Monday , 6 July 2020

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Mega Highway Plan

As far as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is concerned the sweep of it’s mandate is very wide. It was exactly one year back on October 24, 2017, that a plan was put in place to develop close to 35,000kms of National Highways as part of Bharatmala in addition to the roads which were taken up under various ...

Electronic Tolling Strategies for Indian Highways

Tolling has been a very, debatable issue as far as the road and road users are concerned. This is an area which probably in not liked by the users but then if you want good roads, the cost of good roads has to be borne by somebody. The idea of tolling is very simple that the stretches which are being ...

Challenges in Project Execution- Highway Sector

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has set an ambitious target of constructing 45 kilometres of highways on every day of this financial year. However, several factors have slowed this ideal rate of construction down to just 23 kilometres per day. As one of India’s biggest highway project executing companies, Ashoka Buildcon has an insider’s perspective on the present ...

Smart City Experiences Challenges, Benefits and Future Settings

T Krishna Prasad, Director General of Police and Chairman – Road Safety Authority, Government of Telangana, kicked off the session with his thoughts on the importance of mobility in Smart Cities by first defining what a Smart City is. According to him, there is no single definition, but to put it simply, if the citizens are happy, comfortable and convenienced, ...

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 ...

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 ...

EV Chargers Designed & Made in India, & Made for India

Being in the business of providing clean energy solutions is not an easy task in India. However, Magenta Power is working on identifying India-specific challenges and providing solutions, especially for EV charging and battery swapping. When Magenta Power commenced its EV charging operation in India, no one thought the kind of disruption it would bring to the fore. Known for ...

The Future of Mobility: From Roads to Rails

India’s road traffic has reached a breaking point. In response, the Indian government has committed itself to expanding local public transportation. Today there are seven million vehicles in Delhi alone, including cars and motorized rickshaws — but excluding trucks. As part of this plan, rail-based transport will play a key role in inner-city traffic. Siemens has completed a number of ...

Sustainable Transport Policies for Bengaluru

Experts from the Indian Institute of Science have come up with several technical measures that can be adopted to transform the city’s traffic situation. The experts are of the opinion that the implementation of sustainable transport policies will decongest the Bengaluru traffic and mitigate emissions from vehicles. Bengaluru, has been a subject of mockery when it comes to traffic woes. ...