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Monday , 6 December 2021

Traffic Management

The BMTC Experiment

The introduction of IT based applications has completely transformed the process of recruitment in Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). It has not only brought in more transparency in the recruitment process but has also made it cost- effective and citizen-friendly.

Smart Traffic Congestion Reductions

Todd Litman, Founder and Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute critically evaluates the traffic congestion methodologies in this article specially written for TrafficInfraTech. The current evaluation practices are biased in various ways that encourage decision makers to over-invest in roadway expansion and under-support other congestion reduction strategies, he says. While developing a more comprehensive congestion costing framework, this study indicates that improved congestion costing methods can lead to more efficient and equitable traffic congestion solutions, and that these planning reforms are important in both developing and developed countries.

Managing Indian Highways

Serious implementation of ATMS and strict action against traffic violators are extremely important for the management of traffic on Indian Highways.

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.

Toll Systems Handling Highway Tolls

Toll systems in India have to put in place innovative strategies and efficient technologies. This is important to avoid customer inconvenience and revenue erosion, writes Prince Mitra, Head of Technology, Soma- Isolux, ITS & Highway Traffic.

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 ...