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Tag Archives: Urban Mobility

India’s Urban Mobility Conundrum in Post COVID World-Mitigation Strategies and Role of Technology

Combat tactics necessitated by COVID-19 including social distancing, lockdowns, travel restrictions, and the aftermath resulted in double whammy for the social and economic structure of society. These situations are forcing us towards a complete revamp on the way we conduct ourselves in our day to day socio-economic interactions and personal hygiene. Swift adaptation of work from home, on-line classrooms, e-commerce, ...

Multi-modal Transport and Urban Mobility:Smart approaches with Video Analytics

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Nagendra Reddy, Partner, DataFromSky Today, we have access to data, connectivity and digital tools allowing us to bring together a rich understanding of our urban systems and transport networks. These insights enable decision makers to drive change and influence positive outcomes when considering some of our the most pressing problems in the mobility space. Nagendra Reddy, Partner, DataFromSky writes on ...

New Neo Metro

Also released at the Urban Mobility Conference was the “Standards Specifications for Neo Metro”, a low cost urban transit system aimed at cities with population less than 10 lakhs or suburbs of bigger cities. Metro Neo, much lighter, and smaller than the conventional metro, has rubber tyre electric coaches that are powered by an overhead traction system. In addition to ...

Future Mobility

At the Urban Mobility Conference held in New Delhi early November, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, stated that Future Mobility is all about striving towards environment friendly, integrated, automated and personalized travel on-demand. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, India is likely to create behavioural changes in urban mobility. There is opportunity to guide the recovery of urban ...

Urban Mobility in Pandemic times

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A Case Study of Silk Board Junction, Bengaluru R M. Alagappan After months long national lockdown, the state governments have relaxed many restrictions including the functioning of all offices and partial operation of public transport. However many IT/ITES companies are still continuing the Work From Home Schedule. Educational Institutions are closed. Are these changes really creating any paradigm shift in ...

Interview “Last-mile connectivity attracts commuters to the Metro service”

In an exclusive interview, Padma Vibhushan awardee and the Metro man of India Dr E Sreedharan, speaks to Rahul Kamat about Metro policy, and how the government can make Metro projects play a vital role in improving urban mobility, reduce road accidents and pollution levels What are some of the key digital management initiatives and how the same can benefit ...

Mega Highway Plan

As far as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is concerned the sweep of it’s mandate is very wide. It was exactly one year back on October 24, 2017, that a plan was put in place to develop close to 35,000kms of National Highways as part of Bharatmala in addition to the roads which were taken up under various ...

Smart City Experiences Challenges, Benefits and Future Settings

T Krishna Prasad, Director General of Police and Chairman – Road Safety Authority, Government of Telangana, kicked off the session with his thoughts on the importance of mobility in Smart Cities by first defining what a Smart City is. According to him, there is no single definition, but to put it simply, if the citizens are happy, comfortable and convenienced, ...

NEW METROPOLITAN DIMENSION: Smart or Intelligent?

Until London of Victorian times, there had been only two other cities larger than 700.000 inhabitants. They were Rome during the reign of Julius Cesar and the Chinese capital that had different locations with different dynasties. Victoria’s London grew from 600,000 to a million. Now we have 500. And we do not know, yet, how to handle them. Most of ...

Dovetailing Smart Streets

With the launch of Smart Cities initiative, projects of varied nature leveraging technology have been conceptualized and planned for implementation across the country. Smart streets is one such measure which is common amongst the projects underway. There are several measures planned for implementation. Praful Gharpure ,Architect – Urban Planner, Infrastructure Planning & Development Division, Tata Consultancy Services, Nagpur looks at ...