Chakrabarty Neelima

Chakrabarty Neelima
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi | CSIR · Engineering Science Laboratory

Environmental Psychology

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Introduction
Working Area: Environmental and Traffic Psychology The undersigned has made significant contributions during the last 30 years in different areas of Traffic Psychology & Road Safety. Actively involved in Driver testing and Evaluation, Development of guidelines and specifications.Specific expertise in driver testing, training and comprehensive studies,& has contributed substantially in various R&D projects sponsored by various ministries, Govt. Departments and public and private sectors
Additional affiliations
April 2016 - April 2016
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi
Position
  • Sr Principal Scientist
March 1990 - present
CSIR Central Road Research Institute
Position
  • Senior Pricinpal Scientist
Description
  • Evaluation of Psycho-physical traits of drivers and applicability of its based traffic Law enforcement for improving road safety and mobility in India
Education
March 1987 - March 1991
Dayalbagh Educational Institute
Field of study
  • Environmental Psychology

Publications

Publications (65)
Technical Report
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Coronavirus is one of the contagious viruses that the world has seen in this century. Consequently , the travel restrictions have been imposed for an extended period, and people are left without any social life, leisure, sports activities, as well as the shift to work from home. The present study investigates the psychological effect of COVID-19 an...
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Background Sensation Seeking is one of the complex behaviors among novice drivers, which leads to road traffic injuries. Globally, road traffic crashes are a leading cause of death among young people, the main cause of death among those who fall in the age group of 15–29 years. Road traffic injuries are currently estimated to be the ninth leading c...
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Background: Music is a popular pastime and an essential part of our lives that has the power to change one's state of mind. The melody, lyrics, and rhythm combine together to create creative symphonies that can either fill one with energy, enthusiasm, and positivity, or take one to melancholic mood. Music is known for its positive influence and the...
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Objectives: Aggressive driving and road accidents are major concerns in the public health sector. This study aimed to explore risk to aggressive and risky behaviors on the road in two‑wheeler riding young men. Methods: The study comprised 433 young male two‑wheeler riders from an urban city of India. A two-wheeler riding survey that captured subjec...
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This study deals with the impact of biofeedback therapy (i.e. relaxation from stress) on drivers by comparing the performances of drivers of Decision Time (DT) test before and after the use of biofeedback therapy. The findings of this study reveals the beneficial effects of biofeedback in reducing negative affect e.g. stress and enhancing resourcef...
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Road crashes and environmental degradation are among the prominent issues of concern today in most of the developing economies particularly India. Buses, which are key mode of public transit in India, are unfortunately involved in a significant number of crashes in recent time. Bus driver's attitude and his ability to comprehend traffic situations...
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The available research highlights the vulnerability of the motorized two- wheeler riding youth as well as the importance of psychological factors in road traffic injuries. However there is scarcity of intervention programs for promotion of safe riding in youth. This study describes the preliminary field testing of an intervention program called SMA...
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During golden hours time is most important factor for near and dear ones, monitory value is not so important. Even family takes loan for the survival of the dear ones in India or perhaps anywhere in the world.During personal experience for transporting patient from home to hospital,I found that drivers on road don't give way to the ambulance and I...
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Traffic Engineering & Safety Division and Transportation Planning Division of CSIR-Central Road Research Institutes (CSIR-CRRI) headed by Prof Satish Chandra, Director-CSIR-CRRI along with TRAX S. Society has taken up the responsibility to create awareness for Road Safety by performing different activities on road. The Week will focus on following...
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This project is related to overall screening,testing and evaluation of commercial drivers who are involved in high risk taking tasks.
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Motorized two-wheeler riders are one among the most vulnerable Indian road users. However, there is limited research on psychological factors that are likely to influence riding behaviours of youth. The present paper focuses on exploring and documenting emotional states associated with two-wheeler riding in urban Indian youth. The study sampled 1,6...
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Nigeria is one of the most populated black nation in the world with a population of about 170 million. Over the years, potable water source which is one of the basic essential requirements for healthy living has been challenging due to inadequate controlled anthropogenic activities and by lesser extent natural conditions. This paper reviews the var...
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Among the human factors that influence safe driving, visual skills of the driver can be considered fundamental. This study mainly focuses on investigating the effect of visual functions of drivers in India on their road crash involvement. Experiments were conducted to assess vision functions of Indian licensed drivers belonging to various organizat...
Presentation
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Presentation includes diffrent design consideration for universally accessible toilets with a concept of Eco-sanitation , which is dealing with waste and waste water for disposal.Eco-sanitation considers human excreta and waste water not as wastes but as natural resources and applies the basic natural principle of closing the loop by using modern a...
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Inappropriate driving behaviour is considered to be one of the major causes of road crashes in India as compared to defective geometric design of pavement or mechanical defects in the vehicles. Review of related literature highlight that more than 65 % of road crashes on Indian roads are caused due to the fault of the road users apart from the othe...
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This article highlights the driving performances of Indian drivers under different driving terrains in simulated Indian Traffic Condition.
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This article reports unsafe driving practices and interaction among different categories of road users which lead to road chaos and accidents. This article includes psychological perspectives of road users and types of distractions while driving with different case studies with regard to road safety. The two main characteristics considered road us...
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Background: “Design and Development of Advanced Car Driving Simulator” DDSIM i.e. Advanced Car Driving Simulator is actual car model with actual parts of the car, is a part of CSIR-CRRI Networking Project under 12FYP has been jointly developed with FAROS India Pvt Ltd for screening unsafe or risk taking drivers for further modulation of their behav...
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Over the recent years the use of cell phones has risen quite rapidly. Though they in many ways improve our lives and are extremely convenient, the use of cell phones while driving has increased accident rates in the past years. People are getting careless on concentration while driving because they are operating phones at the same time. Cell phones...
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Inappropriate driving behaviour is considered to be one of the major causes of road crashes in India as compared to defective geometric design of pavement or mechanical defects in the vehicles. More than 65 % of road crashes on Indian roads are caused due to the fault of the road users apart from the other factors such as faulty road design, poor r...
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Research and Development (R & D) aimed at development of products is being accorded top priority in the country due to their immense potential towards encouraging design and development of indigenous technologies. CSIR-CRRI is acting as a stepping stone for the research aspirants and it is supporting on the scientific works and research work as the...
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The success of the accessibility of public toilets lies not only making new toilets but also in educating the public to use them properly. In public places especially Girls toilets are insecure and unhygienic. So lots of work has to be done in this area .
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This paper presents a study on driver behavior in traffic accidents. The paper states that India currently has the highest number of traffic deaths, followed by China, the United States (US) Russia and the United Kingdom (UK). Human error currently plays a major role most traffic accidents. This paper concentrates on reaction time, stress tolerance...
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This study highlights the Driver’s risk taking practices,reaction time under adverse weather under Simulated and Realistic Conditions. Driver’s behavioral data at reverse weather conditions have been collected to analysis the speed of the drivers during clear, rainy and foggy days with respect to different lanes using V-Box .This study provides ins...
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Inappropriate driving behaviour is considered to be one of the major causes of road crashes in India as compared to defective geometric design of pavement or mechanical defects in the vehicles. More than 65 % of road crashes on Indian roads are caused due to the fault of the road users apart from the other factors such as faulty road design, poor r...
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This study was carried out jointly by the Traffic Engineering and Safety Division of CSIR-CRRI and PCTI Education Society (Road Safety Division) to examine the personality correlates of risk taking practices of heavy motor drivers in the Indian city of Delhi, India. Methodology: 535 HTV male drivers with their past driving records were selected and...
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The objective of this task is to define and characterize the different types of human errors, violations and difficulties which are involved in the accident generating process. Such modelling work is based both on scientific literature dealing with human error analysis, and on truly in-depth accident data. The purpose is to build an operational gri...
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Adverse weather conditions in India and temperature fluctuations are the major causes of an elevated risk of traffic accidents and traffic flow. In India heavy rain and foggy winters impair the road conditions; the effect of such conditions on driver behaviour has been a matter of concern for many years and the subject of Past research. Main focus...
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Adverse weather and road conditions, following rain, fog and temperature fluctuations are the major causes of an elevated risk of traffic accidents and compromised traffic flow in India. In India where hard winters and impaired road conditions are not unusual enough to stop daily routines, people are not free to make safe travel decisions, despi...
Technical Report
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Adverse weather and road conditions, following rain, fog and temperature fluctuations are the major causes of an elevated risk of traffic accidents and compromised traffic flow in India. In India where hard winters and impaired road conditions are not unusual enough to stop daily routines, people are not free to make safe travel decisions, despi...
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In this study, psycho-physical traits focussing primarily on the visual functional capabilities of the goods vehicle drivers have been assessed. Based on the findings of this limited study it is emphasized that it is worthwhile to carry out special screening and training of the goods vehicle drivers. This envisaged practice is expected to be useful...
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Concerns about road safety have been increasingly associated with two-wheeler riding and especially with young commuters in India. The study was designed to explore inclination to speeding and to profile the driving behaviors in two-wheeler riding young men and women who reported a tendency to ride faster than their peers. A cross-sectional survey...
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Commuting to work by bus is still one of the major transportation system in Delhi. Delhi government has introduced several reforms in services and it is found that the per capita trip rate (excluding walk trips) has increased from 0.72 in 1981 to 0.87 in 2001. It is estimated that per capita trip rate may reach to 1.2 by 2021 in Delhi. There is alw...
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This paper is a part of a research study based on reviewing the factors of associated risks of mobility and accessibility problems around schools in East Delhi, identifies a series of accessibility problems through access audit and suggests the mitigating measures to minimize these problems. This study was conducted in East Delhi. The observation a...
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Education is the fundamental right of every child. Each child has a desire to go to the school where he/she can learn lessons that are relevant to his life but approximately 59 million children in India have no access to schools. Besides psychological and social barriers the lack of accessible facilities in terms of road infrastructure and transpor...
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Indian Railway is one of the most challenged organizations among all public sectors organizations in the INDIA. The Indian Railway therefore considers that the Loco Pilots should have the ability and the confident to cope with critical situations. Existing literature regarding Training Needs Analysis (TNA) shows that most studies conducted on TNA p...
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Adverse weather and road conditions, following rain, fog and temperature fluctuations are the major causes of an elevated risk of traffic accidents and compromised flow in India. Drivers can control their risks at several levels, however it is useful to consider driver behaviour as hierarchically organized, separating tactical and operational on ro...
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This paper explores aggressive riding behaviours and experiences that provoke anger while riding among college going youth. A survey capturing positive and negative emotional states while riding, sources of irritation on roads, and factors related to riding fast was administered on a sample of 457 college youth from Delhi. Being caught up in heavy...
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This study deals with the estimation of impact of various Intelligent Transportation Modules such as APMS, VMS and ATIS in New Delhi. Major findings of a survey of drivers or users conducted in New Delhi are presented in this report. From this study, the demand for the particular types of traffic / traveler information was also undertaken in order...
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This study deals with the estimation of impact of various Intelligent Transportation Modules such as APMS, VMS and ATIS in New Delhi. Major findings of a survey of drivers or users conducted in New Delhi are presented in this report. From this study, the demand for the particular types of traffic / traveler information was also undertaken in order...
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Increasing number of road accidents coupled with increasing vehicle population means an increase in the number of aggressive road users resulting in incidence of road rage. Inexperienced drivers often experience anxiety due to their underdeveloped and declining skills, which influence their behaviour. To highlight the effectiveness of correct tr...
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Road rage is a phenomenon which indicates that society is on edge. Increasingly, aggression and violence has appeared to drift further into mainstream Indian society. Stories of school shootings, workplace violence, violence on the airlines, and “road rage” abound. Road rage has recently been cited as equaling alcohol-impaired driving in the number...
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During the last two decades, developing countries such as India have been exhibiting rapid increase in human population and vehicles, and increase in road accidents. Inappropriate driving behaviour is considered one of the major causes of road accidents in India as compared to defective geometric design of pavement or mechanical defects in vehicles...
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A survey done by the Action Aid UK highlights nearly four out of five women in India face public harassment e.g staring, insults, whistling, being followed, and sexual assaults. The study – was conducted on 500 women in cities across India, the findings highlighted that 84 % of the respondents experienced harassment were aged between 25 to 35 years...
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During the last decade, developing countries such as India have been exhibiting rapid increase in human population and vehicles, and increase in road accidents. Inappropriate driving behaviour is considered one of the major causes of road accidents in India as compared to defective geometric design of pavement or mechanical defects in vehicles. It...
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Increasing number of road accidents coupled with increasing vehicle population means an increase in the number of aggressive road users resulting in incidence of road rage. Inexperienced drivers often experience anxiety due to their underdeveloped and declining skills, which influence their behavior. Researches done by Lorenz, Schneider and Bukasa,...
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The basic goal of any transportation system is to provide safe mobility. Though higher mobility minimises travel time, it may decrease safety. Inappropriate driving behaviour is one of the major causes of road accidents in India. Defective geometric design of pavements or mechanical defects in vehicles comes later. Ignoring lane discipline, disrega...
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During the last decade, developing countries such as India have been exhibiting rapid increase in human population and vehicles, and increase in road accidents. Inappropriate driving behaviour is considered one of the major causes of road accidents in India as compared to defective geometric design of pavement or mechanical defects in vehicles. It...
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The paper depicts the causes of Physical ailments due to various types of Environmental Pollution and it's after effects
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Road rage is a phenomenon which indicates that society is on edge. Increasingly, aggression and violence has appeared to drift further into mainstream Indian society. Stories of school shootings, workplace violence, violence on the airlines, and ―road rage‖ abound. Road rage has recently been cited as equalling alcohol-impaired driving in the numbe...
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ABSTRACT The article reports findings in a study of 250 Light Motor Vehicle drivers of same educational background and economic status, highlighting the effect of alcohol and age on driver’s eye-hand coordination movements. Present study was conducted to compare the psychomotor performances of drivers who consumed alcohol while driving with the...
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Traffic environment encompasses the external surroundings that lead us to our destination: whether it is to a public building, market, residential colony or transit system. It can also be referred to as Geographic Accessibility and is a key element in maintaining continuity in the mobility chain. Observing children negotiating dense traffic and haz...
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Road traffic crashes are still a major cause of death, injuries and economic loss in India due to increasing number of old and unmaintained vehicles, inexperienced drivers and increasing the number of aggressive and impulsive road users. But, unfortunately road safety is still not considered as a major priority for a sustainable transport system. S...

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(i) Transportation Module: The work packages in this module are: a) Quality enhancement of public transport system b) Feeder transport system and parking facilities at public transport terminals c) Advanced public transport information systems using ITS technologies d) Design and Development of Car Driving Simulator e) Sustainable Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) system f) Policy level sustainable strategies to restrict/ control usage of private vehicles g) Sustainable integrated mass transportation system h) Evaluation of sustainable transportation system (environment, social and economy)
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Create awareness with impact for following Road Safety Rules