Monday , 10 December 2018

Infrastructure

The UN Recognition for achieving sustainable development goals

In a rare gesture of appreciation from the UN commune, the 42-km Thiruvananthapuram City Road Improvement Project (TCRIP), an iconic project by Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL & FS) that has set up a world-class road network in the State capital, was in the Agenda in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Forum of the United Nations Economic Commission for ...

AN INDIGENOUS SOLUTION FOR AUTOMATION IN INDIAN ROAD Inventory and Condition Survey

India’s road network spreading over 46,89,842kms in length has become the second largest road network in the world after United States of America.  The quantitative density of India’s road network with 0.66km of roads per square kilometre of land is found to be similar to that of the United States (0.65) and far higher than that of China (0.16) or ...

Easing out traffic the easier way

The traffic jams happen due to various type of transportation like cycle rickshaws, e-rickshaws, autos, grameen tempos and buses. Besides, goods transport vehicles like cycle rikshaws, tempos and mini trucks etc. And parking of vehicles on roads adds to chaos. On such congested roads, the only way out is to provide Mono rails on central verge of roads. It will ...

Implementation, Integration, Performance Standards…

The October 2015 World Health Organisation report reveals that each year, road traffic crashes kill more than 1.2 million people around the world and injure up to 50 million. According to National Crime Records Bureau, a total of 4, 50,898 accidents led to 1, 41,526 deaths and 4, 77,731 injuries across India in 2014. Many of these casualties are preventable; ...

Toll Collection Technology

Tolling as a method of financing the transportation system is becoming common incorporating several technologies, collectively called Electronic Toll Collection (ETC). Open Road Tolling (ORT) with all-electronic toll collection, is now the preferred practice, being more efficient, environment friendly and safer than manual toll collection. Explains, Khali R. Persad, Ph.D., P. E., Assistant Director, Research Engineer at Center for Transportation ...

Road Construction, Safety and Maintenance…

Trans Metalite India Ltd, a Metalite Group Company, has entered into a joint venture with Hitex InternationalUK for manufacturing of High Friction Surfacing, Cycle Track Materials, Retro Reflective Markings and Crack Sealing Compounds. The two companies have set-up a totally automatic manufacturing plant at Bawal in Haryana, to address the challenges of road safety, markings, repair and maintenance in India ...

Road infrastructure factors influencing accidents and injuries on Indian roadways

The growing trend of road accidents has created a need to understand the primary factors involved in these crashes and in the resulting severe injuries and fatalities.  The Road Accident Sampling System (RASSI) India is an initiative aimed at collecting in-depth scientific road accident data, through on-site crash investigations, that will enable the government, industry and other road safety stakeholders ...

Lane Indicator & ETC Sign

Lane Indicators(EN12966(are “Red Cross and Green Arrow” directional LED signs which clearly show the lane usage situation. These are usually installed in toll plazas and tunnels. The Lane Indicator & ETC Sign comply with NTCIP, MODBUS, DIANMING which could be used to guild and merge drivers to certain carriageway. The excellent mechanical design results the lane indicator remains guaranteed visibility ...

Electrifying the Road Network

The recent United Nations COP21 climate change summit in Paris highlighted the need to cut greenhouse gasses, such as CO2, by as much as 80% in many countries by 2020. But the problem is not just constrained to developed countries. Some cities in developing countries are regularly suffering air pollution levels that cause schools to close and days of work ...

MUTP 3 takes off

Mumbai suburban railway’s most ambitious rejuvenation plan — the third phase of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project— got started recently with Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) calling for engineering design for three major components. These are the construction of two more lines between Virar and Dahanu, the creation of a two-line suburban corridor between Panvel and Karjat and a 4km elevated ...

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