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Public Transport SOPs

Public Transport SOPs

As part of a webinar series to help Indian cities develop COVID-19 transport solutions, the first one focused on Public Transport SOPs to ensure the safety of crew and passengers. The series is presented by Smart City Mission, the Government of India and Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in partnership with the Transport & ICT Group of the ...

Smart Cities: “ Replanning and Rethinking Mobility strategies

Smart Cities: “ Replanning and Rethinking Mobility strategies

These pandemic days are posing challenges to Smart Cities too. Traffic levels and mobility patterns can alter, as digital transformation takes hold. What are the challenges? We have here the views of Raj Cherubal, CEO, Chennai Smart City and Sameer Bhatnagar, Partner- Transport& Logistics, KPMG, India Contrary to what may be expected in the era of social distancing, it is ...

Traffic and Revenue – Highways Sector

The Impact of COVID-19 on road sector is upsetting and revenues are choked as the tolling across plaza was suspended in order to stop the spread of the virus. However now the lockdowns are getting relaxed, tolling is allowed and traffic is slowly coming up on road again though passenger car traffic is almost negligible. Dr. Zafar Khan, Head – ...

Toll Enforcement Tower

Toll Enforcement Tower

Speed cameras that don’t flash? This is the way the truck toll works Almost four meters high, painted blue-green and equipped with four sensor windows: Colorful enforcement towers can be seen along the roadsides of German highways. New measuring instruments for speed enforcement? No, because they don’t measure the speed, but check the weight classes of the vehicles. The blue ...

Simplifying Stockholm’s transport ticketing

As ticketing becomes ever more complex, offering an ever-greater range of products and services, many would argue that this complexity has filtered through to the simple act of choosing and paying for their travel. Krister Dackland from Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) tells us about the creation of SL’s new ticketing system, one that aims to put ease of use at its ...

Creating value with open data, without compromising anonymity

Here Technologies’, Aleksandra Kovacevic, Senior Engineering Manager reflects on the need for careful consideration in encouraging the sharing of data for improved mobility services. When it comes to data privacy, location data has one of the most complex facets. The potential physical safety implications as a consequence of potential privacy breach, as well as the ability of devices to constantly ...

Big data in transportation: the key to future mobility?

Cities all over the world are struggling with congestion. Traffic data analytics can be the key to solving mobility problems. Bogota is the most congested city in the world according to the Global Traffic Scorecard that was recently published by Inrix. On average, drivers lose 191 hours per year in the Colombian capital due to traffic jams. Boston is ranked ...

ITS opportunities in Indian Market

The intelligent transportation system is about improving mobility, safety and revenue collection on city road network and highways with the help of information technology, computers, telecommunication and electronics (ICTE). All Smart Cities invariably use Intelligent Traffic Management Systems (ITMS) for improving mobility, enforcing traffic rules, identifying incidents, disseminating information, enhancing pedestrian safety, prioritizing emergency service vehicles at signalized intersections, better ...

The Datafication of India’s Highways

No matter how fast commuters could drive on the highway, they always got stuck while paying the toll. But now paying toll is made simpler than before and how? Tolling is a hot topic today because the toll collection has been a long-standing impediment in increasing the efficiency of vehicle movement. Consider this: before any of the modern electronic mechanisms ...

Track to Train: Bringing Economic Advantage to Mauritius

The Mauritius Metro Express is by far the largest infrastructure project in the history of Mauritius funded through a Government of India Line of Credit including a separate grant element as part of enhancing bilateral ties between India and Mauritius. The Mauritius Metro Express is a Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) based Transit system being built by Larsen & Toubro Limited. ...