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Monday , 25 October 2021

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Underground metro constructions: need for rigorous soil investigations

Geological & and geotechnical testing is important to understand subsurface layers and prevent any failures in tunnel construction. Prof. Dr P. Anbazhagan, Associate Professor in the Civil Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and Geethanjali Monto elaborate. The history of underground tunnelling may date back to ancient civilizations, with prehistoric people attempting to enlarge their caves. The Britannica ...

TUNNELING PROJECTS: Mitigating Delays

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The growth in volume of goods being transported as well as the steady increase in demand for business and leisure travel require the timely development of transportation infrastructure. With the availability of free space in cities becoming rare and the remoteness of certain areas to be connected, such as the Himalayas, tunnels play a crucial role in allowing the transportation ...

Speed: The Virus started 100 years back

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Speed has the great advantage that it relates to all potential risks, irrespective of environmental factors, infrastructure, road users’ status or any other risk-related factor. The strong relationship between speed and the risk of crashes/injuries works twofold: lower the travel speed, the greater the chance of detecting a potential hazard and thereby preventing a crash or decreasing impact speed, says ...

Speeding: Policies and Enforcement

Our government recognizes that road accidents have now become a major public health issue, and the victims are mainly the poor and vulnerable road users. Road safety needs to be addressed on a holistic basis regardless of jurisdictions, the Central and State Governments have. The Government of India, through the National Road Safety Policy, states its commitment to bring about ...

ECVs: Growth and Challenges

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The Electric Commercial Vehicle market in India is expected to grow by a CAGR of 70% over the next three years. As the industry shifts towards the newer technologies, the concerns that come with it also increase. Siddarth Jalan takes a look at how the industry is planning on getting there. India has set ambitious goals when it comes to ...

Interview “We are using multiple tools to enforce regulations for speeding”

Speeding is the biggest challenge when it comes to traffic management. How is the Jaipur Traffic Police able to handle this? In Jaipur city vehicle population is continuously increasing over a period of time. In proportion to that road infrastructure has not been improved yet. As a result, accidents are the outcome. One of the main reasons of accident is ...

Safe Speed Saves Lives

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It is an established fact that speed thrills but also kills. Therefore, we need to adopt measures and strategies to reduce and manage speed to bring down the accident rates leading to deaths. Sustainable Safety Expert, Dr Kamal Soi elaborates on the need to find a balance between rules & regulations, road design and technologies for safety The Most important ...

The Influence of Covid-19 on Indian Aviation

Though the suspension of air traffic operations was effective in reducing global mobility during the global pandemic caused due to Covid, it had significant socio-economic consequences (both short and long term) for the various air transport companies. Overall, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) approximated that the aviation industry would have lost up to USD 371 billion in gross passenger ...

India’s Urban Mobility Conundrum in Post COVID World-Mitigation Strategies and Role of Technology

Combat tactics necessitated by COVID-19 including social distancing, lockdowns, travel restrictions, and the aftermath resulted in double whammy for the social and economic structure of society. These situations are forcing us towards a complete revamp on the way we conduct ourselves in our day to day socio-economic interactions and personal hygiene. Swift adaptation of work from home, on-line classrooms, e-commerce, ...

India: Guiding growth through Infrastructure development

Infrastructure has been one of the cornerstones in the development of the country with exponential growth over the past decade. India has an evolved outlook towards infrastructure development, writes Prerna Soni, Senior Vice President, Invest India. There has been a paradigm shift in the approach towards building infrastructure in India, from need based to an integrated long-term development strategy. All ...