Monday , 18 November 2019

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Demand Sensitive Scheduling for Public Transport

Routing and scheduling in public transportation is a well-studied problem, and very relevant today in the face of rampant traffic congestion in most big cities across the globe. The routes and schedules need to be planned by transit agencies so as to successfully cater to the public demand, maintaining the revenue earned and operational cost incurred. The traditional schedules are ...

Committed to Road Safety

In 2000 when the Mumbai-Pune Expressway was thrown open to traffic, the six-lane highway cut travel time between the cities by two hours and lifted traffic off the old Mumbai-Pune highway. However, the 94.5km expressway did become one of the most accident-prone stretches in the country with the Maharashtra police recording about 214 accidents between 2012 and 2013. As per ...

National Transport Project – VAHAN, SARATHI, eCHALLAN, mPARIVAHAN

Transport Mission Mode Project – through its flagship applications ‘Vahan’ (for Vehicle Registration, Taxation, Permit, fitness and allied services) and ‘Sarathi’ (for Driving License related services) – has achieved 100% automation of 1100+ RTOs all across the country. JoyDeep Shome, Senior Technical Director, National Information Centre gives more details. The project – driven and funded by Ministry of Road Transport ...

ATCS for effective signaling cycle

The current traffic control systems in the metro cities of India are facing problems due to randomness in the traffic density pattern throughout the day. The traffic signal timers have a fixed time period to switch traffic between different directions. Due to this, the vehicles have to often wait for a long-time span even if the traffic density is very ...

Surat: Smart City in the making

Surat, with a population of 4.6 million (as per 2011), is the 2nd most populous city of Gujarat. The city of Surat has made remarkable progress in terms of infrastructure development such as water supply, drainage, sewerage, solid waste management, roads, urban poor housing etc. However, the City is now geared towards putting in place improved Public Transport Infrastructure and ...

ECONOMIC LOSS AND COST INVOLVEMENT DUE TO Road Traffic Accidents in India

Studies of the relationship between gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, growth of motor vehicles and road fatalities, have shown that fatality rates increase as GDP increases at relatively low levels of GDP per capita, but then start to decline with continued GDP growth. National estimates have illustrated that road traffic crashes cost countries more than 1-3% of their gross ...

The Pune Metro is Here!

Just a few years ago, there was a raging debate against the Metro, as it was felt by many, that it may be an unnecessary expense for a city. Particularly, it was felt that the city should first establish a good bus service, after which higher order transportation solutions can be invested in. But the unprecedented rate of growth of ...

HIGHWAYS OF THE FUTURE: Interactive, Sustainable

Dr Sreejith Narayanan, Associate Vice President, IL & FS Transportation Networks Limited made the key note address at the TrafficInfraTech Expo 2016 held in Mumbai in September 2016. IL & FS Transportation Networks (ITNL) was set up way back in 2000 which was a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services when the management decided to have all the surface ...

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, ...

Fighting Traffic Congestion

Collaborative crowd-sourced data streams and free-to-use traffic information platforms, can optimize traffic flows to benefit all road stakeholders. Cities now face severe mobility challenges, and with many across the globe increasing in size, traffic challenges are also becoming greater, Drivers in London, for example, can expect to spend 38% of their travel time stuck in traffic at any time of ...

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