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CHENNAI SMART CITY: Integrating multiple projects

What are the main components of Chennai Smart City project? Chennai Smart City Limited (CSCL) and Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) are implementing citywide parking management with camera-based recognition and electronic payment technology. We are also implementing GPS-enabled cycle sharing which will help last-mile connectivity. Chennai is also implementing a pedestrian plaza and other Non Motorised Transport facilities which is part ...

SHIFTING GEARS: Electric Vehicle revolution in India

Realising the urgent need to re-think and revisit transport infrastructure and fuel dependency as well as the potential of EVs in doing this, the Indian government has announced plans to make the country a 100% EV nation by 2030. In line with this, in Union Budget 2018, the government allocated $40.5 million towards the development of electric and hybrid vehicles ...

e-Challan for Better Traffic Management System

World-over Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are undergoing changes as their need, use and effectiveness are still finding newer meanings throughout. Though put to optimum use in many cities in the US and Europe, Asian countries are still using them sparingly. ITS is being experimented within India but many a challenge needs to be overcome to make these systems more effective ...

DESIGNER ROADS: Integrating networked services under the road and pedestrian comforts

How was Tender SURE conceived? In 2009, I left yet another conference on transportation and mobility, thinking to myself that all we are doing is just giving recommendations at 10,000 feet about the problems, whereas on the ground nothing actually changes. As I waited outside for my vehicle, I observed the micro details of the road I was on: broken ...

‘Smart eye’ cameras to monitor Bengaluru roads

Under the ‘Suraksha Mitra’ plan, more than 4,500 road junctions and main roads in Bengaluru will get 10,000 CCTV cameras. These cameras, called ‘Smart Eyes’ will have Artificial Intelligence (AI) and will keep an eye on the streets 24×7. The AI-powered cameras are different from the normal CCTVs. The cameras use a recent module of AI developed by POLSEC—a Brazilian ...

Online platform for vehicle booking

Kerala’s Labour Department is planning to launch an online platform where the customers can book auto rickshaws, taxicabs, contract carriers, ambulance and even trucks according to their needs. The project will be implemented under the direct control of the Kerala State Motor Transport Workers Welfare Fund Board with financial aid from the State Planning Board. The pilot project will be ...

Roads from Plastic Waste

In a first of its kind initiative, a one-kilometre road in Nongkynjang village in Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya has been built with shredded waste plastic technology in convergence with MGNREGA and Megha-LAMP. A technology developed by Rajagopalan Vasudevan, a chemistry professor from Madurai, uses finelyshredded plastic waste that is added to heated bitumen. This technology has been used extensively ...

Smart Transport System for Mumbai

The Maharashtra government plans to develop an intelligent traffic management system for Mumbai for better traffic management and controlling the speed of vehicles. The plan is to replicate the system across Maharashtra. The system would study driving habits of motorists, kinds of traffic offences and traffic pattern. The transport authorities can analyse these and develop a customised system to prevent ...

Green Registration Plates for Electric Vehicles

The Union Road Transport and Highways ministry has recommended green registration plates for electric vehicles to identify them for preferential treatment, such as special parking or discounted tolls. According to the proposal, the registration plates of private electric vehicles will have a green background with numbers and letters in white, and commercial electric vehicles will have a green background with ...

CCTVs, speed radars for elevated road at Ghaziabad

The Ghaziabad Development Authority has finalised the modalities for installing CCTV cameras and speed radars along the 10.3km -long Hindon elevated road. While two cameras will be installed at the entry and exit of the elevated road, the remaining have been proposed along the curves and speed radars halfway along the elevated road. The radars will be equipped with ANPR ...

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