Wednesday , 23 October 2019

Tag Archives: Traffic Congestion

UK city to test traffic congestion technology

Newcastle University in the UK, along with the Newcastle City Council, have developed a new technology to reduce traffic congestion. The new satellite navigation technology which will be tested in the city will enable motorists to adjust the speed of their vehicles in order to pass through a series of traffic lights on green. The project which is designed to ...

Sydney to reintroduce trams

The New South Wales provincial government in Australia has announced a $1.6 billion plan to run trams (light rail transit) on a 12km stretch. As per the plan almost half of George Street in Sydney?s Central Business District will be restricted to just pedestrians and trams. The government hopes to reduce traffic congestion in Sydney and introduce a fast and ...

Barapullah road project ? Afcons Infrastructure is lowest bidder

Afcons Infrastructure is most likely to be awarded the contract for constructing the second phase of the Barapullah elevated road in Delhi, after having emerged as the lowest bidder. The second phase will see the elevated road being extended till the INA market on Aurobindo Marg and will also merge with the surface level there. An additional elevated loop will ...

Chandigarh to get ring roads

The government of Punjab and the Union Territory administration of Chandigarh are planning to construct ring roads in the city. The project, if approved and implemented, will see a significant reduction in traffic congestion in the city, especially on some of its arterial roads such as Madhya Marg and Dakshin Marg. The city?s Master Plan has proposed a ring road ...

Plan for easing traffic in Jaipur

A plan to ease traffic congestion in Jaipur and increase the speed of vehicles by up to 30% has been drawn up by a team consisting of Bajrang Lal Swami, a professor in civil engineering from the Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), and Ritu Sharma and Hemant Sharma, both engineers from the Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Project (RUIDP). The plan, ...

Ring roads for Jammu & Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir government has approved the construction of a र30 billion road project to construct ring roads to reduce traffic congestion and provide commuters with alternative routes. In the first phase of the project a 34.72km road will be built in Srinagar, the state capital, The road will have four lanes initially, which can be expanded to six ...

Gurgaon Expressway introduces decongestion measures

Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity (DGSCL), the concessionaire for the Gurgaoan Expressway, in collaboration with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the Gurgaon Police will introduce measures to reduce traffic congestion on the expressway. The first measure is constructing eight toll booths for vehicles coming from Udyog Vihar in Gurgaon towards Delhi. The second measure is to open the toll ...

Yamuna Expressway- Concrete corridor with integrated ITS Systems

Yamuna Expressway, in the State of Uttar Pradesh, is an ITS marvel. The 165kms long Expressway that was thrown open to the public on August 9 this year, and has cost the Jaypee Group `11,000 crore, is the country’s longest six-laned (extendable to eight lanes) access controlled concrete pavement stretch and is signal-free. It has reduced the distance between Agra and Delhi to around 211kms and the travel time between the two cities to 150 minutes, and between Greater Noida and the tourist hotspot to just 90 minutes. TrafficInfraTech took a ride on the Expressway on the eve of its inauguration. The Zero point being blocked for arrangements for the opening ceremony, the onward journey towards the control room at first main Toll Plaza located at Jewar (38kms from Greater Noida), took the vehicle through underpasses, service roads, the villages and of course, along Jaypees’s Buddh International Formula one track. Mangala Chandran on the experience and the technological marvel that is Yamuna Expressway.

Sydney to get electronic freeway management system

The M4 motorway in Sydney will get a new electronic freeway management system. The system, funded by the Australian federal government and the provincial government of New South Wales, will reduce traffic congestion and lead to quicker traffic movement. The system includes CCTVs, entry ramp signalling and digital message signs to provide live traffic updates and signs indicating variable speed ...

Auto rickshaw, taxi parking to be mandatory for Mumbai malls

It may become mandatory for malls in the country’s financial capital to provide parking for auto rickshaws and taxis, if a new policy proposed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) comes into effect. The proposal is part of the Maharashtra government’s plans to decongest the city’s roads. The government has held meetings with all the stakeholders and has reviewed presentations ...

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