Friday , 19 April 2019

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Case Study: New Delhi, Parking:Policies, problems and potential solutions

Delhi faces a chronic shortage of residential parking space as noticed in a survey conducted by the authors. After a detailed study, they recommend an overhaul of parking policies, a shift from personal to shared parking and integrating parking with the interchange points of the public transport networks as far as possible. Delhi is one of the few metropolitan cities ...

ITS for Inter-Urban Highways: The Indian Perspective

ITS has the potential to be a game changer for the Indian highway infrastructure industry. Prof. P K Sikdar and Punnet S Bindra, President and Vice President of Intercontinental Construction & Technocrats Pvt Ltd, take a look at its history so far, different uses, challenges and the potential. The term intelligent transportation system (ITS) refers to the efforts to add ...

Mysore becomes the first official Indian city to implement ITS

While optimum use of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for improvement of traffic conditions and safety of road, rail, air and water commuters is much debated in the country, the state of Karnataka has taken the lead in trying to make one of its cities an ITS city. Under the aegis of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), and as part of the GEF-SUTP Programme, Mysore City has been chosen to be India?s first major ITS city, with the backing of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. S Mallikarjuna, Chief Mechanical Engineer (P) who has put in 32 years at KSRTC and is the Head of its Project Implementation Unit, writes exclusively for TrafficInfraTech on the process of making Mysore an ITS City.

Walking through Austria

Vienna: A traveller?s delight Vienna is an ideal city to be emulated for multimodal transport, says Bina C Balakrishnan. Here, she writes an experiential piece on how, despite being new to the city, she could comfortably travel using public transport ? without any fear of a motorist hitting her on the street, and could get information on the modes of ...

Improving the Efficiency of Bus Transport in India

As safe and improved public transport debate gains momentum, there is a growing need to improve the efficiency of bus transport in India. U Sudhakar Rao, Executive Director, Association of State Road Transport Undertakings addresses the issue.

French solution for Mitigating environmental impact of aviation infrastructure

Among the European companies bringing in solutions to ease traffic, improve efficiency, manage traffic and protect environment, is ENVISA. The French company is introducing in India a unique tool for better understanding the environmental and operational risks resulting from current transportation modes and other industries : Envisa?s web-platform.

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS, ITS will remove a lot of problems from the cities: R K Singh

Raj Kumar Singh, Director,(Urban Transport), Ministry of Urban Development is on a five-year deputation to MoUD from IIT Roorkee. He talks on various ITS initiatives of the Minsitry.     What initiatives is the Ministry of Urban Development taking for implementing ITS in India? We have already started one project at Mysore City. We are studying that. Another project is ...

Sustainable Development for Roads with Thin and Ultra Thin White Topping Overlays

In heavily populated metropolitan cities like Mumbai, keeping traffic on hold for a few days while repairing pavements with bitumen can be extremely frustrating for the enforcement agencies and the road users. Thin and ultra thin white topping can be suitable alternatives to bitumen to keep the traffic moving as they allow opening of the traffic lanes within 24 hours. A detailed look into the technology.

How Safe are we on Our Roads?

Vidyottama Sharma speaks with the industry, enforcement agencies, NGOs and medical fraternity on the safety on our roads, enforcement issues, decision dilemmas and solutions

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