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Intelligent surveillance system on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Faced with an ever-increasing number of accidents on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is planning to install an intelligent highway surveillance and management system on the premier expressway. The system will assist the highway police who have been facing severe limitations in traffic enforcement on the busy expressway. It will have high resolution cameras with ...

ANTS to solve traffic problems in Ahmedabad

Kishen Patel, a National Institute of Design (NID) graduate from Ankleshwar, has designed a new transit system for the city – Ahmedabad Nagar Transit System (ANTS) – which is based on the same principles of that of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), but tries to solve its flaws. Patel got the inspiration for ANTS from studying the communal behaviour of ...

Safety system in Noida

A total of 14 companies, including five foreign firms, have submitted proposals for setting up an integrated security and surveillance system in Noida. The high-tech system known as C4i – Command, Control, Communication, Computing and Intelligence – will add teeth to the police force, helping cops check crime and traffic offences. As part of the C4i projects, several hundred closed-circuit ...

TRL’s iMAAP commissioned in Himachal Pradesh

To help reduce the number of serious and fatal road traffic accidents Himachal Pradesh has commissioned iMAAP and iMAAP Mobile Solutions. Designed and developed by the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), iMAAP is a powerful new software solution for the management, analysis and evaluation of road traffic crash data. It will provide the Himachal Pradesh Government, Police, Road Authorities and ...

Now, get toll plaza info on smartphone

Road users can now check whether a toll plaza is operating legally and how much they should pay at each toll plaza. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has launched a portal and a mobile-based application that will help commuters locate all toll plazas on a stretch and the charges payable for each category of vehicle – car, jeep, ...

GE Aviation and AAI partner to advance RNP flight paths in India

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed an agreement with General Electric (GE) Aviation to expedite the implementation of required navigation performance (RNP) flight paths and improve airspace efficiency across the country. The RNP flight paths procedures enable to shorten the distance an aircraft has to fly en-route, reduce fuel consumption, lower emissions and noise pollution in nearby airports ...

Railways to speed up trains

Considering the massive cost of running bullet trains, the Railways has decided to move step-by-step, by taking up the task of upgrading speeds of existing trains to 160-200kmph. The Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) is working on a project to raise the speed on Delhi-Agra section to 160kmph and bring down the journey time from 130 minutes to less than ...

Glow-in-the-dark marks replace streetlights on Dutch Highway

These glow-in-the-dark road markings aren’t just pretty — they save money and energy, too. These luminescent strips replaced streetlights on a 0.3-mile stretch of highway in the Netherlands, part of an experiment that might change the way roads are illuminated across the globe. The roads markings, which went into effect Sunday night, might even one day be able to include ...

Chicago testing mobile parking app

A new cell phone app which would allow Chicago drivers to pay for a parking meter — or add time to avoid a ticket — is undergone a test drive in a three week pilot programme in West Loop, west of the Loop, Chicago’s central business district. The app – ParkChicago – has been developed by the company Chicago Parking ...

Road Safety Week

India has reported the highest number of road accident fatalists in the world. As per the directive from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, National Road Safety Week was observed all over India from January 11-17. The 25th Road safety week saw States/UTS/NGOs and other stakeholders/agencies involved in road safety undertake various activities aimed at promoting road safety. The ...