By April 2013, Sikkim will have its first airport in the mountainous town of Pakyong. A Greenfield project, the airport will be situated at 5577 feet and at 80.38 metres, will be home to one of the tallest reinforced walls of the world. Vidyottama Sharma reports.
Owing to the constant degeneration of urban conditions and decaying of life in urban areas, particularly in the city of Mumbai, many groups in the city have been trying to infuse more dignity and quality into the lives of people. These include several citizens’ movements, NGOs, organisations and neighbourhood committees. Their efforts and energy are the positive aspects in an ...
Increasing population and traffic congestion have adversely affected the quality of life of Mumbai’s residents, especially the commuters. Since the administration’s initiatives of providing infrastructure, including flyovers, have not helped in reducing the travellers’ woes, it is necessary to scale up the mode of public transport by reducing the number of other vehicles on the road.
Pavements and cracked roads have been the topic of nationwide debates this monsoon. TrafficInfraTech brings you a detailed insight into what goes in the making of robust pavements. The in-depth study has been penned exclusively for TrafficInfraTech by two transport experts – Rajib B Mallick and A Veeraragavan, both from Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
While many states and municipalities in India are still debating the pros and cons of various angles and policies on traffic management and road safety, the Pimpri-Chinchwad area of Pune has already begun taking long strides in these fields. Its ITS implementation based on the C-DAC applications has already been written about. Now, it is the Road Safety Audit of Pimpri-Chinchwad’s Bhakti-Shakti Junction that is the news of the day. TrafficInfraTech brings you an exclusive report.
Though it plays a major role in improving road safety and reducing street crimes, street lighting is a concept neglected by authorities. The rising cost of electrical energy and pressure to reduce the impact of street lighting on green-house emissions have forced a review of policies on the issue. Here are pros and cons of the situation along with solutions for an energy efficient smart street lighting system.