Monday , 10 December 2018

Infrastructure

Committed to Road Safety

In 2000 when the Mumbai-Pune Expressway was thrown open to traffic, the six-lane highway cut travel time between the cities by two hours and lifted traffic off the old Mumbai-Pune highway. However, the 94.5km expressway did become one of the most accident-prone stretches in the country with the Maharashtra police recording about 214 accidents between 2012 and 2013. As per ...

Surat: Smart City in the making

Surat, with a population of 4.6 million (as per 2011), is the 2nd most populous city of Gujarat. The city of Surat has made remarkable progress in terms of infrastructure development such as water supply, drainage, sewerage, solid waste management, roads, urban poor housing etc. However, the City is now geared towards putting in place improved Public Transport Infrastructure and ...

The Pune Metro is Here!

Just a few years ago, there was a raging debate against the Metro, as it was felt by many, that it may be an unnecessary expense for a city. Particularly, it was felt that the city should first establish a good bus service, after which higher order transportation solutions can be invested in. But the unprecedented rate of growth of ...

HIGHWAYS OF THE FUTURE: Interactive, Sustainable

Dr Sreejith Narayanan, Associate Vice President, IL & FS Transportation Networks Limited made the key note address at the TrafficInfraTech Expo 2016 held in Mumbai in September 2016. IL & FS Transportation Networks (ITNL) was set up way back in 2000 which was a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services when the management decided to have all the surface ...

Finding solutions to a complex problem

Get My Parking is a Delhi based funded venture started in July 2015 with the aim to transform the parking industry. It is digitizing the parking industry through mobile solutions & empowering motorists to search, book and navigate to relevant parking in real-time. “We are organizing the industry by serving the parking contractors (enterprise solutions), government (smart city), infrastructure partners ...

LED Smart Street Lighting

Shakti Datta, Country Manager(India) of Canadian company LED Roadway Lighting outlines some of the key considerations for designing, planning, and deploying LED smart street lighting in India. India is seeking to enhance its infrastructure through some major initiatives supported by the Prime Minister. One of these initiatives is to convert 32 million existing streetlights (high pressure sodium & low pressure ...

“It is high time we adopt technology ”

Jitender, Inspector General of Police and ACP, Traffic Police, Hyderabad City feels adaptive signaling system is a basic requirement for any city. He also tells Vidyottama Sharma that Hyderabad City is coming up with automated violation management system, and that non-contact challan system has improved public trust in the traffic police’s work. What technologies displayed at the Expo can be ...

Experimental Kerb Side Bus Lane in Mumbai’s BK

K Vijaya Lakshmi, Chief, Transport & Communications Division, Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority explains how efficient management of lane traffic and congestion in peak hours can be brought with the help of kerb side bus lane corridor. Bandra Kurla Complex is at the northern tip of south Mumbai and easily accessible from the airports and fast growing northern suburbs. Collectively ...

Green solution to reduce land acquisition for infrastructure development

In the construction of roads and bridges, Reinforced Soil wall technology is strongly emerging as a preferred option due to its advantages over the conventional systems such as masonry walls & RCC retaining walls. Indian road sector will be seeing a huge investment in the coming years. There is a target of construction of 30km ( or 41km as planned ...

Re-defining Indian Highways

Meeting the Road User expectations and bring efficiency into the system – the two key challenges faced by highway sector today can be easily overcome by converting the Physical Highway in to a bundle of services designed around the three core constituents of highway – physical infrastructure, vehicle and driver – keeping them integrated and operate like a single system. ...

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