Monday , 11 December 2017

Non Motorised Transport

‘We want to manufacture high-speed Talgo coaches in India’

What is the specialty of these trains? What makes Talgo trains special is the rich history and 75 years of experience in designing railway rolling stock that has made the company and its technology recognizable on a global scale. Talgo was established in 1942 with a revolutionary concept of a light-weight and articulated train to improve passenger services of railway ...

Technology for improved Public Bus Transport

What is the role of technology in providing solutions to public transit bodies. The way one could define, this is providing seamless multi-modal integrated travel. We will have to talk at three-levels: Technology to improve the asset management, resource management and operation management. In an interesting and informative panel discussion held during TrafficInfraTech Expo 2016 in last September, Nicolas Morael, ...

Taking the Right Turn

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) operates a large number of bus services in Mumbai with 4000 buses plying over 365 routes covering neighbouring cities like Navi Mumbai, Thane and Mira-Bhayandar. Dr Jagdish Patil, General Manager, BEST throws light on BEST’s plan for modernization of fleet, dedicated bus lanes and Integrated Ticketing System. More technology for buses BEST is ...

ELECTRIC VEHICLES An Indian Perspective

 EVs have had a chequered history. They were among the earliest forms of automobile technology to be invented in the mid-1800’s. However, for most of 20th century, they were considered niche technologies incapable of mainstream use. A decade ago, there were hardly any global automobile manufacturers (OEMs) investing in plug-in EVs. But today, almost every major OEM is investing in ...

Integrating Bicycles and Public Transport

Naresh Kuruba, Research Scholar, CEPT University and Shalini Sinha, Associate Professor, CEPT University assess the applicability and acceptability of Bike and Ride (B&R) facilities in case of Ahmedabad city. Public transit is not designed to provide a door-to-door connectivity unlike personalized modes of transport. Access and egress are the weakest links in public transit and it is recommended to have ...

Urban Design Factors and the Use of Public Transport

As traffic congestion continues growing in urban areas, more and more people have realized that they should use public transport modes, such as metro, BRTS or buses, instead of private vehicles, because public transport modes are more efficient than private vehicles in terms of carrying and moving people with the same amount of road space. However, international experiences tell us ...

Case Study: Access Control System for the Barrakka Lift in Vallett

To regulate constant flow of tourists from the port to the historical city center of Valletta, Malta, Came Group provided a practical alternative at the famed baroque, the Barrakka Lift, by designing the access management system. The Barakka Lift project derives its strength from the rigour necessary to resolve the dichotomy between the strong historic nature of the site context ...

Inland Waterways Authority of India – Creating capacity for large scale water navigation

The Union government has drawn up an ambitious `25,000-crore plan to create a national waterway grid linking Ganga, Brahmputra, Mahanadi and Godavari rivers, giving an in-principle clearance to the eight-year project. In an exclusive interview with TrafficInfraTech, Pravir Pandey, Member (Finance), Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Project Director, Jal Marg Vikas Project speaks about the challenges facing development ...

Hyderabad Metro Bringing in Lifestyle Changes

Hyderabad Metro Rail, a PPP project involving the Government of Telangana and L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (LTMRHL) is poised to give Hyderabad, India’s IT and pharmaceutical powerhouse, a people-friendly, green, seamlessly connected intermodal mass transit system. The project, one of the world’s largest PPP Metro project, aims to bring lifestyle changes in Hyderabad and transform it into the nation’s ...