Thursday , 9 July 2020

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Pelican crossing system in Lucknow

To make Lucknow city more pedestrian-friendly, the civic authorities have decided to bring 15 more Pelican crossings in the city. The system, which is part of ITMS under the Smart City Project, will be brought in the city after the success of two such ‘test’ crossings. Speaking to TrafficInfraTech, Fareed Zaidi, General Manager, Smart City project, said, “The roads of ...

Electric two-wheeler taxis in Karnataka

The Karnataka government has proposed using electric two-wheelers as taxis on Bengaluru roads, potentially leapfrogging regulations around using petrol powered bikes as taxis in the state. The electric bike taxi project aims to improve last mile connectivity of public transportation.

Double-Decker corridor on Mumbai Metro Line 9

Getting inspiration from the Nagpur Metro model, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority is now planning to build a double-decker corridor on the stretch of Kashimira road (Metro Line 9 Dahisar – Bhayandar) by 2022. The new model will provide a double-decker viaduct, where flyovers for automobiles will be built on the first level and the metro line will run ...

Smart Parking Policy for Bhubaneswar

To tackle the evergrowing parking menace in Bhubaneswar, the Commissionerate Police, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and Bhubaneswar Development Authority are jointly formulating on a Smart parking policy for the city. According to Seshadeb Panda, General Manager, Smart City (Technology), Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd, the policy will take shape in the next threefour months and dissuade commuters from demanding more parking space ...

Smart Sensor Wireless Network Solution by iRam Technologies

Rapid urbanisation and rise in population have led to wide scale implementation of smarter infrastructures and development of Smart Cities worldwide. This smart infrastructure has an underline or last mile layer of Wireless Sensor Networks which is responsible for extraction and communication of accurate field data from an urban living environment. These living environments can be air quality, parking, traffic, ...

NHAI achieves 3,979 km highways construction in FY20

The NHAI has achieved record 3,979 km of highways construction in the just concluded fiscal.Under the Phase -I of the Bharatmala Pariyojana, the government has approved implementation of 34,800km of national highways projects with a target of five years with an outlay of Rs 5.35 lakh crore. Some of the steps included award of projects after adequate project preparation in ...

Validity of vehicle permits extends till June end

The government has extended the validity of several motor vehicle documents including driving licences, vehicle registration certificates and permits, that have expired since February 1 until June 30. The decision has been taken in the wake of the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and closure of the government ...

Uttar Pradesh to build Ganga Expressway

The Government of Uttar Pradesh has approved construction of the 600km Ganga Expressway. Estimated to cost Rs360bn, the expressway is claimed to be the world’s longest and aims to provide better connectivity between Allahabad and the western districts of UP. The expressway will run from Meerut through Amroha, Badaun, Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, and Pratapgarh.

NHAI extends deadlines for Project bids

In the wake of Covid-19, India’s National Highways Authority of India has revised the project awarding target from 4,500-km to 3,000-km plus, according to a senior official. “ We have already awarded around the 2,800-km-length project, and are likely to add another 500-700 km,” RK Pandey, Members (Projects), NHAI informed TrafficInfraTech. On extending the deadlines, he adds: “It all depends on the ...

Jaipur Metro receives CMRS safety certificate for phase 1B

The Jaipur Metro has received safety certificate from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) for starting commercial operations on the new 2.35 km Phase 1B underground extension of Jaipur Metro’s 9.63 km Line-1 between Chandpole and Badi Chaupar. The approval issued is conditional in nature and comes up with a list of 65 conditions JMRC has to follow. Among ...