Thursday , 28 May 2020

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NGO – Muskaan Safety Foundation From a non-issue to an issue of major concern

A tragedy can sometimes inspire a person to go on to achieve great milestones. This has been the case with Mridul Bhasin and Pramod Bhasin from Jaipur. The couple lost their 17 year old daughter Durva Bhasin in a tragic road accident on May 3, 1999. Numbed by their loss, and encouraged by Durva’s teacher Sandeep Sethi, the Bhasins launched ...

International Best Practices for Institutions Imparting Driver Education

Susanne Hebner, Managing Director, Hubert Ebner (India) Pvt Ltd writes on the tools of teaching Defensive Driving. Her company, an Indo-Austria venture, carries out extensive driver training programmes in India and has made several road safety films. Defensive driving, practised all over the world, especially in the developed countries, is the key to reducing road accidents and being safe on ...

Making a strong point for Dbase of all Vehicles and Drivers

An interactive and comprehensive database for vehicles will not only deter traffic rule violators but also bring in revenues for the government. If integrated with the petrol pumps all over the country, the system can begin showing results in a year.

SunRail back on track in Florida

Governor Rick Scott’s refusal to bear the expenses had stalled Florida’s most ambitious rail project, Sun Rail. In July this year, the governor gave his green signal and put the derailed project back on track.

Simple measures slash UK road fatalities

Simple road safety measures put in place on just 15 roads in the UK have helped save more than 300 lives, according to a survey conducted by the Road Safety Foundation. The measures have reduced serious road crashes on the 15 roads alone from 494 to 190, while emergency services, the NHS, local authority care, businesses and families have been ...

Lalbaug Flyover Flying over nine signals in four minutes flat

Constructed on a single pier system and covering seven vehicular and two pedestrian signals, the Lalbaug flyover has come as a relief to Mumbai’s commuters. In order to provide maximum space to commuters, it will be kept free of public utilities at the grade level too. Vidyottama Sharma reports.

Attempting A Road Revolution in Rajasthan

Establishing the Road Safety Council, reconditioning of old buses for connectivity in rural areas and opening of two driving institutes for providing good drivers are some of the measures that Brij Kishore Sharma, Transport Minister of Rajasthan has initiated to improve the transport situation in the state. He tells TrafficInfraTech that these efforts are not enough. He plans to do ...

Strengthening Systems, Sensitising States and Setting up Training Schools

He wants transparency in the working of his ministry and is known to often question sharply the company managements on the gap in the amount quoted and the actual cost incurred on road projects. He is often said to have chided them with questions like, “Don’t you have engineers to prepare the report before it comes to us for approval? If yes, how do they go wrong on the cost?” He doesn’t like speaking with the media as he feels his work must speak – the work of building 20km of roads a day becoming a reality, the work of improving the toll system, the work of trying to stop the parallel movement of money in the corridors of his ministry for clearance of projects. C P Joshi, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, is busy putting his ministry on the right track. He answered questions from Vidyottama Sharma on transport, traffic, transparency, and many other issues…

New Initiative at Dubai Metro Integrating with other Modes of Transport

Dubai Metro, which promises to become the world’s largest Metro soon, will also be known for a unique initiative in the Middle East – the combi-card. This card will be a combination of a credit card and an electronic smart card that will enable commuters to pay for various transport modes in Dubai as well as use it as a credit card.

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