Sunday , 24 March 2019

Non Motorised Transport

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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