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Return of the Bicycle – Bengaluru city is riding high

The bicycle is coming back with a vengeance in cities across the world. With the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) reports repeatedly sounding alarm over the acceleration of global climate change, leaders from various countries have been pledging net zero targets. The crisis posed by the COVID 19 pandemic however proved to be a tipping point in adoption of ...

‘Safe System’ approach to Road safety

According to the most recent World Bank report, road safety management in India could improve with an inclusive approach. The report recommended a stronger emphasis on institutional ownership of the problem, accountability for safety, safer infrastructure, a regulatory framework that demands greater vehicle safety for all road users, targeted enforcement of unsafe road user behaviors, and improved post-crash health services, ...

Road Safety 2.0: The Way Ahead

The reason for unsafe roads is complex and multi-faceted, requiring a systematic approach: road safety management, safer road users, safer vehicles, safer infrastructure, and post-accident care. The conventional measures for road safety are not yielding the desired results and there is an urgency for a new approach, writes Akhilesh Srivastava, World Economic Forum, Leading Road Safety 2.0 in India. India ...

Making e-2-wheeler charging safe

The recent spate of fires in Electric 2-wheelers points out to the importance of safety in battery charging. These near-term issues can probably only help bolster the safety requirements and further strengthen the EV industry. There are estimated 25-30 companies and start-ups that are manufacturing electric 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers. Sid Jalan explores the concerns of safety with the charging processes ...

Interview: Transforming Mobility Experience

As General Manager (P&A) at Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) and Officer on Special Duty, Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC), Dipti Mahapatro, has introduced revolutionary initiatives to transform mobility experience for people, especially for women by providing an integrated gender inclusive public transport system. She shares here with TrafficInfratech her intense journey through the years. Your journey of more ...

RVNL Rishikesh Karanprayag Rail Link Projects, Uttarakhand

One of the challenging rail projects undertaken by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited is Rishikesh Karanprayag Rail Link, which is a 125 km long Rail section from Rishikesh to Karanprayag. It is part of a larger scheme to enhance connectivity for “Char Dham” yatra. The entire section passes through the mountain section of the Himalayas which is known for its complex ...

Tunnels: Leading the Infrastructure growth

Tunnels are growing across India at a rapid pace but planning and execution of these projects is fraught with challenges. An expert panel of different stakeholders raised pressing concerns on the way forward for the industry. Indian road freight rates are one of the lowest in the world and so are the warehousing rates, yet India has a high logistics ...

Need to enforce right specifications

Since the very first VMS installation at New Jersey Turnpike, VMS technology has upgraded many times over time from neon tubes to filament bulbs and now LEDs are the core components of today’s VMS sign. In India, the VMSs was introduced in early 2000. In earlier days VMS was only able to show two or three messages selectively but with ...

VMS – a digital boon to road users

One of the vital elements of ITS is real-time variable message sign that has empowered the road users world over. With increasing efficiency of vehicles and corresponding speed worthy roads, any information on road safety, is of huge assistance to road commuters. Measurable Impact on road safety and efficiency… There is extensive research carried out across the world which supports ...

VMS in India – Filling the Gaps

Most of the design and development in Variable Message Signs have happened abroad specially in Europe and to a small extent in the US as they have a tremendous market potential and look at VMS as a lifesaving element of Roadside ITS. Secondly, they consider VMS as one of the most critical elements of Traffic Management with its ability to ...