Toll plazas are one of the most neglected forms of contemporary architecture even though millions of people use it every day; some to cross territories and others for employment. When the Vadodara Bharuch toll plaza was to be built on NH 8 in Gujarat, the client wanted to create a new bench mark in the toll plaza industry. This led ...
ETC will bring uniformity of payment across all toll plazas and increase efficiency of toll collection
Sandeep Pawar, Managing Director, Mumbai based Kent ITS talks to TraficInfraTech about toll automation, ETC and the company’s ETC solutions. What are the unique features of Toll Explore – the toll automation solution from Kent ITS? What technology does the system use? Toll Explore is very flexible because most of the components of the system is designed and manufactured in-house. ...
Tolling challenges in India – The business end of BOT Projects
Tolling in India is at a nascent stage. Hence, there is a strong question mark on their efficiency and proper performance. In this detailed article, Atul S Parmar, Head, Operations (Tolling & Corridor) Soma ?Isolux Corsan Joint Venture, gives a clear picture on the dos, don?ts and the derivables in the entire process.
Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link adopts world-class RFID technology
Weigh-In-Motion: Weighing a vehicle while it moves
To do away with the limitations of static scales (dharamkanta) which mean a cumbersome procedure, consumption of time and traffic jams, the weigh-in-motion technology seems to be finding favour with the enforcement agencies. Though the static scales promise to hold their ground for quite a few years, the WIM scales will change the way weighing machinery moved on the highways. ...
GPS based toll systems will be implemented in the near future
Mahesh Dandawate, Managing Director, Samarth Softech Solutions Pvt Ltd talks about the future directions in tolling and traffic studies in the country. Toll collection is increasingly going electronic. Automated parking systems too are being widely used. What changes do you see in these sectors in the near future? ETC lane / RFID based tolling system will be used at ...
Interview with: Aman Kishore, In-house products and technologies make Vaaan Infra A one stop shop for transportation solutions
VaaaN Infra Pvt Ltd is a fast growing company in Toll Management Systems, Highway Traffic Management Systems, Weigh-in-Motion and Electronic Toll Collection. Its Managing Director Aman Kishore tells TrafficInfraTech that its local manufacturing and integration capacities benefit the concessionaires. Can you elaborate on your various IT solutions including the automated Toll Collection Systems? At VaaaN Infra, we have set up ...
Tolling Tricks & Trends
The installation of a manual or automatic toll collection system depends on many factors. The manual system is viable at places that have less traffic density & where the expected toll collection does not validate the implementation of a full-fledged computerised toll collection system while the automatic system can be applied only in areas that have a higher concentration of urban or frequent travellers. A look into these basic rules and a case study of the toll system at Beawar-Gomti Road Project.
Do we need potholes in our toll gateways?
Revenue leakages in toll collections deter private investment in roads. Road tolling is the only direct means of recovering costs for road agencies or developers. Shadow Tolling, an arrangement between the concessionaries and the government where the latter pays for all the vehicles passing through the road, could be the answer to the problem.