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Sunday , 9 May 2021

Public Transport

Ensuring Seamless Access

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KR Jyothilal, Principal Secretary, Transport Department, Government of Kerala The Kerala Government has been taking initiatives to provide seamless travel by building an integrated multimodal urban transportation system in the state. The formation of Kochi Metropolitan Transport Authority is one major step in strengthening the mobility system in Kochi. KR Jyothilal, Principal Secretary, Transport Department, Government of Kerala, spoke to ...

COVID 19 – Saving Public Bus Transport

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As India recovers from the impacts of the current epidemic, bus based public transport systems will play a vital role in building back the economy. For hundreds of people who suffered financially due to the nationwide lockdown, buses offer the only low-cost mobility option to access jobs, education and health care. However, the State Transport Undertakings (STUs) that operate public ...

Public Transport SOPs

Public Transport SOPs

As part of a webinar series to help Indian cities develop COVID-19 transport solutions, the first one focused on Public Transport SOPs to ensure the safety of crew and passengers. The series is presented by Smart City Mission, the Government of India and Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in partnership with the Transport & ICT Group of the ...

Track to Train: Bringing Economic Advantage to Mauritius

The Mauritius Metro Express is by far the largest infrastructure project in the history of Mauritius funded through a Government of India Line of Credit including a separate grant element as part of enhancing bilateral ties between India and Mauritius. The Mauritius Metro Express is a Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) based Transit system being built by Larsen & Toubro Limited. ...

Kochi Metro: Going Green

An advanced Metro system will always give a revitalising facelift to the city. The same will revolutionise the lifestyle of the residents. A Metro should be developed in such a way that it should bring the city up to the global levels and create a unique service that has a lot of innovations. And, that’s what Kochi Metro Rail (KMRL) ...

Australia Future Mobility Technological advancements, Policy leadership, Investment opportunities

The future transport and mobility sector in Australia is characterised by shifts from ownership to ‘user ship’, transportation to mobility, and internal combustion engines to electric power trains. There are over 15 connected and automated vehicle trials underway in Australia, supported by a robust research and development (R&D) infrastructure. This includes the iMove Cooperative Research Centre, the Australian Integrated Multimodal ...

Mega Highway Plan

As far as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is concerned the sweep of it’s mandate is very wide. It was exactly one year back on October 24, 2017, that a plan was put in place to develop close to 35,000kms of National Highways as part of Bharatmala in addition to the roads which were taken up under various ...

Challenges in Project Execution- Highway Sector

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has set an ambitious target of constructing 45 kilometres of highways on every day of this financial year. However, several factors have slowed this ideal rate of construction down to just 23 kilometres per day. As one of India’s biggest highway project executing companies, Ashoka Buildcon has an insider’s perspective on the present ...

Panel Discussion Reinventing Public Transport

The panel discussion on ‘Reinventing Public Transport’ at Smart Mobility 2018 in Mumbai focussed on buses and its potential to cater as a main mode of transport to work as first & last mile connectivity for major mass transport infrastructure like railways & metros. The panellists were Prof HM Shivanand Swamy, Executive Director, Centre for Excellence in Urban Transport, CEPT ...

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 ...