Tuesday , 16 October 2018

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Mangala Chandran

India is under pressure. It is also in a hurry to fasttrack creation of world-class road network and other infrastructure for traffic modes like metro rail and water transport to reach the target the country has set itself in terms of economic growth and providing seamless mobility of people and products. There is also the urgency to bring home newer traffic management technology and generate funds for sustainable development.

This issue of TrafficInfraTech has extensively touched upon the remarkable progress India has been making on the economic front and the way the government has pushed the growth of infrastructure. While Sreejith Narayanan, of IL&FS Transportation Networks presents an overview of the fast growing infrastructure opportunities and the investment being made, Akhilesh Srivastava of NHAI gives a very meticulous account of India’s roadmap for highway and expressway creation and modernisation for the coming years. Venkat Chunduru of IBI tells us that along with adding physical infrastructure, emphasis has been on deployment of information and communication technologies. Intelligent Transportation Systems which offer a spectrum of solutions in this direction have occupied a centre stage in designing all the programs of the Government in the Transportation Sector.

This issue of the magazine has features by and interview with the Indian traffic industry professionals who have been innovating to provide country specific solutions in all the verticals including Parking Management.

Years on, TrafficInfraTech team has been attending international expos on traffic, Intertraffic Amsterdam being a very important one. This year too we will be there creating awareness about India’s achievements in traffic/transport infrastructure and also the technology deployment for better road safety and integrated mobility. TrafficInfraTech Expo and Parking Infratech Expo scheduled to be held in Mumbai in October this year have already generated interest from global players.



As the vehicular traffic is increasing, Indian urban areas are facing the biggest issue of adequate parking space. Understandably, the planners of the new smart cities are predicting the increase in demand for surface parking and taking into account the various options for providing workable solutions.

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The future transportation is poising towards a big change that would be system level focused, connected, automated, integrated and would influence the different aspects of our lives. The focus stories in this issue of TrafficInfraTech precisely touches upon concepts like connected mobility, electric mobility and the multimodal integration from the perspective of end-users. However, to achieve these goal different agencies and departments need to work together.

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After being held in New Delhi and Mumbai from 2011, TrafficInfraTech Expo and Parking Infratech Expo were taken to Hyderabad this year and the shows did meet the expectations of the different stakeholders. A perfect blend of business and knowledge sharing was achieved with the participation of high-level officials from both the public and private sectors: The Government officials, the Police, Technology providers, Consultants and Industry experts…

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JUNE – JULY 2017

The Smart Mobility event (September 13-15, Hyderabad) with two very important Expos – TrafficInfraTech Expo and Parking Infratech Expo – is just around the corner. As the expos are designed to integrate the multiple areas of traffic/ transport and parking management, this issue of Trafficinfratech also looks at these in national and international perspectives.

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APRIL – MAY 2017

Has the word ‘smart’ been overused? Is it time to move on? Apparently not. Greenfield smart cities will be in the making for many years and the best option perhaps is to get deeper into the concept which is a smart combination of various independent & self decisive components connected through technology. TrafficInfraTech spoke to different smart city consultants to understand the process of connecting the transport/ mobility part to other vital components.

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One of the main components of the integrated development of India’s smart cities in the making is Smart Traffic & Transport. In fact this is the main focus, as facilitating the movement of citizens within the city via transport network is necessary to a city’s economical and social growth.

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DEC 2016 – JAN 2017

India is expected to leapfrog the world in digital payment technology said, industry experts at a Huddle 2017 session on “Cashless India: A road map for the future. Going cashless is imperative for India to ignite growth among 400 million people. Mobile technologies and services are set to give a sense of comfort for the people especially while travelling.

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