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KSRTC luxury buses to have fire-detection systems

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has decided to install Fire Detection and Suppression System in all its premium luxury buses. The FDSS, popular in countries like Sweden and Israel, will be able to detect rise in temperature in the engine compartment, particularly in case of a fire or overheating. Currently, all premium KSRTC buses have fire extinguishers, but they ...

Sustainable Transport Saves Lives: A Case for Investing in Safety of Public Bus Fleets

Inducing a modal shift from private transport to public buses will reduce road traffic deaths in India. In cities such as Bangalore and Mumbai, the city bus agencies – Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) respectively – account for 20-32 percent of the mode share, but were involved in only 5-13 percent of the ...

Traffic info centre in Bengaluru

The Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) in co-ordination with the traffic police will set up a traffic centre – the Bangalore Traffic Information Centre – which will be the hub for information about traffic in the City. The DULT’s proposal is set to get funds from Japan International Co-operation Agency. JICA will send a team to Bengaluru to work ...

Speed/Red Light Enforcement & Safety

The increasing traffic density on city roads is leading to Red light and Speed Violation and consequently to increased road accidents. Indian cities are trying to be Smart and Safe with the use of Video Surveillance and advanced traffic management systems. TrafficInfraTech spoke to Traffic Police officials of various states to find out the system being put in place for ...

Mysore becomes the first official Indian city to implement ITS

While optimum use of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for improvement of traffic conditions and safety of road, rail, air and water commuters is much debated in the country, the state of Karnataka has taken the lead in trying to make one of its cities an ITS city. Under the aegis of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), and as part of the GEF-SUTP Programme, Mysore City has been chosen to be India?s first major ITS city, with the backing of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. S Mallikarjuna, Chief Mechanical Engineer (P) who has put in 32 years at KSRTC and is the Head of its Project Implementation Unit, writes exclusively for TrafficInfraTech on the process of making Mysore an ITS City.

Interview with: David Moszkowicz, Planning and Scheduling are important for optimising Services

  Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in India have got a fillip with Mysore being chosen as the model city for implementing new technologies for Public Transport. A French company, Lumiplan, is introducing a unique Planning and Scheduling solution, HEURES, for KSRTC?s ITS implementation in Mysore City. Vidyottama Sharma speaks with David Moszkowicz, Managing Director of Lumiplan ITS India.   Why ...

KSRTC launches longest Volvo bus

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has introduced a 14.5 metre long Volvo multi-axle air-conditioned bus, the longest in the country. The Volvo 9400PX is built on the new light-weight Volvo PX platform, which provides better ability to tackle steeper grades, and also has better acceleration, enhanced stability & larger luggage space. The bus has been initially been launched ...

TrafficInfraTech Expo: Seminar: May 18, 2012

The Day 2 seminar of TrafficInfraTech Expo 2012 was on ‘Challenges in making the operations of State Road Transport Undertakings efficient: Policy, Management & Technologies’. A report.

Interview with: Gaurav Gupta, Transforming State Bus Transport Systems

With 33,800 workers and 7,000 buses carrying 2.5 million passengers daily and covering 25 lakh kms a day, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is one of the most profitable state transport undertakings in India today. Thanks to its Managing Director Gaurav Gupta’s pro-people approach and effort to leverage technology in achieving high deliverables, KSRTC has been termed as a trendsetter in the logistics of transporting people. The company has been making profits in the last few years – its last turnover was of र2000 crore. During the year 2010-11, it recorded the highest ever profit of र62 crore, thus wiping out the accumulated losses and making an accumulated profit of र43.75 crore in books. KSRTC is the first transport corporation in the country to have a Global Positioning System, General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) based passenger information and ITS system fitted in its vehicles. With its excellent track record in profitability, fuel efficiency and operational efficiency, it has achieved a position where other states look up to KSRTC for following its expertise in various fields. In an extended conversation with Mangala Chandran, Gupta unveiled his plans for making the success of KSRTC a global benchmark in Sustainable Transport.

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