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Saturday , 29 January 2022

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Road Conference held in Delhi

A one-day national conference on road construction, ‘Fast Track Road Construction in India’ was organised by IBK Media in Delhi recently. TrafficInfraTech was the media partner for the conference that was organised in association with Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) and IRF’s India chapter. RP Indoria, former Director General, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, the Guest of Honour emphasised ...

Mumbai pushes for e-meters in auto rickshaws

Mumbai commuters will see more auto rickshaws with electronic meters (e-meters) by the end of the year. E-meters have been preferred by commuters over the older mechanical ones due to their better accuracy and much less chances of being tampered with. The Regional Traffic Offices (RTO) such as Andheri and Wadala plan to get all the auto rickshaws under their ...

Funds demanded to improve pedestrian amenities

Parisar, a Pune-based NGO, has approached the Urban Development Department of the Maharashtra government to issue guidelines to municipal bodies in the state to allocate enough funds for improving amenities for pedestrians such as footpaths, cycle tracks and other facilities at traffic intersections. Parisar has noted that while utilities such as streetlights, traffic signal poles, bus stops, hoardings and garbage ...

Mumbai faces huge gap in parking demand-supply

A survey conducted by the NGO, Mumbai Environmental Social Network has found a big gap between demand and supply of parking spaces in Mumbai. An estimated 60,000 cars are added to the city roads each year. With each car requiring three parking spaces – one each at work, home and other occasions — it needs 100sqft of parking. It amounts ...

Traficon’s intelligent traffic control technology powers Mumbai ATC system

Mumbai’s recently implemented Adaptive Traffic Control (ATC) system, which won the award for the ‘Best ITS 2011 Project’ from the Union Ministry of Urban Development, has reduced waiting time at traffic signals by 50 percent and overall travelling time by about 30 percent. The ATC system in Mumbai uses 700 video-based vehicle presence detectors supplied by Belgium-based video detection maker, ...

Second Suzuki Motorcycle plant in Haryana

The Haryana government has approved a plan by Japanese auto giant Suzuki Motorcycle to set up a second manufacturing plant in the state. The new plant would be based on an area of over 50 acres and would manufacture about 20 lakh motorcycles per year. The company is set to invest about र2000 crore for the purpose. The first phase ...

Panvel flyover to be ready by this June

The Panvel flyover that is expected to solve the problems of traffic jams, road rages and inconvenience of Panvel residents is expected to be ready by June 2012. The flyover will also ease commuters’ journey to Pune by the old Mumbai-Pune road which passes through Panvel. The 17-metre wide flyover will offer two lanes each for up and down traffic. ...

TrafficInfraTech Expo 2012 – Day 2: Highlights

Challenges in public bus operations The highlight of the second day of TrafficInfraTech Expo 2012, being held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregoan, Mumbai, from May 17-19, 2012, was a seminar on “Challenges in making the operations of State Road Transport Undertakings efficient: Policy, Management & Technologies”. Chairing the seminar was O P Gupta, General Manager, Brihan Mumbai Electric Supply & ...

TrafficInfraTech Expo 2012 – Day 3: Highlights

Challenges facing ITS “Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications are supposed to reduce congestion and help in inter-modal integration across concerned agencies & institutions. But despite all the technology available, the traffic industry is not experiencing the advantages of ITS. The problem is there are no common guidelines for ITS in the country and no national ITS architecture. These need to ...

TrafficInfraTech Expo 2012 – Day:1 Highlights

Seminar on Traffic Management and Safety during Highway Construction A seminar on Traffic Management and Safety during Highway Construction saw a galaxy of luminaries as panelists and delegates. The seminar was inaugurated by Dr Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. Krishna said that traffic management is crucial for planned urbanisation which is a pressing need of ...