Highway Education with Local People (HELP)
HELP focuses on behaviour change among road users, and reduction in response time to accidents. 25 community volunteers have been trained in first-response and first-aid techniques along the 52 km stretch of the Ahmedabad–Mehsana Road Project. Certified and identified as Emergency First Responders (EFRs), they have helped in reducing the average response time to accidents from 10 minutes to 5 minutes.
We help improve road usage and behaviour through regular village-level awareness sessions, cultural programmes, and awareness sessions for children in schools. Road safety committees are also being formed at the village level, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the program.