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Cable stayed-bridge

For its Mumbai Metro project on Jog Flyover across the Western Express Highway in Andheri, the Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL), a joint venture between Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra) and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) plans to erect a cable-stayed bridge. Construction of the 38-metre-high, 175-metre-long Bridge, is likely to be completed by February 2011.

Road Safety Plan

Government is working on finalising a complete Road Safety Action Plan. This follows the introduction of a bill to create a National Road Safety and Traffic Management Board in the Lok Sabha in May this year. The government intends to make an annual provision of Rs.250 crore for the plan. The mandate for the bill is conducting of regular safety ...

Electronic toll collection system by 2012

An electronic toll collection (ETC) system, to be introduced by the government in 2010, will not only help save fuel but also reduce commuting time. The equipment to be used for the system is based on Radio Frequency Identification technology. It will transmit the identity of an object or a person by wireless, using radio waves, to the data centre. ...

Second Traffic Infra Tech Expo

If the success of the first TrafficInfraTech Expo held in February this year in New Delhi is any measure, the second one scheduled for May 2012 at Mumbai promises to be a great show. It is already generating greater expectations. For many traffic companies, it is a coming back to a different region and for the new exhibitors, it is ...

Guangzhou’s BRTS experiment

In the past two years, China has become the world’s fastest-growing market for high-speed city buses. So, despite the Chinese wanting to join the international bandwagon of adding to the already existing two billion cars, this parallel arrangement of BRTS has proved to be a boon to the users of congested roads. Early this year, the southern city of Guangzhou ...

Designing Infrastructure for Bicycles

Delhi’s successful experimentation with providing the much needed infrastructure for cyclists needs to be replicated in other cities of India as well. Apart from reducing the traffic load on the roads, it will lead to environmental benefits too.