Saturday , 5 December 2020

Infrastructure

People-First PPPs
Jharkhand Accelerated Road Development Program

The three-day forum, themed “Scaling up: Meeting the challenges of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through peoplefirst Public-Private Partnerships,” brought together almost 300 delegates from the government, international organizations, PPP developers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), law firms as well as academic and financial institutions from 70 countries and regions. During the first forum conducted in 2016, the Thiruvananthapuram ...

Capacity Building and Technology

Road Infrastructure Development in India

India’s 5,482,000 km (3,406,000 mi) road network is second largest in the world, of which only 2% (~115,000km) are National Highways (NHs) carrying 40% road traffic. The National Highways network of India is a network of trunk roads that is managed and maintained by agencies of the Government of India. In India, National Highways are at-grade roads whereas Express Highways, ...

Bringing in Hot in Place Recycling Technology

After having introduced the micro surfacing and Cold in Place technology for maintenance of roads in India, Elsamex, a Spanish company acquired by IL&FS, is bringing the Hot in Place technology. In an interview with TrafficInfraTech, MB Bajulge, Managing Director, Elsamex Maintenance Services Ltd gives details about the various technologies. Elsamex is mainly into maintenance of roads & toll collection ...

Smart City Mission – Challenges and Remedies in delivering the promise

This article by Venkata Subbarao, Associate Director, IBI Group is based on the views expressed by the panelists during a session held at TrafficInfraTech Expo, Hyderabad. The other panel members were Lovleen Garg, Assistant Vice-President and Head- Environment Sustainability, GIFT City; S Ramakrishna, Senior Vice-President, UMTC and JVS Ramakrishna, Head- Business Initiatives & Customer Relations-Smart Cities Infrastructure, L&T Ltd. Smart ...

POWER ELECTRONICS: LED Destination Displays System

Power Electronics, which is pioneer in introducing LED Destination Display Signs in India with implementation in over 18,000 buses (incorporating ITS and AVLS), believes that an integrated common framework uniting some of the key transport subsystems will offer transport authorities the ability to better manage their network and provide integrated services to customers. Having bagged the contract for supply of ...

MULTIMODAL INTEGRATION: The Challenge of Institutional Integration

During a session on Multimodal transport at TrafficInfraTech Expo, the panelists M Ramsekhar, Managing Director and CEO, Delhi Integrated Multimodal Transit System, NVS Reddy, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd., Pravin Goyal, Director-Systems, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd, Pawan Mulukutla, Head – Integrated Transport at WRI India Sustainable Cities and R Venkatesh, Director, Maganetic Autocontrol discussed how different components of multimodality ...

INTERVIEW: ‘Metro corridors will change life in Mumbai’

By when will all the seven phases of Metro be operational? The MMRDA has already started the elevated corridors because they are relatively easier to complete. They are planning to commission them by 2019 itself – at least the first two phases – 2A and 7A. And the rest would follow. Phase 1 of Line 3, i.e., Depot to BKC will ...

‘Process of approvals for road projects is fast-tracked’

Government of India has undertaken a lot of initiatives in the last three years for removing the bottlenecks in infrastructure as well as launching major new projects in Roads, Railways, Port connectivity and Urban development. The process for clearance of MOEF approvals has been fast tracked. For road projects, 80% availability of land before start of work has been made ...

Mobile Apps for ETC lanes

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) recently launched two new mobile apps, MyFASTag and FASTag Partner, to enable the availability of FASTags for Electronic Toll Collection. MyFASTag is a consumer app which could be downloaded from the App Store for both Android and iOS systems. A user can purchase or recharge FASTags easily through this app. The app also helps ...

INTERVIEW: DMIC: Driving Transit Oriented Development and Multi Modal Transportation

Is the first phase of DMICDC planned with six – seven cities on track? The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor project aims to create futuristic, smart and sustainable industrial cities by leveraging the high speed, high capacity connectivity backbone provided by the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), which will converge and integrate technology across sectors. The corridor that passes through six ...