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NHAI’s Exit Policy for Road Projects

Allowing developers to fully exit by way of a ‘harmonious substitution’ mechanism In BOT road projects under the PPP model bid out before 2009-10, the private party/consortium which develops the project is required to hold a minimum level of ownership in the project throughout the concession period, usually 26% of the shareholding of the SPV developing and operating the project. ...

Urban Safety: The two-wheeler phenomenon

Ranjit Gadgil, Programme Director, Parisar, discusses the safety risks associated with the ever-increasing use of two wheelers in the country, and the need to improve public transport. Pune, once known as a ?cycling city? has very rapidly transformed into a ?two-wheeler? city, a process which began in the late 80s, accelerating throughout the 90s. With the turn of the century, ...

Sustainable Solutions to Highway Development

Highways are the country’s lifeline. In India, this sector is saddled with Construction, Operation and Maintenance issues. During the seminar session (Trafficinfratech Expo, November, 2013, New Delhi) on “ The need to redefine the Model Concession Agreement for highway construction”, panel members, Anand Kumar Singh, CGM, National Highway Authority (who moderated the session); Abhishek Mukherjee (who made a presentation), PPP ...

TrafficInfraTech Expo 2013 opens in Delhi

The third edition of TrafficInfraTech Expo, India?s premiere integrated, international 3-day Show on traffic opened to a grand welcome at the NSCI Exhibition Complex in New Delhi on Nov 21. The Show was inaugurated by Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Union Ministry of Urban Development while D. Deepti Vilasa, Vice-Chairman, Delhi Development Authority, S. Gangopadhyay, Director, Central Road Research Institute and Munir ...

Zero Vision: Safe Corridor Pilot Project in Kerala

The ambitious safe corridor project on the 80km stretch from Vetturoad to Adoor near Thiruvananthapuram, one of the most accident-prone stretches in the state has begun. As per the data collected by National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC), the agency carrying out the pilot study on the project, around 1200 accidents happened on the stretch in the past three years. The project, which aims at bringing down the accident rate to zero, will be implemented with financial aid from World Bank by the Kerala State Transport Project, a Kerala PWD programme. The KSTP has set aside `60 crore for carrying out safety projects on the roads coming under its jurisdiction. According to NATPAC Director B G Sreedevi, the project is being implemented with the help of local bodies, police department, motor vehicles department and hospitals in the area. ?Interestingly, when good roads was provided, accidents also showed an increasing trend. Hence a detailed study was done,? said Sreedevi. A Progess Report.

Residential Parking Permits – Managing Local Area Parking

As vehicle numbers soar unabated in Indian cities, once peaceful residential areas are becoming battlegrounds for parking, with residents also battling outsiders who usurp local parking. Ranjit Gadgil, Programme Director, Parisar, looks at how Residential Parking Permits offer a way out for tackling this problem. The principles of sustainable urban transport stress the need for cities that promote public and ...

Gujarat?s Transport Infrastructure Making Things Happen

While many other states are still grappling with giving their bumpy roads a smooth finish and their hiccuppy travel infrastructure a healthy push, Gujarat has gone ahead and written a success story on its roads, railway tracks and waterbodies. A look at why this issue has so much of Gujarat on its pages. Till about a decade ago, Gujarat?s roads ...

Expressways and Highways: Mumbai?s Dangerous and deadly connections

Mumbai-Goa Highway and Mumbai-Pune Expressway have been in news over the last few years for severe accidents resulting in many deaths. It is time we made these connections safer. Vidyottama Sharma on the causes of accidents and possible remedies. Mumbai-Goa Highway: April 25, 2013: Four people, including three women, died and a woman injured in Raigad district, 140km from Mumbai, ...

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