Monday , 27 May 2019

Non Motorised Transport

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 ...

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. ...

Inland Water Transportation

Since ancient times, inland water transport has played a major role in moving goods and commodities from production sources to consumption destinations. The author takes a look at the potential of IWT in the country and recent developments. Water is a source of life! Waterways are corridors of economic growth. History shows that waterways created and sustained great civilisations: Indus ...

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 ...

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