Yamuna Expressway, in the State of Uttar Pradesh, is an ITS marvel. The 165kms long Expressway that was thrown open to the public on August 9 this year, and has cost the Jaypee Group `11,000 crore, is the country’s longest six-laned (extendable to eight lanes) access controlled concrete pavement stretch and is signal-free. It has reduced the distance between Agra and Delhi to around 211kms and the travel time between the two cities to 150 minutes, and between Greater Noida and the tourist hotspot to just 90 minutes. TrafficInfraTech took a ride on the Expressway on the eve of its inauguration. The Zero point being blocked for arrangements for the opening ceremony, the onward journey towards the control room at first main Toll Plaza located at Jewar (38kms from Greater Noida), took the vehicle through underpasses, service roads, the villages and of course, along Jaypees’s Buddh International Formula one track. Mangala Chandran on the experience and the technological marvel that is Yamuna Expressway.
The session on the topic ‘The need for, challenges in and advantages of achieving Unified ITS Solutions for Highway & Urban Traffic in India’ was moderated by Sanjeev Kumar Lohia, Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Urban Transport Development and Ex-Officio Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. The panelists were Vivek Phansalkar, Joint Commissioner of Police – Traffic, Mumbai; Dr CSRK Prasad, Professor & Head, Transportation Division, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Warangal; Rish Malhotra, Business Director of International Road Dynamics (South East India); Dr Vishwanath, Former Director, (Engineering Services and Projects), Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai; and Ravi Kumar, Joint Director and Project Leader for the collaborative intelligent transportation system in India, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Thiruvananthapuram.
Efkon India has provided integrated ITS solutions for the Yamuna Expressway. Reshma Desai, Director, Efkon India gives the details in this interview to TrafficInfraTech. You have provided integrated ITS solutions to Yamuna Expressway. Please elaborate on the various subsystems and the challenges involved. Is this the first time you are doing such massive integration? Jaypee group awarded Efkon India to ...
Fully commissioned in August 2011, the Mumbai ATC project has transformed the conventional signaling system on the City roads into a real-time computer controlled one. The project won the award for the Best ITS system implemented in 2011 from the Government of India. TrafficInfraTech gives the details.
MediaTunnel, a real-time traffic incident detection system introduced a few months ago, was recently installed for the first time outside Europe – in the Reboucas tunnel of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A real-time traffic detection system enables efficient dispatching of emergency services and rescue teams, and facilitates in reducing the response time to traffic incidents and accidents. Results of MediaTunnel’s functioning in the city’s longest tunnel have been impressive.
Mobility challenges all over the world can be addressed by strategies like managed lanes and active traffic management. These are cost-effective methods of prolonging the life and maximising the efficiency of the infrastructure that can postpone the need for major expansion projects. Congestion in urban areas across the globe is ever increasing. “Rush hour” grows longer and leads to ...
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is a topic of hot discussion all over the world, especially in association with road safety and traffic management. However, the perception on, and understanding of, ITS differs across countries and cultures. So, in order to implement ITS technology applications in a sustainable manner, it is pertinent to understand ways to plan them better. A guideline.
Lyon, France hosted two major ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) events in early June. Richard Harris, Global Director, ITS, Logica attended them. He writes exclusively for TrafficInfraTech on the two conferences. There is a considerable debate throughout Europe on the potential impacts of the European Commission Action Plan and Directive. While many countries welcome the initiative, some remain concerned about how ...
Dark Eye manufactures and supplies a wide range of safety products to numerous agencies in the country including government bodies developing roads and bridges, construction companies, the army and paramilitary forces. Kawaljit Singh, Managing Director, Dark Eye tells TrafficInfraTech how the road safety situation in India has changed drastically over the last decade.