Monday , 26 June 2017

Cover Story

Smart Cities Smart Solutions

That the Government of India’s Smart City Mission is an ambitious and impressive initiative that will create 100 plus smart cities in India is a known fact by now. That the new cities, through best use of technology, will accelerate growth and improve the quality of life of people, is also evident. But what often gets overlooked in the entire ...

Going Cashless at Toll Plazas

Mobile technologies and services are set to usher in a new era for transport sector, giving passengers a greater sense of control, reducing stress and enhancing the travel experience. TrafficInfraTech explores… The next step to contactless technologies is to enable people to store electronic versions of their tickets or to look up for public transport information. The provision of this ...

Crash barriers, Yes. Implementation, Difficult

For the last four to five years, Trafficinfratech has been bringing to the forefront the importance of installing crash barriers along the highways/express ways. Despite the chain of accidents on the 540km long Mumbai-Goa Highway and 95km long Mumbai-Pune Expressway, we have not been able to assure safety to their users. Now joining the dangerous stretches is Eastern Freeway, a ...

TRAFFICINFRATECH EXPO/PARKING INFRATECH EXPO 2016 BIG, BETTER, BEST

The fifth edition of TrafficInfraTech Expo along with the second edition of ParkingInfra Tech 2016 in Mumbai best describes the term ‘Big, Better, Best’. In the last five years, this focused trade show that is tailor-made to meet the requirements of the traffic industry witnessed great business and networking. 3100 Visitors 120 Exhibitors Joint Ventures, Partnerships Three-Day Conference 20 Countries ...

No Speed Limits

In my long writing/editing career, never before have any requests for interviews with people in power been accepted so fast and facilitated so professionally. This speaks volumes for the kind of discipline and professionalism the Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Minsiter Nitin Gadkari has brought into the Transport Bhavan. With numbers and countless projects of his “ Five Year ...

Future of Enforcement

Several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and Singapore, have already adopted measures to tackle vehicle accidents and fatalities.  India is currently joining the league by not only installing red light cameras, but by also including radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on vehicles´ number plates, as well as by installing electronic toll collection systems and black boxes in ...

INTELLIGENT STREET LIGHTING

Maximum road safety with minimum operational costs – this is the guiding idea behind ‘Intelligent Street Lighting’. This approach involves much more than simply replacing conventional high pressure sodium lamps with LED light sources. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) and the associated concept of the Smart City, all conceivable object and location are connected: cars, cargo containers, car ...

Smart Tolling for Indian highways

The toll operations in India till now were mainly manual but, the fast growing traffic volume on the highway network across the country necessitated the introduction of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC). Going a step further, the government has the goal of nationwide ETC interoperability. Sapna Srivastava reports Tolling in India differs from the practices in other countries in many ways. ...

Mobile Apps for Smart Parking

How many times have we gone around circles trying to find parking slot for vehicles? A study conducted by IBM in 2011 found that 30 percent of a city’s traffic is attributable to people hunting for parking — with a third of New York City drivers reporting they search for 20 minutes on an average. This search burns about one ...

BRTS INDIA EXPERIENCE

Transportation is an essential prerequisite to any city’s socio-economic growth. Safety, accessibility, reliability, time saving and comfort, govern mode choices. In Indian cities, bus transport system has been a primary public transport mode over the past many decades. Though various ULBs have made efforts to provide affordable public transportation through bus systems, not many cities are successful in increasing public ...