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Sunday , 1 August 2021

Infrastructure

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.

Intergrated urban infrastructure + urban design + landscape

Shyam Khandekar, Chairman, BDP India and BDP Khandekar Netherlands, talks about the need to integrate urban transport infrastructure with urban design and landscape to make the cities livable and sustainable. Many cities around the world get their quality because of the design match between the private buildings and the public infrastructure. Since time immemorial, accessibility has been a precondition to ...

Bangalore Metro Faster, Safer and Eficient?

Namma Metro, to be inaugurated soon, is expected to take about 8.2 lakh vechiles off the city's roads every day. Mainly an elevated service, a strech of 8.22km will be underground

Railway Budget Hits and Misses

The railway budget for the year 2011-12 is expected to boost infrastructure in various areas, particularly tourism. But there are many areas that the Union Minister for Railways has let unattended