Friday , 19 April 2019

Infrastructure

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. ...

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 ...

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