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HMRTC to implement Metro rail corridor

According to the Haryana Government, Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation (HMRTC) will be implementing the revised Gurugram-Manesar-Bawal metro project instead of HSIIDC. The decision was taken after the approving major changes in the existing alignment plan of the proposed Huda City Centre-Gurugram Railway Station Metro corridor. As per the revised plan, the Metro route will now start from the Gurugram ...

GHMC to frame policy for multi-level smart parking

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is all set to frame a policy and guidelines for multi-level a smart car parking, particularly on vacant land. According to GHMC, the envisaged model would not necessary based on revenue, but would ensure required facilities and safety of vehicles provided at parking lots. Through this policy, interested landowners would sign an agreement with global ...

Gadkari to review 500 projects worth Rs 3 lakh cr

To iron out issues and explore a way forward for pending projects, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport &Highways and MSME will chair a two-day review meeting of all on-going projects of  NHAI / MoRTH. On Day – One, projects of South Zone (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Pondicherry, Karnataka) and Central Zone (Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and ...

WB to aid Rs 630Cr for water transport project in Assam

World Bank has signed a loan agreement with the Government of India and the Government of Assam for funding Rs 630Cr modernization of water transport project in the state. The project will support the Government of Assam’s efforts to corporatize its own ferry activities. The Assam Shipping Company (ASC) will operate the government ferries and the Assam Ports Company (APC) ...

ITS:The way forward to a smart travel

Intelligent Transportation Systems are the need of the hour in today?s travel scenario. Vidyottama Sharma on why are they needed, why is India lagging behind in their use and what solutions can be adopted for their better use.

Decade of Action for Road Safety-Saving millions of lives across the decade

The Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011?2020), launched in 2011 by the United Nations, is an opportunity for countries to stop and reverse the current trend of alarming increase in road accidents. A one-year progress update by Dr Etienne Krug, Director, Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, World Health Organisation. On May 11, 2011 governments around the ...

Case Study: New Delhi, Parking:Policies, problems and potential solutions

Delhi faces a chronic shortage of residential parking space as noticed in a survey conducted by the authors. After a detailed study, they recommend an overhaul of parking policies, a shift from personal to shared parking and integrating parking with the interchange points of the public transport networks as far as possible. Delhi is one of the few metropolitan cities ...

Case Study:Abu Dhabi, Bringing order to Abu Dhabi?s Parking System

This study describes the work undertaken to introduce a comprehensive system of parking management to the City of Abu Dhabi. At the outset, the task was to implement a citywide parking management system as a single project. This would be equivalent to introducing the entire central London parking system, which has developed over 50 years, as a single project in ...

ITS for Inter-Urban Highways: The Indian Perspective

ITS has the potential to be a game changer for the Indian highway infrastructure industry. Prof. P K Sikdar and Punnet S Bindra, President and Vice President of Intercontinental Construction & Technocrats Pvt Ltd, take a look at its history so far, different uses, challenges and the potential. The term intelligent transportation system (ITS) refers to the efforts to add ...

Mysore becomes the first official Indian city to implement ITS

While optimum use of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for improvement of traffic conditions and safety of road, rail, air and water commuters is much debated in the country, the state of Karnataka has taken the lead in trying to make one of its cities an ITS city. Under the aegis of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), and as part of the GEF-SUTP Programme, Mysore City has been chosen to be India?s first major ITS city, with the backing of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. S Mallikarjuna, Chief Mechanical Engineer (P) who has put in 32 years at KSRTC and is the Head of its Project Implementation Unit, writes exclusively for TrafficInfraTech on the process of making Mysore an ITS City.