Friday , 22 January 2021

Infrastructure

SunRail back on track in Florida

Governor Rick Scott’s refusal to bear the expenses had stalled Florida’s most ambitious rail project, Sun Rail. In July this year, the governor gave his green signal and put the derailed project back on track.

Simple measures slash UK road fatalities

Simple road safety measures put in place on just 15 roads in the UK have helped save more than 300 lives, according to a survey conducted by the Road Safety Foundation. The measures have reduced serious road crashes on the 15 roads alone from 494 to 190, while emergency services, the NHS, local authority care, businesses and families have been ...

Lalbaug Flyover Flying over nine signals in four minutes flat

Constructed on a single pier system and covering seven vehicular and two pedestrian signals, the Lalbaug flyover has come as a relief to Mumbai’s commuters. In order to provide maximum space to commuters, it will be kept free of public utilities at the grade level too. Vidyottama Sharma reports.

Strengthening Systems, Sensitising States and Setting up Training Schools

He wants transparency in the working of his ministry and is known to often question sharply the company managements on the gap in the amount quoted and the actual cost incurred on road projects. He is often said to have chided them with questions like, “Don’t you have engineers to prepare the report before it comes to us for approval? If yes, how do they go wrong on the cost?” He doesn’t like speaking with the media as he feels his work must speak – the work of building 20km of roads a day becoming a reality, the work of improving the toll system, the work of trying to stop the parallel movement of money in the corridors of his ministry for clearance of projects. C P Joshi, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, is busy putting his ministry on the right track. He answered questions from Vidyottama Sharma on transport, traffic, transparency, and many other issues…

How to create A Great City?

In our Urban Design section this time, we discuss certain issues that go in making a city green, and also address the pedestrian and traffic woes, instead of writing about the design of a structure

Indian Railways shops for technology

Indian Railways is upgrading its technology in use on Western and Central lines in Mumbai. Converting from direct current to alternating current, improving the speed of trains, increasing the life of trains by 10 years, and restricting power consumption are some of the steps being taken.

Modern Bus Terminal at Thampanoor Easing congestion and increasing efficiency in style

When renovation of Thampanoor Bus Terminus gets over, it will change the very notion of a bus terminus for it promises to boast of a grand integrated design, better access, radial parking arrangement, idle bus-bays, idle parking and a centralised Building Management System. It will also have repair garage fuel filling facility, a commercial zone with a shopping complex and a convention centre.

Analysing the Risk Exposure at Mumbai Suburban Rail

A Right To Information (RTI) query has recently revealed that 20,000 people died on Mumbai’s railway tracks in the past five years. That means over 4000 people per year and, on an average, 10 people per day. The issue has managed to raise eyebrows at the World Bank which is funding Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project (MUIP). The bank has demanded an explanation for the increasing number of deaths. Given here is an analysis of the end user experiences in Mumbai Suburban Rail, causes and remedial measures.

Interchange Metro Stations

In an extensive study carried out to find solutions to ease traffic congestion in Delhi for the Government of India, Dr SS Jain & Dr M Parida of IIT Roorkee and Ravi Kiran Rao Aluri of DIMMTS discover that for effective multimodal transport operations, it is necessary to have requirement for interchanges at Metro Stations.