Sunday , 20 August 2017

Features

Mobile Apps for ETC lanes

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) recently launched two new mobile apps, MyFASTag and FASTag Partner, to enable the availability of FASTags for Electronic Toll Collection. MyFASTag is a consumer app which could be downloaded from the App Store for both Android and iOS systems. A user can purchase or recharge FASTags easily through this app. The app also helps ...

SETTING BENCHMARK: HTMS on Outer Ring Road, Hyderabad

The Outer Ring Road (ORR) is an access controlled expressway that encircles a large area within the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) area. The ORR is a 158 kilometres eight lane divided highway (four lanes in each direction) with service roads on either side. The ORR also has the provision for a future rail corridor on one side. The main ...

Connected & Smart Vehicle Technology

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the commercial vehicle telematics market in India will grow steadily during the next four years and will post a CAGR of almost 16% by 2020. This analysis identifies the increased demand for vehicle tracking and monitoring systems in the transport sector as one of the primary growth factors for the vehicle telematics ...

INTERVIEW: DMIC: Driving Transit Oriented Development and Multi Modal Transportation

Is the first phase of DMICDC planned with six – seven cities on track? The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor project aims to create futuristic, smart and sustainable industrial cities by leveraging the high speed, high capacity connectivity backbone provided by the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), which will converge and integrate technology across sectors. The corridor that passes through six ...

Improving India’s Travel Infrastructure

In 2016, India stood in the 35th position from a list of 160 countries in the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI). In 2016-17, 6,604km of national highways were constructed against a target of 15,000km. The Ministry for Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has, so far, invested over Rs 3 trillion and it is reported that the Ministry for Shipping ...

ITMS for Agra Civic body

The Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to upgrade traffic signals under the integrated traffic management system (ITMS), which will help in better vehicular movement. The  corporation will equip 22 major crossings with advanced traffic lights. The first pair of advanced traffic lights will be installed at Sai ki Takia junction, will work on solar power. All crossings quipped with ...

Integration of land development and transit infrastructure

When we discuss transportation, we most often talk about the vehicles, roads, railways and other modes of transport. When we discuss improvement of transport, we progress to speak about smart vehicles, speedier metros and smoother, wider roads. What we also need to look at is designing for the destinations in a matrix based on travel requirements in order to bring ...

‘We want to manufacture high-speed Talgo coaches in India’

What is the specialty of these trains? What makes Talgo trains special is the rich history and 75 years of experience in designing railway rolling stock that has made the company and its technology recognizable on a global scale. Talgo was established in 1942 with a revolutionary concept of a light-weight and articulated train to improve passenger services of railway ...

#RoadsThatHonk to make highway commute safer

At a time, when the governments of the world and international organizations are striving hard to reduce fatalities and injuries in road accidents, one of the big challenges staring them in the face is that of travel on the hilly terrains, specially on the curves and the hairpin bends. How does a vehicle taking the climb or a truck going ...