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Author Archives: Rajmohan Kurup

Inland Waterways Authority of India – Creating capacity for large scale water navigation

The Union government has drawn up an ambitious `25,000-crore plan to create a national waterway grid linking Ganga, Brahmputra, Mahanadi and Godavari rivers, giving an in-principle clearance to the eight-year project. In an exclusive interview with TrafficInfraTech, Pravir Pandey, Member (Finance), Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Project Director, Jal Marg Vikas Project speaks about the challenges facing development ...

Hyderabad Metro Bringing in Lifestyle Changes

Hyderabad Metro Rail, a PPP project involving the Government of Telangana and L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (LTMRHL) is poised to give Hyderabad, India’s IT and pharmaceutical powerhouse, a people-friendly, green, seamlessly connected intermodal mass transit system. The project, one of the world’s largest PPP Metro project, aims to bring lifestyle changes in Hyderabad and transform it into the nation’s ...

Reviving Road Infrastructure sector in India–Challenges & Concerns

The article takes a look into the challenges facing the Road Infrastructure sector in India and possible solutions. Nitin Gadkari, the new Union Minister, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping recently undertook a state-wise review of the national highways projects and analysed targets and achievements of these projects. The slow progress in the completion of highways was a source of concern ...

Bio-fuels in India–the need to explore alternatives

India’s bio-fuel policy has traditionally concentrated on ethanol from sugarcane molasses and biodiesel from Jatropha. But the production of both has fallen repeatedly short of the desired quantities. A major portion of India’s energy requirement is met through import of crude oil and its derivates. In the transportation sector, petrol and diesel from crude oil meet about 95% of the ...

Helping people get back home safe

ArriveSafe, is a Chandigarh based NGO dedicated to road safety, driven by the founder Harman Sidhu?s traumatic experience on the road, and his dedication to spread the awareness about road safety and perils of drunken driving.

Interview With:Deepak Darda, India needs to have a clear safety policy

While talking about the need for a clear national road safety policy, Deepak Darda, Head-India Operations, IBI Group, underlines sustainable transport solutions such as transit oriented development. ?Congestion, health and safety requirements necessitate that we think of sustainability now?, he says.   What projects are you carrying out in India? In India, we have two offices: in Gurgaon and in ...

Human waste powers car in UK

A modified Volkswagen Beetle car, called the Bio-Bug, runs on methane gas extracted from human waste in the UK. The breakthrough is achieved by GENeco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water, a water supply and sewerage utility company in Somerset, UK, writes Rajmohan Kurup.

A significant growth in road traffic in India presents a good opportunity for the ITS business

Ramakrishna Sachdev, Director?Marketing and Finance, Steria India describes the opportunities for ITS service providers in India and the company?s solutions for the market?both existing and potential ones What are some of the unique features of the ITS solutions that Steria India provides for transportation agencies? Steria Intelligent Transportation solutions enable the secure movement of people, products and vehicles. From the ...

?Security and surveillance products are very important today?

Iqbal Singh Jagdeva, Managing Director, Turbo Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd talks about the importance of security and surveillance products for the transportation industry What, according to you, is the importance of security and surveillance products for the transportation sector? Security and surveillance products are as important for the transportation sector as they are, for example, for offices, industries and homes. ...

“Reflective safety sheeting is as important as a good road”

Amandeep Singh, National Sales Manager, Reflective Products Division, Avery Dennison India Pvt Ltd on the importance of reflective sheeting in road safety and the role of Avery Dennison in the Indian market What is the importance of reflective safety sheeting and materials in the road safety market in the country? Reflective safety sheeting is at least as important, if not ...

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