If the government and enforcement agencies make up their mind to do so, reducing accidents and enforcing traffic discipline is not a difficult task to handle. Ashok Datar, Chairman, Mumbai Environmental Social Network, writes on how IT can be used for better compliance with law in mega cities.
For a safe and sustainable Chennai Pedestrian Safety is the key
Despite various measures being adopted by the Tamil Nadu government in Chennai, the road fatality rate hasn?t reduced much. Roshan Toshniwal, Consultant with Transparent Chennai, CDF (Centre for Development Finance), IFMR takes a detailed look into the real problems plaguing road safety and advocates safe pedestrian infrastructure strongly.
Safety in trains Playing with Fire
Fire safety in trains is an oft-neglected issue in India. While train accidents take place a little too often for various reasons, fire safety needs a serious looking into and quick remedial action. Our trains still run on archaic systems that nearly overlook fire safety norms. Solutions are available. Only, they need to be followed in spirit, says Vidyottama Sharma.
Five ways to Distinguish a good Mobile DVR
With the continuously rising road accidents and the danger of violent attacks in the country there is a need for effective and continuous traffic surveillance on the roads. The advantages of stable power supply, high vibration resistance and a wide range of reliable data transmission options make mobile Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) an effective solution for this purpose.
?Security and surveillance products are very important today?
Iqbal Singh Jagdeva, Managing Director, Turbo Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd talks about the importance of security and surveillance products for the transportation industry What, according to you, is the importance of security and surveillance products for the transportation sector? Security and surveillance products are as important for the transportation sector as they are, for example, for offices, industries and homes. ...
There should be zero tolerance to traffic offences
Jagdeep Desai, Architect and Secretary & Founder Trustee, Forum for Improving Quality of Life in Mumbai, feels our laws are not inadequate but often, the enforcement agencies are inefficient. Here, he gives multi-pronged precautionary and remedial measures for road safety. Planning, administrative and enforcement authorities seem to make solutions as visible as possible to the public in order to show ...
Technology for Mobile Traffic Enforcement
Anywhere Enforcement, which means enforcement at random locations, is a practice that is catching up in India. It uses the deployment of a latest technology package – the Interceptor. The Interceptor is a purpose-configured integrated system that comprises an appropriate vehicle platform, enforcement equipment, accessories, comforts and conveniences for enhancing the practice of Anywhere Enforcement.
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.
TrafficInfraTech Expo: Seminar: May 19, 2012
The session on the topic ‘The need for, challenges in and advantages of achieving Unified ITS Solutions for Highway & Urban Traffic in India’ was moderated by Sanjeev Kumar Lohia, Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Urban Transport Development and Ex-Officio Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. The panelists were Vivek Phansalkar, Joint Commissioner of Police – Traffic, Mumbai; Dr CSRK Prasad, Professor & Head, Transportation Division, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Warangal; Rish Malhotra, Business Director of International Road Dynamics (South East India); Dr Vishwanath, Former Director, (Engineering Services and Projects), Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai; and Ravi Kumar, Joint Director and Project Leader for the collaborative intelligent transportation system in India, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Thiruvananthapuram.
The challenges were the ambitious timelines: Reshma Desai
Efkon India has provided integrated ITS solutions for the Yamuna Expressway. Reshma Desai, Director, Efkon India gives the details in this interview to TrafficInfraTech. You have provided integrated ITS solutions to Yamuna Expressway. Please elaborate on the various subsystems and the challenges involved. Is this the first time you are doing such massive integration? Jaypee group awarded Efkon India to ...