Tuesday , 14 August 2018

Urban Design

Taj Ganj Urban Development project: Streets as Connectors

In India, heritage is perceived as a valuable resource and hence the approach to urban redevelopment in old city areas has been based singularly on this premise. It is inherited but cannot be ‘consumed’ and therefore must be handed over preferably with enrichment, to future generations. Taj Ganj is a four centuries old district. Once an integral part of the ...

Is Equitable Transport Facility for Mumbai Possible?

Will Metro Plan really address the Mobility issues of Mumbai even after huge investment in Mumbai Metro? What about the hardship citizens will have to undergo during long construction phase? Will commuting in Mumbai ever be safe and comfortable leave aside pleasurable? Sudhir Badami questions Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is about 460 square kilometer in size while the ...

Dovetailing Smart Streets

With the launch of Smart Cities initiative, projects of varied nature leveraging technology have been conceptualized and planned for implementation across the country. Smart streets is one such measure which is common amongst the projects underway. There are several measures planned for implementation. Praful Gharpure ,Architect – Urban Planner, Infrastructure Planning & Development Division, Tata Consultancy Services, Nagpur looks at ...

MULTIMODAL INTEGRATION: The Challenge of Institutional Integration

During a session on Multimodal transport at TrafficInfraTech Expo, the panelists M Ramsekhar, Managing Director and CEO, Delhi Integrated Multimodal Transit System, NVS Reddy, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd., Pravin Goyal, Director-Systems, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd, Pawan Mulukutla, Head – Integrated Transport at WRI India Sustainable Cities and R Venkatesh, Director, Maganetic Autocontrol discussed how different components of multimodality ...

Changing the face of Indian roads and cities

The sheer scale of these projects has meant that there is a need to ramp-up skills at EPC Prime Contractors and sub-contractors, systems integrators and OEMs. Often this has entailed working on solutions that have not been designed in India before whilst learning how to implement them at a superfast pace. A good example of this is highway & city ...

Rickshaws for Last Mile Connectivity

As the name signifies, last mile connectivity (LMC) implies connecting services to the end point. In the context of urban transport, the term finds relevance in public transit systems where it is referred to as both the initial and the final leg of delivering connectivity – from origin to transit system and from transit system to destination. Last mile connecting ...

Understanding Urban Mobility Strategies for Smart Cities

There has been a substantial increase in the use of personalized transportation modes in the last decade during which the cost of travel had increased considerably. While population of six major metropolises in India increased by 1.9 times during 1981 to 2001, the number of motor vehicles went up by over 7.75 times during the same period (Ministry of Urban ...

CYBER SECURITY in a transport revolution

The future isn’t just an extension of the current issues. As demands for integrating technology into mobility become insatiable, Intelligent Mobility will be a whole different proposition to securing current transport systems. It is one that we need to understand quickly if we are to remain safe. This proposition is characterised by the following elements: Deep levels of integration across ...

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