Monday , 10 December 2018

Mass Transport

Kochi Metro – A Green Metro

Cities are growing rapidly due to urbanization and there is more and more pressure on road based traffic. Rail based Mass Rapid Transit System, like Metro, is the answer to these problems, primarily due to the fact that it requires very less space (either elevated or underground), reduces noise pollution, no air pollution, is reliable & safe, saves transit time ...

“We are not building a metro:We are redefining Hyderabad”

As is known, Hyderabd Metro once completed will be one of the best mass rapid transport projects in the world, especially built on the PPP model. There are two hundred mass transit systems in the world and out of these, less than half a dozen are built on this model. Mostly, these are government funded and managed projects for the ...

Green Transit Facilities and Benefits

Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has set up the IGBC Green MRTS Steering Committee for developing a rating programme to address environmental performance of new Rail-based Mass Rapid Transit Systems To increase the share of public transport, many Indian cities are developing world-class Rail based Mass Rapid Transit Systems (MRTS). Currently metro rail system is operational in six Indian cities. ...

Raahgiri Day–Apni Rahen,Apni Azaadi

Raahgiri is an attempt to reclaim what belongs to people; to build a city with bicycle paths and pedestrian avenues interwoven through its urban landscape. November 17, 2013 was a groundbreaking day in the history of Gurgaon, when 10,000 people came out of their houses to enjoy the country’s first ever car-free Sunday. Raahgiri Day had arrived! Without vehicles dominating ...

Foot over bridges and pedestrian safety in Pune

The article critically examines the suitability of building foot-over bridges and the need for a change in the pedestrians’ mindset towards safety. There is also a need for the authorities to take pedestrians and safety experts into confidence while introducing new safety measures. Pedestrians are one of the most vulnerable sections in the transportation scenario in Pune and most Indian ...

High Speed Rail in India

The author takes a look at the issues involved in introducing the proposed High Speed Rail in the country. The Railways first proposed high speed rail routes during the 2007-08 Railway budget. One route each was proposed in the Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern regions of the country. The trains were proposed to run at speeds close to 300-350kmph and ...

Unmanned Level Crossing Gate Warning System

Two researchers from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur have developed a new warning system for preventing accidents at unmanned level crossings in India. The Indian Railways has long required a light and sound based warning system for the more than 35,000 level crossing (LC) gates which includes nearly 23,000 unmanned LC gates. These are quite accident prone with many fatalities ...

Metro Rail System Need for Standardisation

An increasing number of cities in India have opted for metro rail as the choice of mass rapid transit system. The author takes a look at the issues faced by vendors supplying systems for the metro rail in India as well as innovation and trends in metro rail and mainline rail systems. Urbanisation in India is increasing rapidly – about ...

Reduction of crowding level in Public Transportation Service:
An important policy agenda

The authors consider the effect of crowding, while investigating the attractiveness of a public transportation service in developing countries like India. The important attributes of a public transportation mode choice largely depends on time and cost. They are recognized as primary attributes influencing the mode choice decision of a trip maker. But researchers over the years have identified the fact ...

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