As this issue of TrafficInfraTech is going to press, the excitement about the TrafficInfraTech Expo in Delhi from November 21-23 has peaked with the increasing number of quality delegate registrations both for the expo and the seminar. Over 80 exhibitors from around 10 countries are showcasing traffic management & infrastructure products and solutions which are relevant to India’s traffic / transport needs. In all terms, the Expo is truly integrated: there are companies representing safety, security, parking, toll, ITS, public transport, road infrastructure etc. The products vary from traffic cones, signage and noise barriers to video wall, vehicle weighing systems and sophisticated intelligent traffic management tools. With two successful shows in 2011 and 2012, this year’s event is designed to offer a very effective interactive platform for the traffic industry. The three day seminar has traffic experts and government officials sharing knowledge on parking management, BRTS, ITS and highway construction issues. In short, three days of action and interaction.
We have for this issue the lead story giving an account of the concerted effort being put in by various governmental and non- governmental industrial bodies to develop quality road networks in the north-east region of India. There are eight states with varying geographical conditions and accessibility requirements. A. Saurikhia, Senior Scientist & Head, TMBD, CSIR-CRRI writes on the special strategies planned for NER. We also have articles on the hurdles and solutions for Road & Highway construction: facts presented by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and views of private developers.
On a different note, the Research Scientists from Texas A&M transport Institute advocate for India Land Value Capture, a land-based financing (LBF) method of funding infrastructure improvements that is aimed at recovering all or part of the increase in property/land value generated by public infrastructure investment. We are also taking our readers to Kerala where an ambitious safe corridor project on an 80km stretch near Thiruvananthapuram is underway to make the stretch a zero accident zone. There is a lot more to read.
However, the real focus is on the Delhi TrafficInfraTech Expo.
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