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Safe rohTECH challenge, conducted by WRI India in association with Nagarro and Skillenza, is an online hackathon for enthusiastic students, professionals, and start-ups from all over the world!
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It is open to all Hackathon Enthusiasts who are:

  • Indian nationals between the ages of 18 and 28.

There are no fees for registration or participation for the Hackathon.

Yes, all team members can log in from their account and check out the progress, however any one member from each team should make the submission.

No, one does not need to be online for the entire duration. You can develop the prototype on your local system based on the given theme and submit it on Skillenza, on the specific challenge page before the deadline.

  • Registration
  • Team Formation
  • Concept Note Submission
  • Prototype Submission
  • Final Presentation
  • Declaration of Winners

Click on the Evaluation Process tab to find the detailed Evaluation process and criteria.

Winners of each stage will receive email notifications.

The submission should be functional for the judges to review.

There is no restriction to use any language, technology stack, or libraries. You can use any of them to create your application. However, do mention the list of pre-built, or open-source libraries being used.

At Skillenza, we take cheating/plagiarism very seriously. Answers and presented projects must be original, own work of the entrants. Any case of plagiarism may result in disqualification of the participant from the Hackathon.

Please write to us at or you can post a question in the Discussion forum.

Message from the City

Amit Bhatt, Executive Director, WRI India

Sarika Panda, Co-Founder, Raahgiri Foundation

Capt Manoj Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Rohtak

Rahul Sharma, Superintendent of Police, Rohtak


Speed Management | Part I

Part 1 - Speeding is identified as one of the major causes of road crashes and fatalities in India.
What are the factors that contribute to unsafe speeds? How do unsafe speeds impact us?
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Speed Management | Part II

Part 2 - How can we plan for safe urban speeds in our cities? How have some cities across the
globe implemented effective speed management policies?
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Driving Road Safety and Traffic Management through Emerging Technologies

In the era of big data and artificial intelligence, data-driven and technology-based transport
governance could lead to safer and better-managed streets. A discussion on the need and ways to integrate relevant technology tools in road safety and traffic management governance frameworks.
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Designing Safer Access to Schools

Children are extremely vulnerable to road traffic injuries. This module looks at specific design
strategies used to improve safety in school zones across India & Brazil.
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Sustainable and Safe

What is the Safe Systems approach to road safety? What are key principles and action areas of the
Safe Systems approach? This module will answer these questions while also taking the viewer
through the global context of the road safety problem.
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Building Safe Bicycle Lanes

Cycling is emerging as a safe and reliable travel option for many people during this pandemic.
How can we design safe bicycle lanes on our streets?
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Data Analysis in Road Safety

In this module, we explore how to use data analysis to achieve road safety outcomes. What data
sets can be used for the analysis? What methodologies of geographical analyses can be adopted?
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COVID-19 Responsive Street Design

In this video, we will look at how cities across the world have responded to the COVID-19
pandemic in terms of their streets. We will understand what the future of mobility looks like in
Mumbai, and how Mumbai’s streets can be planned to respond to the crisis.
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Designing Safer Junctions

In this video, we will study why junctions are a critical part of streets, even though they take up
only a fraction of street area. We will look at why we need to specifically design them, and how we
can make them safer. This video will explain the detailed design process using specific implemented examples in Mumbai.”
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Designing Safer Streets

In this video, we study why we need to change our paradigm from building roads for cars to streets
for people. We also look at what the key stages, principles and elements involved in designing safer
streets for Mumbai are.
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Improving Safety & Efficiency by Design

In this video, we study the existing streets in Mumbai, identify a new design approach for streets
and look at design strategies for critical street elements to improve the overall street performance.
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State of Urban Transport in Mumbai
In this video, we learn about the state of urban transport in Mumbai, and what is the new urban
agenda that Mumbai so urgently requires.
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Upcoming Webinars

To be announced

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Stage 1 - Concept Note

  • Each team must present an abstract of their ideas. In the abstract, only the important points are to be highlighted. The word limit for submission is 500 words.

  • All the submitted applications would be evaluated as per the parameters provided below, to ensure only best submissions are shortlisted for the next round.

  • The evaluators reserve the right to select or reject any submission without assigning any reasons whatsoever and without thereby incurring any liability to the participant(s) whatsoever..

  • 50 Teams will be shortlisted based on the above parameters.
    The evaluators reserve the right to select or reject any submission without assigning any reasons whatsoever and without thereby incurring any liability to the participant(s) whatsoever.

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Stage 2– 1st Prototype

  • The teams selected for Stage 2, will be required to submit their 1st prototype at the end of stage 2.

  • The prototype shall be accompanied with an executive summary, need analysis/secondary survey, scope of the idea, step-wise implementation plan, impact analysis of the idea, timeline for execution and references. Word limit for submission is 1000 words.

  • The evaluation will be done on the accuracy of the model results and plagiarism.

  • 10 Teams will be shortlisted based on the above parameters.

Stage 3 - Testable Prototype

  • In the final stage, the teams selected will be invited to mentorship session with experts in the field.

  • The teams will be evaluated based on usability of solution, user experience and scalability of the product.

  • Teams will be advised and given time on how to improve their product for the final presentation/submission.

  • 1 Team would be selected as winner after the mentorship.
    The winning team may be required to present the solution to the intended user, subject to the availability and agreement of the intended user(s).

Harassment of participants in any form for any part of the hackathon including live streams, chats, submissions, and social media will not be tolerated. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without any compensation at the discretion of the organizers.

If you feel uncomfortable or think there may be a potential violation of the code of conduct, please report it immediately to any or all of the representatives listed.

Applications from all backgrounds are welcome and actively encouraged. Diversity in the hackathon is what we strive for. We strongly encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, people from under-represented social groups, and underprivileged backgrounds. Read more about WRI India’s values on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Safe rohTECH Challenge, henceforth referred to as the ‘Challenge’, is convened by WRI India in partnership with Nagarro and Skillenza, as part of its Safer Mobility for Youth project in Rohtak, henceforth referred to as the ‘Organizers’.

Any individual eligible to register in this challenge, as per the eligibility defined below, shall be subjected to verification of his/her eligibility after registration, and is henceforth referred to as ‘participant’.

If a team wants to participate in the challenge, every member of the said team shall be required to register himself/herself individually to the challenge first. Once individual registrations are complete, verified registrants will be able to form teams inside the challenge platform

A. Eligibility

  • Indian nationals between the age of 18-28 years.
  • Students enrolled in any Indian university/ institute.
  • Entrepreneurs, professionals, employed and other individuals of eligible age.
  • Start-ups and/or its employees, if conforming to age eligibility.

B. Application Submission

  • All applications shall be submitted in English only.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • All entries obtained through unauthorized sources, or which are incomplete, illegible, mutilated, altered, reproduced, forged, irregular, or fraudulent in any way or otherwise not in compliance with the rules, will automatically stand void.
  • It is strongly advised not to wait until the deadline for the submission of entries. Neither the Organizers, nor the Challenge Partners shall be responsible for non-receipt of entries on account of server errors/ traffic.
  • The Organizers reserve the right to select or reject any submission without assigning any reasons whatsoever and without thereby incurring any liability to the participant(s) whatsoever.
  • Applicants should avoid uploading any proprietary information on the platform as the submitted entries shall be shared with evaluators & mentors for the purpose of evaluation & mentoring. Organizers do not take any responsibility in case of patent right(s) violation(s) if the innovation(s) submitted is awaiting patent or is in the process of patent filing.
  • The participants represent that the submission is original and is not copyrighted by anyone or any firm. The participants also represent that the submission contains no violation of any existing copyright or another third party right including but not limited to copyrights, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights or any material of an obscene, indecent, libelous or otherwise unlawful nature and does not infringe the rights of others. The participants are solely responsible for the accuracy of any information and conclusions contained in their respective submissions. Further, the participants understand that any submission in violation of the instant clause shall stand disqualified, without any intimation to the participants.
  • The organizers shall be entitled to, without limitation, publish the participants’ submissions (or part(s) thereof) on their promotional materials, including but not limited to websites, their newsletters or any other publications; without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
  • Organizers reserve the right to cancel the competition or modify the rules, dates of the competition anytime. The Organizers shall have no liability whatsoever for any inconvenience/loss directly or indirectly caused to any Participant due to such modification of rules/cancellation of competition and the Participants shall accordingly not be entitled to raise any claims pertaining to the same.
  • Once the participants have made submissions on the platform, they shall have no claim even in the event of stoppage/cancellation of the competition.
  • Removal/ voluntary withdrawal of members from any team is not encouraged. Once the teams are finalised, no form of team modification will be entertained thereafter.
  • Any decision by the organizers on any aspect of the competition at any point of time during the course of the event is final and binding to all the participants, without any reservations.
  • The Participants shall indemnify and keep indemnified organizers against any claim raised by any party regarding the submission made by the participants. The participants shall be liable to indemnify the organizers for all costs and expenses they may have to incur against such claims.
  • The Participants shall preserve the confidentiality of all communication & information and shall not use the same for any other purpose whatsoever.
    If any question, dispute or difference (hereinafter referred to as a ‘Dispute’) between the participant and the organizers hereto arises, the decision of WRI India shall be final and binding.

C. Communication

  • If you have any complaints or need further information about the challenge, you can write to us at The team will respond back as soon as possible.
  • If you have or face any difficulties with Skillenza platform, click on the Help button on the right side of the page and raise a ticket. Alternatively, you can write to us at Your issue will be resolved within 48 hours.
  • During the competition, the team leader shall be considered as the Single Point of Contact for all engagements & communication by the organizers. Furthermore, the team leader cannot be changed during the course of the challenge.
  • All the results, announcements, and updates will be shared on the challenge website. Email updates will be sent to concerned participants wherever required.
  • All communications between the Organizers and team leader will be done through the registered email only. This will be the only form of communication and any other forms of communication will not be entertained.

D. Winning Entries and Prize Distribution

  • Prizes may be subject to tax reporting and other purposes, which shall be the sole responsibility of the winning participant(s). The winner(s) agree to provide necessary information to affect the same and to fully cooperate in fulfilling all applicable legal requirements. Taxes on the prize money will be applicable as per the rules on the day of disbursement.
  • Mode of payment - The prize money will be transferred to the bank account of the winner(s), upon submission of an invoice. Bank account details, PAN details, etc. must be shared after the results are announced.
  • In case of a team, the prize money shall be transferred to the account of the team leader. The distribution of the prize money between the team members, the share of each member, etc. shall be the sole responsibility of the team leader. The organizers shall not be held liable for any cheating, misappropriations, fraud, etc. on part of the team leader in sharing the prize money amongst team members.
  • Ownership of Entries: Participant represents and warrants that the Entry does not violate any agreement or obligation to any invention assignment, proprietary information, confidentiality, non-solicitation, noncompetition or similar agreement with any employer or other person. Participant represents and warrants that the Entry is and will be Participant’s own original work and does not and will not infringe the intellectual property or proprietary rights of any third party, including, without limitation, any third party patents, copyrights or trademarks. Participant hereby agrees not to instigate, support, maintain or authorize any action, claim or lawsuit against the Organizers, or any other person, on the grounds that any use of a Participant’s Entry, infringes any of Participant’s rights as creator of the Entry, including, without limitation, trademark rights, copyrights and moral rights.
  • Participant hereby assigns and transfers and agrees to assign and transfer to the Organizers all right, title, and interest in and to Participant’s Entry and consequently the Organizers will have all rights to copy, edit, publicly display, publicly perform, broadcast, publish and use, in whole or in part, any Entry, in any manner without further compensation during and after the Hackathon.

By registering for this challenge, you are agreeing to comply with these terms and conditions.

Detailed Timeline

  • Registrations & Team Formation Starts on: 25th June 2021

  • Registrations & Team Formation Ends by: 26th July 2021

  • Orientation Webinar: 31st July - Saturday - 11:30 AM to 1 PM

  • Last Date for Concept Note Submissions: 2nd August 2021

  • Announcement of Shortlisted Participants: 2nd week of August 2021

  • Last Date for Prototype Submissions: 7th September 2021

  • Finalists Announcement on: 14th September 2021

  • Final Submissions End by: 3rd October 2021

  • Final Presentation and Announcement of Winners in: 2nd week of October

All the dates mentioned above are tentative and may change during the hackathon

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Orientation Webinar

This webinar is for all the participants to understand the hackathon completely i.e the expectation from each stage, a few do’s and don’ts, the judging criteria in detail, and all the other details that you should know before you begin the journey, followed by an open QnA session.

  • Topic: Orientation Webinar | How to win safe ROHtech Hackathon
  • Date: 31st July 2021, Saturday
  • Time: 11:30 AM to 1 pm IST

Agenda ✅ :

  • Welcome Note
  • Discussion on the challenge themes by WRI India
  • Discussion on technological best practices by Nagarro
  • Open Q&A & concluding remarks

Who is this Webinar for:-

This webinar is for all the participants/registrants of the safe ROHtech Hackathon.


Calendar invite:

Please click on the button to add to your calendar
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About the speakers:-

Advait Jani
Senior Manager - Sustainable Cities & Transport at WRI India

Advait is a Senior Manager, Sustainable Cities & Transport at WRI India. At present, he is working on several Road Safety projects such as the Haryana Vision Zero Program and Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge. He is also involved with Street Design projects in various Indian cities.

Prior to joining WRI, he has worked with the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) in Chennai on various street design projects, cycle sharing, parking management and multi-modal integration. He has also been involved with the Sabarmati Riverfront Project and Kankaria Lakefront Development in Ahmedabad, while working for HCP Design, Planning and Management. In addition, he has also bee involved with several technical publications like Better Streets Better Cities, Footpath Basics and Footpath Fix.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Anna University and a master’s degree in Urbanism from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV Venezia).

View his Linkedin profile here

Vaibhav Kush
Senior Project Associate - Sustainable Cities & Transport at WRI India

Vaibhav Kush is Senior Project Associate in the Sustainable Cities and Transport team at WRI India, where he works on projects related to road safety and child-friendly cities. He also assists the team in conceptualizing new areas of intervention and policy making in the field of road safety.

Prior to joining WRI India, Vaibhav was associated with a Delhi-based architectural firm, where he worked on developing detailed architectural drawings for green office complexes. He has also worked with renowned Architect Raj Rewal on several university projects.

Vaibhav holds a bachelor’s in architecture, wherein as part of his thesis he designed an Energy Efficient Senior Secondary School in Delhi. He holds a master’s in planning with specialization in Urban Planning from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi. His thesis was on the Impact of Urban Development on Climate: Case of Delhi & Environs.

View his Linkedin profile here

Mohit Kalra
Distinguished Engineer at Nagarro

Mohit enjoys designing new solutions and experimenting with various technologies, which he does as a passion and as a profession. He is a firm believer in the power of technology to make people’s lives easier, and he enjoys his time to achieve this goal. He is an accomplished technologist with more than 18 years of expertise in information technology solutions and services.

View his Linkedin profile here

Varun Vij
Senior Manager at Nagarro

Varun has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry and have worked across domains like Manufacturing, Aviation and Non-Profits. He is a solution developer who believes that there is nothing more satisfying than seeing the system that you help build work for the betterment of humanity.

View his Linkedin profile here

Watch the Orientation Webinar here:-

Teams shortlisted based on their Prototypes(POCs) :-

  1. Alpha_Omega
  2. BlockedOnes
  3. code_crux
  4. Enigma
  5. KasperTech

Note:- This list just in alphabetical order.

We will get in touch with you about the next round by tomorrow or 22nd September

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