Friday , 25 September 2020

Features

Public Transport SOPs

As part of a webinar series to help Indian cities develop COVID-19 transport solutions, the first one focused on Public Transport SOPs to ensure the safety of crew and passengers. The series is presented by Smart City Mission, the Government of India and Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in partnership with the Transport & ICT Group of the ...

Traffic and Revenue – Highways Sector

The Impact of COVID-19 on road sector is upsetting and revenues are choked as the tolling across plaza was suspended in order to stop the spread of the virus. However now the lockdowns are getting relaxed, tolling is allowed and traffic is slowly coming up on road again though passenger car traffic is almost negligible. Dr. Zafar Khan, Head – ...

Toll Enforcement Tower

Speed cameras that don’t flash? This is the way the truck toll works Almost four meters high, painted blue-green and equipped with four sensor windows: Colorful enforcement towers can be seen along the roadsides of German highways. New measuring instruments for speed enforcement? No, because they don’t measure the speed, but check the weight classes of the vehicles. The blue ...

Simplifying Stockholm’s transport ticketing

As ticketing becomes ever more complex, offering an ever-greater range of products and services, many would argue that this complexity has filtered through to the simple act of choosing and paying for their travel. Krister Dackland from Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) tells us about the creation of SL’s new ticketing system, one that aims to put ease of use at its ...

Big data in transportation: the key to future mobility?

Cities all over the world are struggling with congestion. Traffic data analytics can be the key to solving mobility problems. Bogota is the most congested city in the world according to the Global Traffic Scorecard that was recently published by Inrix. On average, drivers lose 191 hours per year in the Colombian capital due to traffic jams. Boston is ranked ...

ITS opportunities in Indian Market

The intelligent transportation system is about improving mobility, safety and revenue collection on city road network and highways with the help of information technology, computers, telecommunication and electronics (ICTE). All Smart Cities invariably use Intelligent Traffic Management Systems (ITMS) for improving mobility, enforcing traffic rules, identifying incidents, disseminating information, enhancing pedestrian safety, prioritizing emergency service vehicles at signalized intersections, better ...

Track to Train: Bringing Economic Advantage to Mauritius

The Mauritius Metro Express is by far the largest infrastructure project in the history of Mauritius funded through a Government of India Line of Credit including a separate grant element as part of enhancing bilateral ties between India and Mauritius. The Mauritius Metro Express is a Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) based Transit system being built by Larsen & Toubro Limited. ...

Improving Road Safety Infrastructure

What makes a journey safe? Better drivers or better roads? While we agree that India’s road safety record needs to improve, how are we going to go about it remains a matter of debate. Indian cities are trying to be smart and safe with the use of Video Surveillance and Advanced Traffic Management Systems. TrafficInfraTech spoke to Smart City CEOs, ...

Stronger institutions for safer roads: The Indian example

India needs a well resourced and empowered national road safety agency – a central unit that would coordinate the efforts of all stakeholders, writes Justin Runji, Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank India is facing a growing road safety crisis: over the last decade, road fatalities have increased significantly to reach 22.6 per 100,000 population (2016 WHO estimates). That means almost ...

Maharashtra government to modernize 150 State Transport depots

The Maharashtra government has envisaged a plan to modernize 150 State Transport depots across the state. Speaking to TrafficinfraTech, Transport Minister Anil Parab, said, “The whole idea of depot modernization is to explore how the transport department can commercially leverage its landbank.” Considering the transport department has huge landbank across Maharashtra, such modernization will shape the department revenue-wise, which are ...