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Friday , 24 May 2024

Making a point

Is it really, ‘Make in India’ products?

While the stakeholders in the Traffic mobility space are proud with the Government’s Atma Nirbhar Bharat and ‘Make in India’ initiatives, they are also concerned about the large volume of high-end technology products from other countries flooding the Indian Market and getting sold as Indian brand, writes Prasad Srinivasan, Director, Business Development, Steradian Semiconductors Private Limited. The biggest deception in ...

Customizing Traffic Enforcement Strategies

Traffic management in India is a complex and multifaceted challenge, given the country’s diverse cities and road environments. The need for effective traffic enforcement is undeniable, but the one-size-fits-all approach has often fallen short of addressing the unique characteristics of each city. Tushar Ranjan, Business Head, RexGen, India explores the importance of customizing traffic enforcement strategies, including the tendering process, ...

Making bus ride accessible and affordable

Shreya Gadepalli – Founder and Managing Trustee Urban Works Institute, talks about a 5-point agenda to transform public transport in Bengaluru and other cities and the Bus4us campaign Can we create a bus service that both—an eight-year-old and an 80-year-old—can use without assistance? The Bus4us BLR campaign engages citizens to have more buses, better buses, and faster buses. Bengaluru buses ...

Managing transport demand and traffic congestion: What can we learn from Bogotá?

Indian road freight rates are one of the lowest in the world and so are the warehousing rates, yet India has a high logistics cost component as a percentage of GDP. This paradox can only be explained by artificially marked up rail freight cost due to passenger cross subsidisation of passenger fares by railways and an extremely congested network of ...

Combined High Beam (upper) and Low Beam (dipper) switch to avoid accidents at night

Most of the drivers do not use dipper (low beam) headlamps of their vehicles in the night driving while approaching on the roads and highways. Most of the time, it is seen that vehicles approaching from the opposite side with high beam mode cause temporary blindness (glaring effect) creating conditions for any accidents. Dr. Prashant Dhanke, Assistant Professor- Chemical Engineering, ...

Walking the Talk: What Can We Learn from Germany’s New Pedestrian Policy Framework?

Germany has set an ambitious plan to make its streets friendlier and safer for pedestrians through strategic changes in land use, street infrastructure and other key areas informs Claudia Adriazola-Steil and Alejandro Schwedhelm Walking, as simple as it is, is key to many current urban issues. As car ownership grows, people are walking less and becoming less physically active generally, ...