Tuesday , 10 December 2019

Urban Mobility

Sharing a Ride

App-based transportation service system has brought a new transportation mode to users, who are able to make reservations using mobile apps conveniently. India is examining the use of private vehicles as shared taxis to reduce car ownership and curb growing traffic congestion in major cities. TrafficInfraTech speaks to few ride-sharing app technology companies to understand the concept of Shared Mobility. ...

Kochi Metro: Going Green

An advanced Metro system will always give a revitalising facelift to the city. The same will revolutionise the lifestyle of the residents. A Metro should be developed in such a way that it should bring the city up to the global levels and create a unique service that has a lot of innovations. And, that’s what Kochi Metro Rail (KMRL) ...

Mumbai Metro: Saving Lives, Saving Environment

Touted to be one of the controversial projects in the recent times, Mumbai Metro Line 3 is nothing but the saviour to Mumbai’s ever-growing traffic menace, pollution and lives Project management has always been a challenge in India which is evident with the visible delay in the completion of numerous mega projects. Quality and safety have also been major issues. ...

Maha Metro: The Digital Twins

Since Metro project operations span for 30 to 35 years, Maha Metro has taken a proactive step well in advance during the construction stage, and defined a comprehensive solution to extend the information gathered during the construction phase A recent survey reported that infrastructure projects in India face nearly 20% cost overrun and 50-60% time overrun. Specifically, projects like Metro ...

Chennai Metro: Being Digital

With BIM-based digital platform, Chennai Metro Rail will achieve enhanced construction quality, reduction in expenditures, provide a comprehensive understanding of the project design and optimised operational efficiencies Project Management has always been a challenge in India which is evident with the visible delay in the completion of numerous mega projects. Quality and safety have also been major issues. These challenges ...

Making Metro Sustainable

With a modest beginning of 8 km in 2002, Metro rail has shown phenomenal growth in India. In the financial year (2018-19), 140 km of metro lines have been opened for the public (till 10 February 2019). Out of the 585 km of operational metro lines as on 10 February 2019, 326 km have been made operational after May 2014. ...

Public-Private collaboration for Innovative Mobility Solutions

Public bus agencies, referred to as State Road Transpor t Undertakings (SRTUs), are investing millions in setting up Intelligent Transport Systems to improve the efficiency of bus systems. At the same time, mobility entrepreneurs backed by heavy investments, are developing innovative technologies and services to address prevailing mobility issues. This evolving ecosystem provides a great opportunity for public bus agencies ...

Sustainable Mobility Initiatives in Hyderabad Metropolitan Area

As per the Comprehensive Transportation Study for HMA, sustainable transportation plans give emphasis for public transport and for transit oriented development. Prof CSRK Prasad, Head, Transportation division, Department of Civil Engineering , NIT, Warangal looks at the traffic scenario in Hyderabad. Hyderabad, the capital of the newly formed Telangana state, has evolved into a mega city over a period of ...

NEW METROPOLITAN DIMENSION: Smart or Intelligent?

Until London of Victorian times, there had been only two other cities larger than 700.000 inhabitants. They were Rome during the reign of Julius Cesar and the Chinese capital that had different locations with different dynasties. Victoria’s London grew from 600,000 to a million. Now we have 500. And we do not know, yet, how to handle them. Most of ...

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