Saturday , 8 August 2020

Non Motorised Transport

Making Metro Sustainable

With a modest beginning of 8 km in 2002, Metro rail has shown phenomenal growth in India. In the financial year (2018-19), 140 km of metro lines have been opened for the public (till 10 February 2019). Out of the 585 km of operational metro lines as on 10 February 2019, 326 km have been made operational after May 2014. ...

Lucknow Metro: Nawab of All

This is one of the most ambitious Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) projects of the Uttar Pradesh government which has been executed and operated well within the sanctioned budget and within an extremely compressed deadline. It has achieved the distinction of being the fastest Metro project construction which has ever happened in this country and has set a new benchmark ...

The Future of Mobility: From Roads to Rails

India’s road traffic has reached a breaking point. In response, the Indian government has committed itself to expanding local public transportation. Today there are seven million vehicles in Delhi alone, including cars and motorized rickshaws — but excluding trucks. As part of this plan, rail-based transport will play a key role in inner-city traffic. Siemens has completed a number of ...

Transjakarta: A Study in Success

In January 2019, Transjakarta celebrated its 15th anniversary as the first BRT in South East Asia. Within 15 years, Transjakarta has become the longest BRT in the world and now boasts a daily ridership of 800,000 people. Its popularity and network are still growing. To date, Transjakarta is the longest BRT in the world – spanning nearly 244 km, serving ...

High-Speed Rail: A sea of opportunities for Indian Industry

The first High-Speed Rail (HSR) project in India, i.e., Mumbai- Ahmedabad HSR, is moving forward at a steady pace, and it is time for all of us to concentrate our energy into turning this project in a success story. The first system of HSR will undoubtedly be based on Japanese technology. However, for the HSR to deliver on its promises ...

Hubballi-Dharwad Understanding the BRT standard

Though Indian BRT networks have not fared as well as their international counterparts, the system has a chance at redemption with the Hubballi-Dharwad BRT. Still on a trial run, HDBRTS has been working its way across the twin cities and through people’s travel needs in a phased manner. When the Hubballi-Dharwad bus-rapid transit system (HDBRTS) began its trial run in ...

Shared Electric Mobility The way forward for a sustainable transport ecosystem

Nitish Arora, Manager, Electric Vehicle & Clean Technology Track and Aishwarya Raman, Head of Research and Associate Director, Ola Mobility Institute explain how shifting consumers’ focus from ownership to shared access of products and services can usher in a change It took close to 60 years for the number of registered vehicles in India to grow from 0.3 million in ...

Lucknow Metro: On the Fastest Track

The speed with which Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation is running to complete its metro corridors establishes its title as the Country’s fastest metro project. The priority section of North-South Corridor (Phase 1-A) from Transport Nagar to Charbagh is already operational for public with effect from 2017. Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation– answers a few questions from TrafficInfraTech ...

How cities can learn from the past

For more than a decade, C40 has been working with cities to develop and share policies and practices that help address climate change. We know that technological innovations cannot, in isolation, solve the challenges that cities face. Autonomous vehicle (AVs) technology is advancing at such a rate that it is now only a matter of time until AVs become the ...

Women Safety & Public Transportation Ecosystem

Public transportation without safety measures like vehicle tracking devices and emergency response system in public transport are creating nightmare for women passengers to travel. A further delay in implementing such measures will only aggravate the current situation of public transport in India. On 28th November 2016, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Govt. of India, had mandated fitment of ...