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150 new buses in Surat

Surat Municipal Corporation will add around 150 buses to its existing fleet of city and BRTS buses by early 2019. With this the fleet size will increase to over 560. The civic body is planning to run more than 650 buses in the City on a daily basis with target of achieving ridership of 3.5– 4 lakh by the end ...

Integrated Road Transport body for Bengaluru

The Integrated Road Transport Authority to be operational next year in Bengaluru will bring different modes of urban mobility services under one umbrella. The government has prepared a draft bill and sought suggestions from stakeholders. As per the bill, IRTA is expected to address issues like lack of single-ticketing system, poor coordination among multiple agencies, inadequate information of transport services ...

Challenges to manage mobility as a service in a sustainable manner

Vincent Bourquin, Professor at the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg Switzerland, member of University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland writes that while technology has certainly helped to provide information content directly to the smartphones of users, enriching their travel experience, it did not exactly offer the necessary degrees of freedom to address the sustainability issues Worldwide, we ...

‘We want to manufacture high-speed Talgo coaches in India’

What is the specialty of these trains? What makes Talgo trains special is the rich history and 75 years of experience in designing railway rolling stock that has made the company and its technology recognizable on a global scale. Talgo was established in 1942 with a revolutionary concept of a light-weight and articulated train to improve passenger services of railway ...

Impact Assessment Methodology for a Connected ITS Corridor

Cooperative ITS (C-ITS) is a subset of ITS which involves communicating and sharing information between ITS-stations (such as personal devices, vehicles, roadside equipment and the back-office) to give advice or facilitate actions with the objective of improving safety, sustainability, efficiency and comfort beyond the scope of stand-alone systems. Trials on such systems are now being carried out in cities and ...

Urban Design Factors and the Use of Public Transport

As traffic congestion continues growing in urban areas, more and more people have realized that they should use public transport modes, such as metro, BRTS or buses, instead of private vehicles, because public transport modes are more efficient than private vehicles in terms of carrying and moving people with the same amount of road space. However, international experiences tell us ...

Outer Delhi set to get a smart city

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has come up with a plan to turn a 24,000 hectare area in Najafgarh, Kanjhawala and Narela into an integrated Smart City. The Smart City will have dedicated bicycle lanes, high frequency mass transport, 24×7 water and power to all households, no waterlogging, 100% internet coverage, 30 minutes emergency medical response time and facilities like ...

Hyderabad Metro Bringing in Lifestyle Changes

Hyderabad Metro Rail, a PPP project involving the Government of Telangana and L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (LTMRHL) is poised to give Hyderabad, India’s IT and pharmaceutical powerhouse, a people-friendly, green, seamlessly connected intermodal mass transit system. The project, one of the world’s largest PPP Metro project, aims to bring lifestyle changes in Hyderabad and transform it into the nation’s ...

“We are not building a metro:We are redefining Hyderabad”

As is known, Hyderabd Metro once completed will be one of the best mass rapid transport projects in the world, especially built on the PPP model. There are two hundred mass transit systems in the world and out of these, less than half a dozen are built on this model. Mostly, these are government funded and managed projects for the ...

Energy Cost in Metro Rail–Is it getting its due?

The energy consumed by trains is often neglected while arriving at cost of a mass transit project. The authors outline factors to be considered while arriving at estimates of energy consumption by rolling stock and during evaluation of bids for transit projects. Energy consumption by trains is a growing concern for operators and infrastructure administrators. Energy cost is 30-50% of ...

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