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Wednesday , 22 September 2021

Infrastructure

Roadmap for Road Asset monetization in India

Infrastructure

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has identified 104 road stretches that can be monetized for long term concessions. In the next five years, the Central government targets to raise Rs 1 lakh crore through monetization of national highways under Toll-Operate-Transfer (TOT) Model. Akhilesh Srivastava, renowned Mobility Expert and Member of TrafficInfraTech Expo Advisory Board, explains how asset monetization ...

The importance of Road Markings

Road markings are the primary sign and signal for the driver as road marking guides, warns the driver to a disciplined and safe driving. Nasim Khan, Senior Manager at Asian Paints PPG Pvt Ltd, states that India should open up its arms to the new technologies in the pavement marking systems and adopt various materials and techniques available worldwide. The ...

Case-Study FLIR dual-vision cameras for automatic incident detection

FLIR Case Study feat

FLIR was selected to provide intelligent dual-vision cameras with embedded Automatic Incident Detection (AID) to be installed in the new Hundvåg and Eiganes tunnels in Norway. The cameras now alert tunnel operators on a variety of possible traffic incidents, including stopped vehicles, lost cargo and pedestrians, allowing emergency services to react fast. Norway has a complex geography. The many fjords, ...

Charging station for e-buses at Manjri depot

The National Highways Authority of India is considering setting  up  of EV charging stations along the national highways in the country. Over  650 properties spanning across 22 states that comprises of a combined area of more than 3000 hectares  have been identified by NHAI. Some of these sites fall by the side of the upcoming Mumbai-Delhi Expressway. NHAI will be ...

Indian Railways completes arch closure of Chenab Bridge.

Source:- Livemint.com The construction of the arch of the world’s highest railway bridge that soars 359 metres above the bed of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir  has  been  completed.   Constructed   as part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Link (USBRL) project,  the  1.3-kilometre-long bridge  would  improve  connectivity to the Kashmir Valley. The 5.6-metre last piece of metal (closure segment) was ...

Including Provisions for new technology in road contracts

Sudhir R Hoshing Road Safety Solution/Technology is having prime role in safety aspects of the Road Infrastructure considering the fatal accidents in our country every year. Sudhir R Hoshing, Joint Managing Director – IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited emphasises on the need to have an effective collaboration between Infrastructure developers and technology providers to optimise road safety. Globally, new technological options ...

MoRTH and DRDO to manage geo-hazard

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Defence Research and Development Organisation  have  signed a framework Memorandum of Understanding for technical exchange and co-operation on sustainable geo-hazard management. The MoU was signed by Secretary MoRTH  Giridhar Aramane and Secretary DRDO Dr. Satieesh Reddy. The  MoRTH and DRDO will co-operate in the areas of  conceptual planning of integrated avalanche/landslide protection schemes for ...

Hot in Place Recycling Process

Focus- GMR

For eco-friendly, safe and pollution free road construction Barathi Renganathan – Project Manager O&M. Construction industry in India is labour intensive and Luddite. New technologies and mechanization of works with great focus on cost saving measures and improving riding quality for road users are of great importance. One such technology is HIPR process that is eco-friendly, safe to environment & ...

Road Traffic Control and Safety Devices – Where we need to improve

Focus- L&T

Manoj Tipnis, Vice President & Head Engineering Suvra Chakrabarti, Senior Manager & Head – Roads Traffic & Safety Engineering For smooth and safe road travel, it is recommended that the relevant Codes by the Government are reviewed periodically and updated as required to keep the codes relevant with international best practices and evolving transportation scenario. It is also important to ...

Making Construction Work Zones safer

Focus- Avery dennison feat

Amandeep Singh, Senior Regional Business Manager Many construction work zones miss the installation of critical advance warning signs and traffic management devices designed to improve road safety. Signage and delineation devices used are often made of substandard reflective sheeting which is not effective in safely guiding road users through work zones, says Amandeep Singh, Senior Regional Business Manager, Reflective Solutions/ ...