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Rickshaws for Last Mile Connectivity

As the name signifies, last mile connectivity (LMC) implies connecting services to the end point. In the context of urban transport, the term finds relevance in public transit systems where it is referred to as both the initial and the final leg of delivering connectivity – from origin to transit system and from transit system to destination. Last mile connecting ...

Central Traffic Management Centre at Pune Commissionerate

The city police of Pune recently inaugurated the newly constructed building of the Central Traffic Management Centre in the premises of the Pune police commissionerate. The ultra-modern traffic management centre has been constructed at a cost of Rs 50 lakh which has a giant screen on a wall with multiple monitoring systems. Live feed of 1,230 CCTV cameras located on ...

Smart Parking System and App for Bengaluru

A smart parking system assisted by an app will put an end to parking woes in Bengaluru. Introduced by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the systems will be installed in the heart of the city. The first automated on-street pay-parking facility will be implemented in 85 places. With the help of the electronic sensors installed at the parking spot, ...

Water Metro terminals to come up at Vyttila, Fort Kochi

While the ferry terminal at Vyttila will be located inside the mobility hub, the one planned at Fort Kochi will come up near the new RO-RO vessel terminal. These terminals will ensure better connectivity between various modes of public transport in the city. The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) officials said they have already reached an understanding with Vyttila Mobility ...

ITMS for Agra Civic body

The Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to upgrade traffic signals under the integrated traffic management system (ITMS), which will help in better vehicular movement. The  corporation will equip 22 major crossings with advanced traffic lights. The first pair of advanced traffic lights will be installed at Sai ki Takia junction, will work on solar power. All crossings quipped with ...

Habibganj railway station to be redeveloped

Habibganj railway station in Madhya Pradesh is slated to don a new look by end of 2018. A 3,024sqm concourse will be built for the passengers to lounge around; there will be six lifts, 11 escalators, three travelators, two pedestrian subways, one parcel corridor, a walkway, and a 14,037sqm parking area that will accommodate 284 cars, 839 two-wheelers and five ...

MoRTH to build 24800km of NHs

Under the first phase of the Bharatmala project, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will be building 24,800kms of national highways. The government had also identified 208 sites to construct road-over-bridges along the highways under the Setu-Bharatam project. The government has also finished the inspection of 1.6 lakh bridges across the country under the Integrated Bridge Management System. Currently, 1,457 ...

TrafficinfratechExpo & Parking Infratech Expo 2015

  With over 60% of the exhibition space already booked by companies – both national and international – expectations and excitement have already set in. The exhibiting companies represent a wide spectrum of segments covering traffic management, safety systems and products, barriers, ITS, signage, infrastructure, toll collection and management, vehicle tracking systems, data collection, traffic sensors, speed enforcement systems, multilevel ...

Centre may relax funding norms for Metro projects

The Urban Development Ministry is considering a proposal to relax the population criterion for Metro rail projects, given the increasing demand for Metro projects in the country. Currently, Metro projects are approved for cities with population of 20 lakh or more, the new proposal would reduce this to 10 lakh.

Government approves 100% FDI in Railways

The Union government recently approved 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in railways for building railway infrastructure. The move will allow the Railways, currently facing an acute shortage of funds, to implement crucial projects related to electrification, high-speed tracks and suburban corridors. Another area that would benefit is last-mile connectivity projects meant to boost business activity in and around ports and ...