Monday , 14 October 2019

Infrastructure

Urban Flyovers: Aesthetics and Infrastructure
City structures as urban sculptures

This paper by Sourabh Gupta, Principal Architect and Mridu Sahai, Creative Consultant, Archohm Consults, captures the importance of infrastructure in a developing nation and emphasises on the neglected aesthetic of it. It summarises the functionality of how infrastructure ? bridges in particular ? reflects the appetite and the direction a country takes on its path to development and depicts its pace of development.

DeitY develops WiTraC for traffic control systems

The Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), in its continuing drive to develop affordable technologies for traffic control systems for small and large cities, has come up with a vehicle actuated Wireless Traffic Control System (WiTraC) powered by solar panels. WiTrac has been developed by C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) which works under the DeitY. The technology ...

Gujarat?s Transport Infrastructure Making Things Happen

While many other states are still grappling with giving their bumpy roads a smooth finish and their hiccuppy travel infrastructure a healthy push, Gujarat has gone ahead and written a success story on its roads, railway tracks and waterbodies. A look at why this issue has so much of Gujarat on its pages. Till about a decade ago, Gujarat?s roads ...

Gujarat?s Roads to Success

Gujarat?s roads have been hailed as good infrastructural achievement of the Government of Gujarat. In the last one and a half decade, Gujarat?s road infrastructure has emerged as one of the best in the country. The state?s Roads and Buildings Department (R&BD), with support of the Government of Gujarat, continues to deliver a good quality and well serviceable road network. ...

Maintaining & Managing Indian Highways

Dr. Narasimha Murthy, a registered traffic engineer in California and currently an independent engineering consultant to NHAI for Highway Projects near Nagpur, writes on a few points that, if addressed, will improve and lead to better management of highways     It is important for Governments to recognise that ?transportation is the bloodline of any economy.? Most of the developed ...

Bangalore?s Civil Society:Designs and develops a road while the government funds it

Tender SURE, an initiative of Bangalore City Connect Foundation along with the Government of Karnataka, the City Corporation and Bangalore Metro Rail, has changed the very premise and procedure of designing and maintaining roads. Implemented on Vithal Mallya Road, the City Connect project rests on one basic principle ? if people outside of government can work with the government on ...

Taking up the Cycling Cause

In today?s age of massive urbanisation, strong efforts are being made to find alternative, sustainable and economical modes of transport. Bicycle, in such a scenario, comes right at the top. Hitesh Mehta, MD and CEO of Protek, who facilitated the construction of Mumbai?s first Segregated Cycle Lane, answers some quick questions.   What is a segregated cycle lane? And why ...

Vadodara Bus Rapid Transit System Improving mobility in Vadodara

Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan and the Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport at CEPT University have submitted a detailed project report on Vadodara Bus Rapid Transit System to the Government of India Vadodara, formerly known as Baroda, is the third largest and most populated city in Gujarat, after Ahmedabad and Surat. The present population of Vadodara is 16.6 lakh and ...

We are giving immense importance to traffic technology

Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Municipal Commissioner, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation tells TrafficInfraTech that in order to bring a method to administering the city, the Corporation has decided that certain roads will have no vendors, and certain zones will be no encroachment zones. It is also forcing the road facing shops and malls to have adequate parking and is allowing three wheelers to ...

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