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Friday , 30 September 2022

Infrastructure

India’s first underwater train and deepest metro station to be operational By 2023

This is a one-of-a-kind underwater metro train which is built in India and is being compared to Eurostar which joins London and Paris Gear up for some unique and amazing ride! India’s first underwater train in Kolkata is all set to be fully completed by 2023. The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) has made a way to pass under the ...

Revolutionising Highway Development

“Data Lake has turned out to be a game-changer for holistic infrastructure development”- writes Mihir Dakwala, Head- Data Science and Machine Learning at Amnex Infotechnologies Pvt. Ltd National Highways Authority of India recently grabbed headlines by announcing a project to construct a 1380 KM long expressway between Delhi and Mumbai which would be the longest in the world. NHAI has ...

‘Safe System’ approach to Road safety

According to the most recent World Bank report, road safety management in India could improve with an inclusive approach. The report recommended a stronger emphasis on institutional ownership of the problem, accountability for safety, safer infrastructure, a regulatory framework that demands greater vehicle safety for all road users, targeted enforcement of unsafe road user behaviors, and improved post-crash health services, ...

Interview: Transforming Mobility Experience

As General Manager (P&A) at Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) and Officer on Special Duty, Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC), Dipti Mahapatro, has introduced revolutionary initiatives to transform mobility experience for people, especially for women by providing an integrated gender inclusive public transport system. She shares here with TrafficInfratech her intense journey through the years. Your journey of more ...

VMS – a digital boon to road users

One of the vital elements of ITS is real-time variable message sign that has empowered the road users world over. With increasing efficiency of vehicles and corresponding speed worthy roads, any information on road safety, is of huge assistance to road commuters. Measurable Impact on road safety and efficiency… There is extensive research carried out across the world which supports ...

High-altitude infrastructure construction

A case of the world’s highest road through Umling La Pass At 19,300 ft, Umling La is literally perched on top of the world. Constructing a road there could pose unimaginable challenges. As India celebrated 75 years of independence on 15 August 2021, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) hoisted the national flag on Umling La Pass in Ladakh, at an ...

Reliability, Quality, Efficiency, Innovation…

Prakash Asphaltings & Toll Highway (India) Ltd is a leading construction company that boasts of successful projects in Central India. With main focus on construction of roads and bridges, the company is known for reliable, quality and efficient construction processes. Nipun Agrawal, Director, PATH Ltd in conversation with TrafficInfraTech’s Mangala Chandran Path Ltd is a pioneer in the infrastructure construction ...

Taking care of Cracks and Cavities

In this second part of the essay on underground construction, Dr Anbazhakan, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and Geethanjali Monto look at the scientific way of deploying the tunnel boring machine (TBM) to reduce cracks, cavities and collapse of structures. Metro constructions are generally done below ground level. There are many underground structures such as ...

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 ...