Wednesday , 23 October 2019

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Interview With:Deepak Darda, India needs to have a clear safety policy

While talking about the need for a clear national road safety policy, Deepak Darda, Head-India Operations, IBI Group, underlines sustainable transport solutions such as transit oriented development. ?Congestion, health and safety requirements necessitate that we think of sustainability now?, he says.   What projects are you carrying out in India? In India, we have two offices: in Gurgaon and in ...

Taking up the Cycling Cause

In today?s age of massive urbanisation, strong efforts are being made to find alternative, sustainable and economical modes of transport. Bicycle, in such a scenario, comes right at the top. Hitesh Mehta, MD and CEO of Protek, who facilitated the construction of Mumbai?s first Segregated Cycle Lane, answers some quick questions.   What is a segregated cycle lane? And why ...

Vadodara Bus Rapid Transit System Improving mobility in Vadodara

Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan and the Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport at CEPT University have submitted a detailed project report on Vadodara Bus Rapid Transit System to the Government of India Vadodara, formerly known as Baroda, is the third largest and most populated city in Gujarat, after Ahmedabad and Surat. The present population of Vadodara is 16.6 lakh and ...

We are giving immense importance to traffic technology

Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Municipal Commissioner, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation tells TrafficInfraTech that in order to bring a method to administering the city, the Corporation has decided that certain roads will have no vendors, and certain zones will be no encroachment zones. It is also forcing the road facing shops and malls to have adequate parking and is allowing three wheelers to ...

ITS Making Metros Smarter

Metro Rail has emerged as a viable option to increase the share of public transport among the different modes of transport used in India. With a maximum speed of 80kmph, it is a quick, clean, reliable, safe and energy-efficient means of mass transit, providing commuters with comfort and convenience. With proper design, metro rail systems can carry up to 3-4 ...

Serco Operations and Maintenance of Metro Rail

The rapidly growing metro market in India has brought in focus the various aspects of a typical metro rail project, one of the most significant areas being Operations & Maintenance (O&M). It is interesting that the metro rail market realises the importance of this critical infrastructure and is actively pursuing budgets for O&M for asset longevity, a novel concept in ...

Intelligent Transportation Systems in India Implementing indigenous applications

Traffic congestion in India arises from the fact that road capacity and infrastructure have not improved on par with the traffic. The direct solution for this problem ? improvements in physical infrastructure ? is constrained by space availability and other logistic issues. There is however scope for capacity improvements through the adoption of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The Centre of ...

Bringing the connected vehicle vision closer to reality

The connected vehicle is one of the most fascinating challenges the automotive industry is faced with. Vehicles communicating among each other and with traffic infrastructure are expected to enhance traffic safety, efficiency and travel comfort ? not only for drivers of automobiles, but for variant classes of traffic participants. European vehicle manufacturers, the infrastructure industry, their suppliers, road operators and ...

Companies entering India – Popularising ITS for improving Public Transport

Prodata Mobility Systems has come up with MobiGuider_ITS which promises to aid in popularising Public Transport through its various ITS applications. MobiGuider _ AFC and MobiGuider_RTPI are two more smart solutions by the company. Since in the future public transport will be dependent more and more on intelligent transport systems that are economically justifiable and that provide sophisticated information through ...

Highway Project Delivery:The e-way

Information Technology has played a key role in enhancing efficiency in different industries and Highways is no exception. With growing emphasis on faster and quality infrastructure development to place Nation?s economy on growth trajectory, the time is ripe for deployment of IT in Highways for effective and efficient delivery.? Venkata Subba Rao takes a closer look. Natioal Highnways in the ...

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