Saturday , 16 February 2019

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Haddon Matrix for Work-related Road safety in India

Surveys have revealed that most of the accidents in India take place when people drive to work or drive as a part of their work. Haddon Matrix can be an answer to improve work-related road safety in India, says Dr Will Murray, Research Director, Interactive Driving Systems, the United Kingdom.

Reducing accidents and following rules

If the government and enforcement agencies make up their mind to do so, reducing accidents and enforcing traffic discipline is not a difficult task to handle. Ashok Datar, Chairman, Mumbai Environmental Social Network, writes on how IT can be used for better compliance with law in mega cities.

For a safe and sustainable Chennai Pedestrian Safety is the key

Despite various measures being adopted by the Tamil Nadu government in Chennai, the road fatality rate hasn?t reduced much. Roshan Toshniwal, Consultant with Transparent Chennai, CDF (Centre for Development Finance), IFMR takes a detailed look into the real problems plaguing road safety and advocates safe pedestrian infrastructure strongly.

Safety in trains Playing with Fire

Fire safety in trains is an oft-neglected issue in India. While train accidents take place a little too often for various reasons, fire safety needs a serious looking into and quick remedial action. Our trains still run on archaic systems that nearly overlook fire safety norms. Solutions are available. Only, they need to be followed in spirit, says Vidyottama Sharma.

Five ways to Distinguish a good Mobile DVR

With the continuously rising road accidents and the danger of violent attacks in the country there is a need for effective and continuous traffic surveillance on the roads. The advantages of stable power supply, high vibration resistance and a wide range of reliable data transmission options make mobile Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) an effective solution for this purpose.

Contracting, construction and technology trends

Roads in India:? Today & Tomorrow Biren Parekh, Partner, Ernst and Young India Pvt Ltd, takes a detailed look at the tolling system in India vis-?-vis road infrastructure, trends and framework. He also compares the Indian situation with a few initiatives taken in a few countries. From Adam Smith to the late Herb Mohring, economists have waxed lyrical about congestion ...

State-of-the-Art or Fit-for-Purpose

Adopting state-of-the-art techniques just for personal vanity or CV building is likely to backfire in developing economies like India. India has quite different baseline conditions from western cities, more than simple quantitative differences in income levels and a different vehicle mix. Such differences must be borne in mind when determining ways to analyse the transport patterns for new transport infrastructure and policies, writes Richard Di Bona.

?Security and surveillance products are very important today?

Iqbal Singh Jagdeva, Managing Director, Turbo Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd talks about the importance of security and surveillance products for the transportation industry What, according to you, is the importance of security and surveillance products for the transportation sector? Security and surveillance products are as important for the transportation sector as they are, for example, for offices, industries and homes. ...

There should be zero tolerance to traffic offences

Jagdeep Desai, Architect and Secretary & Founder Trustee, Forum for Improving Quality of Life in Mumbai, feels our laws are not inadequate but often, the enforcement agencies are inefficient. Here, he gives multi-pronged precautionary and remedial measures for road safety. Planning, administrative and enforcement authorities seem to make solutions as visible as possible to the public in order to show ...

Bridging their Way to Success

A spectacular Infinity Loop Bridge will be gateway to China’s new commercial hub – Shizimen Central Business District in Zhuhai. 10 Design and Buro Happold overcame many a challenge to come up with a winning design that got them the contract for the bridge. Vidyottama Sharma brings you the details.

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