Wednesday , 16 January 2019

Tag Archives: Intelligent Transport Systems

Mega Highway Plan

As far as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is concerned the sweep of it’s mandate is very wide. It was exactly one year back on October 24, 2017, that a plan was put in place to develop close to 35,000kms of National Highways as part of Bharatmala in addition to the roads which were taken up under various ...

India on the Go

India will invest as much as Rs 5.97 trillion in creating and upgrading infrastructure in the next financial year. As part of the new integrated infrastructure planning model, the government has allocated the largest-ever rail and road budget of `1.48 trillion and `1.21 trillion, respectively in 2018-19. The ambitious projects like Bharatmala (roads) and Sagarmala will be on track to ...

TRAFFICINFRATECH & PARKINGINFRATECH EXPO 2017: “PERFECT BLEND OF BUSINESS & INTERACTION”

TrafficInfraTech Expo and ParkingInfraTech Expo, presented under the banner of Smart Mobility, opened their innings in South India this September at Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad. With the theme “Smart World & New Mobility: Breaking Barriers”, the shows attracted quality visitors committing to come again next year in Mumbai in October. TrafficInfraTech Expo, in its sixth year, and ParkingInfraTech expo, in ...

Smart Cities Smart Solutions

That the Government of India’s Smart City Mission is an ambitious and impressive initiative that will create 100 plus smart cities in India is a known fact by now. That the new cities, through best use of technology, will accelerate growth and improve the quality of life of people, is also evident. But what often gets overlooked in the entire ...

SMART CITY MOBILITY MANAGEMENT: PPT – People, Process and Technology

It is often said that “two (heads) are better than one”. It is also said that “less is more”. So, which of these is more applicable when it comes to the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in our cities to aid SMARTER mobility? These decisions have an impact on how transport authorities around the world deliver the right solutions ...

Challenges and the Technology with a focus on Smart Cities

There is an exponential growth in automobiles in our country for the last three decades. Ninety percent of these vehicles are located in urban areas. Many of these vehicles belong to two wheelers and three wheelers. Compounding growth of urban population and personal vehicles have resulted into deteriorated quality of life and dampening economic growth. To improve this situation, according ...

Kolkata buses to go hi-tech soon

The West Bengal state government will soon install intelligent transport systems on its recently rolled out air-conditioned buses. The public sector undertaking Urban Mass Transit Company Limited will prepare a detailed project report. The project will give a facelift to the city’s mass transportation system and commuters will be able to exactly locate the buses on their mobile phones with ...

Canada and India sign MoU for ITS development in India

India will get Canadian assistance in developing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the country. The Minister for Road Transport and Highways Dr CP Joshi and the Canadian Highways minister Denis Label recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to the effect. Under the MoU, India would benefit from Canadian expertise in the areas of infrastructure development, operation and maintenance of ...

Information Systems in the UK – a success story

Public Transport Information Systems in the UK are successful especially because of the use of digital medium and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Not only have these expanded enormously in recent years, they have also been a forum for good experimentation. Since the 1940s, the UK has had an extensive and largely comprehensive bus network in terms of area coverage, though frequency ...

JAIPUR BRTS When a good idea goes off track…

When Jaipur BRTS was conceived, it was supposed to solve the commuting problems of the pink city’s populace. Everything seemed to be going fine – a feasibility study, sanctioning of Rs 490 crore for its low floor air conditioned buses under JNNURM, making of Jaipur Development Authority the nodal agency to plan and implement the project, creating a Special Purpose Vehicle to oversee its bus operations but then… the project got stuck in implementation issues. And did not deliver the expected benefits. Why? Vidyottama Sharma reports.

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