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Corner Guards

Corner Guards from Frontier Polymers are highly reflective all-weather guards which do not require any steel plate for installation. This makes them economical and maintenance free. They are manufactured from strong and durable plastic with good impact-resistant properties, and are tamper-resistant. They can be put both on circular and rectangular columns and are embedded with highly reflective material. The corner ...

Rigid Retro-Reflective Delineator

3M India Limited has brought out a new Rigid Retro-Reflective Delineator that promises to redefine safety provided by delineators. The Type-1 Diamond Grade reflective sheeting used in the delineator gives the product very high reflectivity. Its large reflective area of 235sqcm and the red-white colour combination ensures that the delineator is visible during day and night. It is lightweight, yet ...

Road Studs

Aloclite Road Studs (Model C-1210) from Ashu Enterprises are durable devices that provide day and night visibility in adverse weather conditions. These are reflectorised studs – they reflect light from the vehicle’s headlights back to the driver’s eyes. They provide a definitive and clear outline of pavement markings during the poor visibility conditions like fog, rain and darkness. They are ...

Barricades

Jumbo Barricade from Protek Traffic Devices Pvt Ltd is a heavy barricade built to withstand knocks from vehicles without easily falling down. Being a water-filled barricade with a capacity of 350 litres of water, it minimises the impact in case of collisions and reduces the possibility of serious injuries as against the concrete barriers. The perforations in the barricade allow ...

Interview with: Rajat Moona, Tackling glitches and taking technology to the masses

Prof Rajat Moona, with a B Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and a PhD in Computer Science & Automation from IISc Bangalore, is the recipient of IIT Kanpur’s prestigious If you think that the much needed Smart Cards for driving licences and tracking road offences cannot become a reality in India, then we must tell you that this technology has already been developed by IIT Kanpur in 2001 itself. It is on this very technology that the Ministry for Road Transport and Highways’ much hyped ‘Vahan Sarathi’ programme is based. And if you want to know if such a Smart Card can tell about offences committed in other states and is operable pan India, then ask Rajat Moona, the Director General of C-DAC, Pune. As Vidyottama Sharma did. The answer: Yes, it can tell you of offences committed in other States. He should know, for his former team at IIT Kanpur is the brain behind this technology that is operable throughout the country. Which leads us to the next most important question: Then, what are we waiting for?

Interview with: Gaurav Gupta, Transforming State Bus Transport Systems

With 33,800 workers and 7,000 buses carrying 2.5 million passengers daily and covering 25 lakh kms a day, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is one of the most profitable state transport undertakings in India today. Thanks to its Managing Director Gaurav Gupta’s pro-people approach and effort to leverage technology in achieving high deliverables, KSRTC has been termed as a trendsetter in the logistics of transporting people. The company has been making profits in the last few years – its last turnover was of र2000 crore. During the year 2010-11, it recorded the highest ever profit of र62 crore, thus wiping out the accumulated losses and making an accumulated profit of र43.75 crore in books. KSRTC is the first transport corporation in the country to have a Global Positioning System, General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) based passenger information and ITS system fitted in its vehicles. With its excellent track record in profitability, fuel efficiency and operational efficiency, it has achieved a position where other states look up to KSRTC for following its expertise in various fields. In an extended conversation with Mangala Chandran, Gupta unveiled his plans for making the success of KSRTC a global benchmark in Sustainable Transport.

‘SAFERBRAIN’ – A European Union Project

While many states and municipalities in India are still debating the pros and cons of various angles and policies on traffic management and road safety, the Pimpri-Chinchwad area of Pune has already begun taking long strides in these fields. Its ITS implementation based on the C-DAC applications has already been written about. Now, it is the Road Safety Audit of Pimpri-Chinchwad’s Bhakti-Shakti Junction that is the news of the day. TrafficInfraTech brings you an exclusive report.

Gas Detection Systems

Gas Detection System for Carbon Monoxide from Subtronics Pvt Ltd is very useful in detecting the highly toxic but colourless and odourless carbon monoxide in a mixture of different gases such as L.P.G., toluene, ammonia, hexane and alcohol vapours. It detects three different levels of concentration of the gas with dials in three different colours – green for 0-250ppm (low ...

Managing Indian Highways

Serious implementation of ATMS and strict action against traffic violators are extremely important for the management of traffic on Indian Highways.

Tolling Tricks & Trends

The installation of a manual or automatic toll collection system depends on many factors. The manual system is viable at places that have less traffic density & where the expected toll collection does not validate the implementation of a full-fledged computerised toll collection system while the automatic system can be applied only in areas that have a higher concentration of urban or frequent travellers. A look into these basic rules and a case study of the toll system at Beawar-Gomti Road Project.