Saturday , 21 September 2019

Infrastructure

Barricading Noise

The first technologically advanced acoustic barriers are being installed along Bandra-Kurla Link Road (BKLR), Mumbai by the “Fracasso” Group. The Group, a leading manufacturer of noise barriers and W beam crash barriers, is now in the process of introducing crash tested barriers and corrugated steel culverts in India.

Mumbai Metro-Connecting safely and efficiently

Mumbai Metro, Mumbai’s first Mass Rapid Transit System, will cross Andheri’s JOG flyover on Western Express Highway at a height of 22m by a Cable Stayed Bridge for its first line – the VAG corridor. Extended Pier caps have been designed to avoid Piers at the centre of any traffic junction to allow larger spans – a first in the world for Metro Projects. 16 trains will be put in service with a four coach unit carrying 1500 passengers, reducing the travel time from 90 to 21 minutes.

‘Janmarg’- Connecting people in Ahmedabad

Janmarg, a project of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation under JnNURM, is planned as an evolving system. A one of its kind project, it is sensitive to the needs of the people its vehicles carry.

Now, Green Buses

In order to provide an eco-friendly, comfortable and clean mode of public transport to the residents of Mumbai, and to reduce traffic congestion on roads, a Green Bus Express Service initiative has been undertaken to link North and South Mumbai by MP Sanjay Nirupam under his Go Green campaign. It is meant to promote the use of public transport which ...

Energy efficient street lights

LED or Induction Lamps which are energy efficient and cost effective are gradually replacing the conventional street lights like sodium and metal halide lamps

Monorail Mumbai’s new travel option

Mumbai Monorail, based on straddle-beam technology, will make travel faster, easier and comfortable. It will also make it possible to introduce travel options in congested areas with twists and sharp turns.

Triumph in precision engineering

D K Sharma, Project Chief Engineer, HCC and overall in-charge of the Bandra Worli Sea Link, speaks from the engineering perspective.

Bandra Worli Sea Link Bridge of HOPE

In a whirly bird over the arc of the Mahim Bay, the gigantic towers of the city's most recent infrastructural marvel, the Bandra Worli Sea Link, appear like an apparition in steel rising out of the sea, hands, as it were, folded in a namaskara, the traditional Indian gesture of obeisance, even as the waves below gently wash the Mumbai shore in an act of abhisheka.

Guangzhou’s BRTS experiment

In the past two years, China has become the world’s fastest-growing market for high-speed city buses. So, despite the Chinese wanting to join the international bandwagon of adding to the already existing two billion cars, this parallel arrangement of BRTS has proved to be a boon to the users of congested roads. Early this year, the southern city of Guangzhou ...

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