Thursday , 14 November 2019

Author Archives: TrafficInfraTech - Editor

100 days of the government has been just the beginning…

Recently, while addressing a press conference in Mumbai on 100 days of the Government, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways said that, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government has been working decisively and transparently, with the vision of development, making India a super-economy in the world. On road development, Gadkari said, “Road transport ...

New Motor Vehicle Laws

India’s parliament approved the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill on July 31, 2019, the result of a five-year effort to improve national legislation on road safety. After the president’s approval, India’s streets may finally become safer places for both pedestrians and drivers. Road traffic deaths have reached alarming levels across the world, with 1.35 million people dying in traffic accidents every ...

Govt approves 5,595 e-buses

The Central Government has cleared the way for 5,595 electric buses for inter- and intra-city transportation in 64 cities. The move is expected to give a boost to the government’s initiative on giving a thrust to last-mile connectivity and continued pressing for electric mobility. Among the major cities, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad got the highest number of buses ...

New app to locate parking space

In order to solve the parking worries, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has come up with ‘MCGM 24×7’ app. The app will help find a public parking lot (PPL) anywhere in the city. The app is a joint initiative of the BMC and the Mumbai Parking Authority. Till now, there are 26 PPLs in the city with a capacity for more ...

Smart Technology: Securing Cities’ Transportation

The Indian security and surveillance market is moving from security in closed spaces to security of public places, led by spending from both the government and the private sector. That said, the smart and intelligent security solutions backed by Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning, Advanced VCA, Machine Leanings, Internet of things (IoT) and big data technologies are redefining the security ...

Due to ITMS a sense of order is developing on the Indian roads’

What are the various opportunities for surveillance players in the Smart Cities Mission? Given India’s burgeoning urban population and the limited infrastructure, smart cities utilise technology to improve the quality of life for citizens. Surveillance is one of the key features in the success of any smart city. ‘Smartness’ of a city lies in information gathering, storing, distribution and its ...

The Third Eye: Managing the Traffic

We envisage our smart cities to be places where everything is automated through technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, Big Data and analytics. However, one of the key components is surveillance — 24/7 round the clock monitoring of citizens and traffic. Integrated Traffic Management System in Maharashtra The Maharashtra government, in a serious bid to improve traffic movement and ...

Accelerating Transportation Systems in India

India is one of the largest development partners for JICA. Can you highlight some pointers on this special interest. We support India through ODA loans, technical cooperation and grant aid. In FY18, JICA has supported more than 60 projects in India across vital areas such as transport, water and sanitation, energy, forestry and agriculture, with total annual committed amount of ...

ITMS to Solve Mumbai’s Traffic Woes

The Maharashtra state cabinet recently approved Rs 891Cr to implement Intelligent Traffic Management System project to streamline vehicular movement on the metropolis’ roads. TrafficInfraTech looks at the project, its implementation and, how the system will benefit the maximum city. The Traffic Index 2018 published by Amsterdambased location technology specialist TomTom recently ranked Mumbai as the most traffic-congested city in the ...

Tackling Traffic Tantrums

Modern traffic management is a highly evolved science. For decades, the ever-burgeoning complexities of city traffic have challenged planners and policymakers to find yet smarter ways for both its macro and micromanagement. Rohan Ambike spoke to various Smart City CEOs and finds out why systemic improvements to traffic management are the only answer to resolving the serious threat to the ...

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