Chakrabarty actively engaged in WalkAbility and Road Safety Audits with Samarthyam. She provides expert guidance and technical support on projects related to road safety and user behavior in pedestrian environemnt. Currently, Member Networking Project of Traffic Safety Mission of CSIR.

Scientist, Central Road Research Institute, New-Delhi Environmental & Traffic Psychology & Road Safety Training
Expert

Dr. Chakrabarty is currently working as a member in Networking Project of Traffic Safety Mission of CSIR. She provides expert guidance and technical support on projects related to road safety and user behavior.

EDUCATION:

PhD in Environmental Psychology (1991)
“Perception of Crowding and Personal Space as Related to Interpersonal Interaction”

MEMBER:

  • Indian Road Congress
  • Institute of Urban Transport (Life Member)

ACCESS AUDIT EXPERIENCE:
Over 150 public buildings in the country since 2006

TRAINING PROGRAMME AND WORKSHOPS:

  • 2007 Access for All- Advance Training Course by Samarthyam and Handicap International, New Delhi
  • 2006 “Creation of a Technical Resource Pool on Access in Delhi”, Jamia Hamdard University, Samarthyam and Handicap International
  • 2005 Training of the Trainers-For Dissemination of Road Safety Manual organized by International Consultants and Technocrats Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, India and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)
  • 2005 Workshop on ITS organized by CRRI
  • 2005 Workshop on Road Safety Audit organized by CRRI
  • 2003 Workshop related to Training Programme for Consciousness Arousal and Attitudinal Transformation Changes, its role in Road Safety Education of children organized by “Road User Safety Forum”, New Delhi
  • 2000 Training Program of Traffic Police Personnel at the IRTE academy

RESEARCH:

  • 2008 Research Study and Pilot Project on Road Safety Aspects and Right of Way for Persons with Disabilities supported by the National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Govt. of India and Samarthyam, National Centre for Accessible Environments
  • 2007 Project report of Road Safety Audit of RML Hospital to Gol Dak Khana Area for “Barrier Free mobility Perspective”

PUBLISHED WORK:

  • 2008 Chakrabarty ,Neelima Chapter entitled “A Comparative Study Of Psychophysical Abilities Of Specially Trained Vs. Normal Drivers” published in the Book of Assessment and Selection of Personnel , 2nd Edition by DRDO(Defense Research and Development Organization, Delhi
  • 2008 Chakrabarty ,Neelima and Singh Harcharan, “ Effect of Alcohol on Psychomotor Performance of Drivers” Indian Highways, pp35-39
  • 2008 Chakrabarty ,Neelima “A study of Awareness of Road Rules and Road signs among Children in Delhi India” Published in International Journal of Architecture, Conservation and urban Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp77-88.(ISSN-0973-8339)
  • 2006 Truck Drivers Safety Awareness Aspects in Delhi- A Study. Paper Published in Road Safety Digest, Vol.16, No.1
  • 2006 Paper sent for publication in Jr. of Transport Research Part “F”- “Driver Testing and Training: Effective Tools for Psychomotor Characteristics” by Dr.N.Chakrabarty, H.C.Singh & Dr. S. Gangopadyay
  • 2006 Paper sent for publication in Jr. of Transport Research Part “F” – “Vulnerability of Child Pedestrians” by Dr. N. Chakrabarty, H. C. Singh & Dr. S. Gangopadyay
  • 2006 Paper sent for publication in CSIR Journal Bigyan Pragati “Adhunik Yatayat Ke Sandharbh Me Bacchon Ki Suraksha” by Dr. N. Chakrabarty, H. C. Singh
  • 2006 Paper sent for publication in CRRI Journal – “Friendship, Peer Acceptance, Psychological Characteristics in Development of Athletic Ability: A Review Paper” by Dr. N. Chakrabarty, H. C. Singh & Dr. S. Gangopadyay
  • 2006 Paper presented entitled “MOBILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY PROBLEMS OF THE TRANSPORT DISABLED” on Sensitization Workshop for Promotion of Barrier Free Environment “Mobility For All”, CRRI.
  • 2006 Paper presented and published at the preceding of National Workshop for Promotion of Barrier Free Environment “MOBILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY PROBLEMS OF THE TRANSPORT DISABLED” on Sensitization Workshop for Promotion of Barrier Free Environment “Mobility for All”, CRRI
  • 1998 “Psychophysical Limitations of Children during Their Developmental Stages, its Consequences and Required Countermeasures for Road Safety.” Paper Presented and Published At International Seminar in Dhaka
  • 1993 “Driver observance related to their obedience of traffic rules and their need for traffic education”, by Central Secretariat