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Sunday , 29 May 2022

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Mock fire drills held at Bangalore railway station

Alarmed by the recent rise in fire accidents in trains, the Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Service, in collaboration with the Fire and Security Association of India, recently conducted a mock fire safety drill at Bangalore City Railway Station. The mock rescue began with evacuating passengers from a railway coach. They were then shifted to an ambulance for receiving first ...

IRDSA completes 1000 lanes of toll roads

IRD South Asia (IRDSA) Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Canada-based International Road Dynamics, Inc (IRD), recently achieved the milestone of providing 1000 lanes of toll roads. It has also completed operation and maintenance of 316km of roads and 330km of HTMS (Highway Transportation Management System). IRDSA’s HTMS features high accuracy axle and vehicle classification, and is integrated with video, WIM, ...

Mumbai gets first cycle track

Mumbai’s first cycle track was inaugurated at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) recently by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. The inauguration was a part of the BSA Hercules India Cyclothon-2011 edition. The cycling track covers 13km with 1.5m wide lanes and cost about र6.5cr to build. It is spread over the ‘G’ Block in the Bandra-Kurla Complex. The track has been ...

Traffex succeeds expectations

TrafficInfraTech was media partner at the Traffex, Parkex and Street Design 2011 show held at NEC, Birmingham in March. Sustainability was the main theme of the show that celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. Dedicated to traffic management, parking and urban design, the show was inaugurated by Norman Baker, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Transport who focused on the government’s ...

MMRDA gets Nhava-Sewri link

The Maharashtra government has awarded the construction of the 22km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), which will connect Mumbai with the rest of Maharashtra, to MMRDA. The project will connect Sewri in Mumbai city to Nhava Shewa in Raigad district by a bridge over the sea. The project has been delayed due to many reasons. The first tender for the ...

Women less distracted while driving

A survey of 1,000 drivers by Santander, a car insurance firm in the UK, has found that men are twice prone to be distracted while driving when compared with women. 11% of the men surveyed were found to have got into accidents because of not concentrating on the road while driving. The corresponding figure for women drivers was 5%. About ...

TagMaster to collaborate with Siemens Mobility

TagMaster, a well known Swedish RFID solutions provider, has announced that it will be a part of Siemens Mobility’s solutions for better traffic management and Selective Vehicle Detection (SDV). TagMaster’s long-range RFID readers and ID-tags will play a critical part in Siemens Mobility’s solutions. The company’s mobility solution was presented at the recent Traffex trade show which was held in ...

German Transport Minister emphasises electric mobility

Peter Ramsauer, German Minister for Transport, Building and Urban Development on a three day visit to India, highlighted the importance of electric mobility by building more electric cars. The Minister emphasised the importance of building an energy efficient transport sector and the commitment of the German government in promoting electric mobility. Germany hopes to have about a million electric vehicles on ...

Mumbai to get two-in-one taxis

Mumbai will soon get two-in-one taxis with the Maharashtra government agreeing to grant permission for them. Passengers travelling in the traditional black-and-yellow taxis will now have the option to request the driver to turn on the air conditioner for an extra fare. The proposal has to be cleared by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority before it can be implemented. ...

Difficulties in implementing Bus Reforms

Most of the state governments and city administrations are not yet ready to accept the fact that bus-based systems can help solve the traffic and mobility problems of urban India. This is what Madhav Pai, Director, EBARQ India and Centre for Sustainable Transport, and publisher of the ‘Bus Karo’ Project, feels. Bus Karo Project is a guidebook published by Centre ...