While optimum use of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for improvement of traffic conditions and safety of road, rail, air and water commuters is much debated in the country, the state of Karnataka has taken the lead in trying to make one of its cities an ITS city. Under the aegis of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), and as part of the GEF-SUTP Programme, Mysore City has been chosen to be India?s first major ITS city, with the backing of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. S Mallikarjuna, Chief Mechanical Engineer (P) who has put in 32 years at KSRTC and is the Head of its Project Implementation Unit, writes exclusively for TrafficInfraTech on the process of making Mysore an ITS City.
Vienna: A traveller?s delight Vienna is an ideal city to be emulated for multimodal transport, says Bina C Balakrishnan. Here, she writes an experiential piece on how, despite being new to the city, she could comfortably travel using public transport ? without any fear of a motorist hitting her on the street, and could get information on the modes of ...
Among the European companies bringing in solutions to ease traffic, improve efficiency, manage traffic and protect environment, is ENVISA. The French company is introducing in India a unique tool for better understanding the environmental and operational risks resulting from current transportation modes and other industries : Envisa?s web-platform.
Raj Kumar Singh, Director,(Urban Transport), Ministry of Urban Development is on a five-year deputation to MoUD from IIT Roorkee. He talks on various ITS initiatives of the Minsitry. What initiatives is the Ministry of Urban Development taking for implementing ITS in India? We have already started one project at Mysore City. We are studying that. Another project is ...
Despite various measures being adopted by the Tamil Nadu government in Chennai, the road fatality rate hasn?t reduced much. Roshan Toshniwal, Consultant with Transparent Chennai, CDF (Centre for Development Finance), IFMR takes a detailed look into the real problems plaguing road safety and advocates safe pedestrian infrastructure strongly.
Fire safety in trains is an oft-neglected issue in India. While train accidents take place a little too often for various reasons, fire safety needs a serious looking into and quick remedial action. Our trains still run on archaic systems that nearly overlook fire safety norms. Solutions are available. Only, they need to be followed in spirit, says Vidyottama Sharma.
With the continuously rising road accidents and the danger of violent attacks in the country there is a need for effective and continuous traffic surveillance on the roads. The advantages of stable power supply, high vibration resistance and a wide range of reliable data transmission options make mobile Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) an effective solution for this purpose.