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Tag Archives: Safety

Integrating women’s concerns in public transport

Since December 2012, there has been increased attention to women’s experience of public transport. While the demand to make public transport safer for women is rightly emphasized, there is a need for a holistic approach to “engender public transport” i.e. making men and women’s concerns an integral part of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (UNESCO 1997) of public transport. ...

Coaches for Kochi Metro

Soon the production of rolling stocks for the Kochi metro rail will begin at the Alstom facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The Kochi Metro Rail Limited is in the final stages of fixing the design of coaches, which will be unveiled within a few weeks. The cost of manufacturing each of the coaches, which will conform to the global ...

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 ...

Making Roads Safer

With its size, population, diversity, urbanization and motorization, road safety is set to be one of India’s biggest emerging challenges. Maruti Suzuki runs a large nationwide road safety programme that focuses on providing scientific driving training and generating awareness amongst masses on safe driving. As per the MoRTH report, total of 4, 97,686 road accidents were reported in India in ...

Preparing for World Cup and Olympic Games: Rio de Janeiro Explores American Hovercraft Technology to Solve Transportation Woes!

While Brazil’s earlier efforts at providing hovercrafts to its travelling populace have always stopped at some point or the other, this time round the water transportation option seems to be bearing fruit in its second largest city – Rio de Janeiro. The fact that over 5,00,000 temporary visitors are expected to visit the city for the 2014 football World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games could be one of the reasons for the step.

TrafficInfraTech Expo 2012 – Day 3: Highlights

Challenges facing ITS “Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications are supposed to reduce congestion and help in inter-modal integration across concerned agencies & institutions. But despite all the technology available, the traffic industry is not experiencing the advantages of ITS. The problem is there are no common guidelines for ITS in the country and no national ITS architecture. These need to ...

Chennai’s 14 level crossings to be manned

The Southern Railway will convert 14 of the 58 unmanned level crossings in the Chennai division into manned crossings by the end of the current financial year. It hopes to have personnel posted at all the crossings in the division by 2015. More than one million passengers using suburban trains in the Chennai division face a significant risk to life ...

Delhi airport inducts turn-table ladder for fire-fighting

The Delhi International Airport has enhanced its fire-fighting capacities with the acquisition of a sophisticated turn-table ladder (TTL), the first of its kind in the country. The TTL can be raised to a height of about 32 metres and can be used in both horizontal and vertical directions. It is very useful in rescuing people trapped in tall structures such ...

Mock fire drills held at Bangalore railway station

Alarmed by the recent rise in fire accidents in trains, the Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Service, in collaboration with the Fire and Security Association of India, recently conducted a mock fire safety drill at Bangalore City Railway Station. The mock rescue began with evacuating passengers from a railway coach. They were then shifted to an ambulance for receiving first ...

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