Tuesday , 11 December 2018

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Project Partnership of Government and Muskaan Foundation for Road Safety: A Success Story

Jaipur-based non-profit organization Muskaan had initiated a project to create road safety awareness with special emphasis on BRTS and Metro routes. The objective of the project was to bring down the number of fatalities on the operative dedicated BRTS route. This article intends to present the fact that a lot can be achieved in the field of road safety when ...

Managing Hyderabad Traffic

Hyderabad’s vehicle density of 720 vehicles / km is the second largest in the country. When the Hyderabad police and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation decided to replace the 20-year-old standalone signals in 2011-2012, Bharat Electronics Limited won the contract to install automated and centrally controlled signals in 221 junction (180 existing + 41 new) in a phased manner. The scope ...

Are Cycles for Allies & Parks?

A growing band of young, successful Indians are taking to cycling as a green lifestyle choice, but it’s far from a smooth ride. TrafficInfraTech finds out… Mark Twain once said, ‘Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live. Cycling on Indian roads? One may think it’s just unsafe given the terrible shape of our roads and the ...

Choosing the right Road Safety Barrier

Roads and highways should be designed and constructed in a way that they ensure and guarantee safe, effective, convenient and efficient transportation. Road safety systems like Road Barriers are described as vehicle protection systems which are specially designed to protect vehicles from roadside hazards, and thereby redirecting errant vehicles in a safe manner as well as providing high levels of ...

Real-Time Ridesharing Texas Experiments with Toll Roads and Carpools

Recent trends in multi-modal planning seek to make our passenger transportation systems more efficient. What role might smartphones have in how people get where they’re going? An experiment sponsored by the United States Federal Highway Administration is underway to find out. What is real-time ridesharing? Real-time ridesharing (or “dynamic ridesharing”) apps match carpool partners at the time the trip is ...

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 ...

Bio-fuels in India–the need to explore alternatives

India’s bio-fuel policy has traditionally concentrated on ethanol from sugarcane molasses and biodiesel from Jatropha. But the production of both has fallen repeatedly short of the desired quantities. A major portion of India’s energy requirement is met through import of crude oil and its derivates. In the transportation sector, petrol and diesel from crude oil meet about 95% of the ...

Highway Traffic Management System

Phoenix Contact, as a partner to infrastructure industry has developed application specific solutions for the traffic industry with high infrastructure availability, better traffic conditions and timely response to the user requirements as the primary goals. High availability, reliability and flexibility for your transport infrastructure The Highway Traffic Management System (HTMS) is an integration of multiple applications functioning together. Users can ...

The Changing face of the Indian Toll Industry

R P Singh, Chairman, NHAI, takes a look at toll collection in India and the challenges facing Electronic Toll Collection in his presentation at the conference, “PSKLM International Expressway Conference & Exhibition” held recently in Malaysia. There are 13,900km of completed highways projects under tolling in India, out of which 7201km are under private tolling (BOT toll projects) while 6703km ...

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