Monday , 22 April 2019

Safety & Security

Managing Traffic and Tackling Safety during Highway Construction

Many traffic stalwarts from India and abroad discussed one of the most important issues of construction on highways – “Traffic Management and Safety during Highway Construction” – on the first day of TrafficInfraTech Expo 2012. The precautions for, challenges of and solutions to the issue were discussed in detail.

Using enforcement technology to win The casualty reduction battle

At a time when many nations are still debating the proper demployment of technology for traffic management and safety on the roads, Britain has shown that proper use of cameras can significantly lower casualties. This proves that the hesitant utilisation of technologies needs to be replaced with focused strategies on an urgent basis. BRITAIN’S roads are among the safest in ...

Testing the performance of Displaced Right-Turn Intersection in mixed traffic conditions

Studies on Displaced Right-Turn Intersection design show that it is a more effective design for managing traffic at intersections instead of the conventional 4-arm design The rapid growth of road traffic in Indian cities is making the available transport infrastructure inadequate. There is a need to find alternative solutions to the problem. One such method is the Displaced Right-Turn Intersection ...

Improving Road Safety in India

Despite huge investment having been made towards improvement of road infrastructure in the country, road traffic fatalities have been on the rise. The worst victims are the Vulnerable Road Users. The approach towards road safety has to change, says A P Bahadur, PPP expert for Asian Development Bank, Haryana. India has now achieved the dubious distinction of having the highest ...

Panvel will soon boast of a Drivers’ Training Institute

Gurinder Singh Arora of Autocreates will start a Drivers’ Training Institute in Panvel, Maharashtra soon. Apart from the training they receive, the drivers will also undergo an image make-over lest they be treated in a crude manner on the highways by traffic inspectors, RTO officials and the police. It is no secret that India’s biggest challenge from the viewpoint of ...

Assessing risks of PPP projects

Many factors come into play while assessing the risks at various stages of a Transport Project under PPP. The credit rating agencies assess these risks and provide an expert opinion on the overall risks in the project. A look at the various factors considered in the process. Given the robust pace of economic development, infrastructure bottleneck – especially in the ...

It is time we included Pedestrians in transport planning

Despite being ubiquitous in transport movements, pedestrians are all too often under-prioritised in Transport Planning. Trasportation expert Richard Di Bona writes on the reasons, implications and solutions to the situations peppering his arguments with international examples.

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