Thursday , 28 May 2020

Features

How do we tackle congestion?

A case for ITMS platforms presented by Dr Rajesh Krishnan, CEO, ITS Planners and Engineers Pvt Ltd Our Smart Cities programme is now nearly four years old. A number of cities have already implemented ITS systems or are in the process of doing so at the cost of taxpayers’ money. It is in public interest to make sure that these ...

DESIGNER ROADS: Integrating networked services under the road and pedestrian comforts

How was Tender SURE conceived? In 2009, I left yet another conference on transportation and mobility, thinking to myself that all we are doing is just giving recommendations at 10,000 feet about the problems, whereas on the ground nothing actually changes. As I waited outside for my vehicle, I observed the micro details of the road I was on: broken ...

Traffic jams, pollution, road crashes: Can technology end the woes of urban transport?

Urbanization and rising incomes have been driving rapid motorization across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. While cities are currently home to 50% of the global population, that proportion is expected to increase to 70% by 2050. At the same time, business-as-usual trends suggest we could see an additional one billon cars by 2050, most of which will have to squeeze ...

Security Innovations for Smart Transportation

There are multiple challenges to implement smart transportation projects. One of the key challenges lies with limited infrastructure available for the roads. In India most of the land is in the brownfield category, so it becomes difficult to create an elevated highway road or underground road. The cost, time and process of land acquisition remains a key challenge for smart ...

Bending the Curve

On average, two people die on Mumbai’s roads owing to traffic crashes every day. The city ranks seventh in the country in terms of absolute numbers of road traffic fatalities. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are most vulnerable, and are involved in more than 90 percent of all road traffic fatalities. Young working populations – mostly men – are particularly affected. ...

e-Challan for Better Traffic Management System

World-over Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are undergoing changes as their need, use and effectiveness are still finding newer meanings throughout. Though put to optimum use in many cities in the US and Europe, Asian countries are still using them sparingly. ITS is being experimented within India but many a challenge needs to be overcome to make these systems more effective ...

Moving Road

Beyond doubt, the prime problems of the day for all the cities are-pollution and traffic congestion. Cities are getting mired in traffic snarls. Dhaka based Abu Sayeed says that the concept of moving roads can give respite from traffic jams. The main source of air pollution is fossil fuel used by automobiles. Added to that traffic jam has reached such ...

How cities can learn from the past

For more than a decade, C40 has been working with cities to develop and share policies and practices that help address climate change. We know that technological innovations cannot, in isolation, solve the challenges that cities face. Autonomous vehicle (AVs) technology is advancing at such a rate that it is now only a matter of time until AVs become the ...

People-First PPPs
Jharkhand Accelerated Road Development Program

The three-day forum, themed “Scaling up: Meeting the challenges of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through peoplefirst Public-Private Partnerships,” brought together almost 300 delegates from the government, international organizations, PPP developers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), law firms as well as academic and financial institutions from 70 countries and regions. During the first forum conducted in 2016, the Thiruvananthapuram ...

Women Safety & Public Transportation Ecosystem

Public transportation without safety measures like vehicle tracking devices and emergency response system in public transport are creating nightmare for women passengers to travel. A further delay in implementing such measures will only aggravate the current situation of public transport in India. On 28th November 2016, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Govt. of India, had mandated fitment of ...

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