Tuesday , 25 February 2020

Traffic Management

Zero Vision: Safe Corridor Pilot Project in Kerala

The ambitious safe corridor project on the 80km stretch from Vetturoad to Adoor near Thiruvananthapuram, one of the most accident-prone stretches in the state has begun. As per the data collected by National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC), the agency carrying out the pilot study on the project, around 1200 accidents happened on the stretch in the past three years. The project, which aims at bringing down the accident rate to zero, will be implemented with financial aid from World Bank by the Kerala State Transport Project, a Kerala PWD programme. The KSTP has set aside `60 crore for carrying out safety projects on the roads coming under its jurisdiction. According to NATPAC Director B G Sreedevi, the project is being implemented with the help of local bodies, police department, motor vehicles department and hospitals in the area. ?Interestingly, when good roads was provided, accidents also showed an increasing trend. Hence a detailed study was done,? said Sreedevi. A Progess Report.

ITS for Safer Roads

In tune with the guiding principles of Decade of Action on Road Safety, Intelligent Transport Systems can play a very important role in ensuring a safe system approach, writes Dr. Kamal Soi, Vice Chairman, Punjab State Road Safety Council.

Helping people get back home safe

ArriveSafe, is a Chandigarh based NGO dedicated to road safety, driven by the founder Harman Sidhu?s traumatic experience on the road, and his dedication to spread the awareness about road safety and perils of drunken driving.

Interview: Improving Integrated Traffic Infrastructure with ITS

An equal equity Joint venture of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi and IDFC Foundation, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Limited (DIMTS) provides Urban Transport Infrastructure Project Consultancy and Intelligent Transport System Solutions for Public Transport. In an interview with Trafficinfratech, DIMTS Managing Director and CEO S N Sahai talked about some of the recent ITS initiatives.

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

Bandra Worli Sea Link is among the early implementers of Electronic Toll Collection technology. Commuters on the Link have been able to access the facility since August 2012. An insight into the way the technology has been working since the last ten months.

Automated Driving Test System Making Gujarat?s Roads Safer

In keeping with its commitment towards providing any assistance or training to people to ensure safe driving, the Transport Department of Gujarat has started an automated driving test system The state government has taken the onus of fully computerising RTOs in all the districts of Gujarat, making it easier for the citizens to avail services. Subsequently, many important measures have ...

Importance of developing and using Analytical models in forecasting

Analytical models are essential tools in transport planning and in forecasting traffic and revenue from toll roads and metro concessions Urban mobility is a very complex system that often responds in unexpected ways. It appears that whatever we do to tackle congestion results in a partial solution that seems to generate its own problems later. We eliminate a bottleneck here ...

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. ...

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