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Roads to Safety

India has the dubious distinction of having maximum number of fatalities on our roads. During the year 2012, 138275 people were killed in 4,90,000 accidents. Improvement of roads and availability of new age vehicles have led to increased speed on the road and thereby increased accidents. As such road safety is an area of concern for all the Government. V ...

TrafficInfraTech Expo 2013 -Business,Knowledge Sharing,Networking

“Focused events like this can help the government agencies identify innovative approaches to modernize road and highway construction,? said Oscar Fernandes, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways who visited the third edition of Trafficinfratech. The Minister spent a sizable amount of time at the show visiting every stall and understanding the new technologies and solutions. TrafficInfraTech Expo 2013 (November ...

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 ...

Gujarat?s Roads to Success

Gujarat?s roads have been hailed as good infrastructural achievement of the Government of Gujarat. In the last one and a half decade, Gujarat?s road infrastructure has emerged as one of the best in the country. The state?s Roads and Buildings Department (R&BD), with support of the Government of Gujarat, continues to deliver a good quality and well serviceable road network. ...

Vadodara Bus Rapid Transit System Improving mobility in Vadodara

Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan and the Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport at CEPT University have submitted a detailed project report on Vadodara Bus Rapid Transit System to the Government of India Vadodara, formerly known as Baroda, is the third largest and most populated city in Gujarat, after Ahmedabad and Surat. The present population of Vadodara is 16.6 lakh and ...

ITS Making Metros Smarter

Metro Rail has emerged as a viable option to increase the share of public transport among the different modes of transport used in India. With a maximum speed of 80kmph, it is a quick, clean, reliable, safe and energy-efficient means of mass transit, providing commuters with comfort and convenience. With proper design, metro rail systems can carry up to 3-4 ...

ITS:The way forward to a smart travel

Intelligent Transportation Systems are the need of the hour in today?s travel scenario. Vidyottama Sharma on why are they needed, why is India lagging behind in their use and what solutions can be adopted for their better use.

How Safe are we on Our Roads?

Vidyottama Sharma speaks with the industry, enforcement agencies, NGOs and medical fraternity on the safety on our roads, enforcement issues, decision dilemmas and solutions

There should be zero tolerance to traffic offences

Jagdeep Desai, Architect and Secretary & Founder Trustee, Forum for Improving Quality of Life in Mumbai, feels our laws are not inadequate but often, the enforcement agencies are inefficient. Here, he gives multi-pronged precautionary and remedial measures for road safety. Planning, administrative and enforcement authorities seem to make solutions as visible as possible to the public in order to show ...

Yamuna Expressway- Concrete corridor with integrated ITS Systems

Yamuna Expressway, in the State of Uttar Pradesh, is an ITS marvel. The 165kms long Expressway that was thrown open to the public on August 9 this year, and has cost the Jaypee Group `11,000 crore, is the country’s longest six-laned (extendable to eight lanes) access controlled concrete pavement stretch and is signal-free. It has reduced the distance between Agra and Delhi to around 211kms and the travel time between the two cities to 150 minutes, and between Greater Noida and the tourist hotspot to just 90 minutes. TrafficInfraTech took a ride on the Expressway on the eve of its inauguration. The Zero point being blocked for arrangements for the opening ceremony, the onward journey towards the control room at first main Toll Plaza located at Jewar (38kms from Greater Noida), took the vehicle through underpasses, service roads, the villages and of course, along Jaypees’s Buddh International Formula one track. Mangala Chandran on the experience and the technological marvel that is Yamuna Expressway.

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