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Walking through Austria

Vienna: A traveller?s delight Vienna is an ideal city to be emulated for multimodal transport, says Bina C Balakrishnan. Here, she writes an experiential piece on how, despite being new to the city, she could comfortably travel using public transport ? without any fear of a motorist hitting her on the street, and could get information on the modes of ...

Improving the Efficiency of Bus Transport in India

As safe and improved public transport debate gains momentum, there is a growing need to improve the efficiency of bus transport in India. U Sudhakar Rao, Executive Director, Association of State Road Transport Undertakings addresses the issue.

French solution for Mitigating environmental impact of aviation infrastructure

Among the European companies bringing in solutions to ease traffic, improve efficiency, manage traffic and protect environment, is ENVISA. The French company is introducing in India a unique tool for better understanding the environmental and operational risks resulting from current transportation modes and other industries : Envisa?s web-platform.

Interview with: David Moszkowicz, Planning and Scheduling are important for optimising Services

  Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in India have got a fillip with Mysore being chosen as the model city for implementing new technologies for Public Transport. A French company, Lumiplan, is introducing a unique Planning and Scheduling solution, HEURES, for KSRTC?s ITS implementation in Mysore City. Vidyottama Sharma speaks with David Moszkowicz, Managing Director of Lumiplan ITS India.   Why ...

Human waste powers car in UK

A modified Volkswagen Beetle car, called the Bio-Bug, runs on methane gas extracted from human waste in the UK. The breakthrough is achieved by GENeco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water, a water supply and sewerage utility company in Somerset, UK, writes Rajmohan Kurup.

Interview with: Kevin Kelly, ITS In Parking, India is going in the wrong direction

India, with over 65 cities that boast a population of over a million, faces a huge challenge in managing its traffic. Parking plays a major role here and many European companies have been conducting reconnaissance in India to explore the growing opportunities for providing their parking solutions. Vidyottama Sharma met with Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, GlobeTech Parking Solutions, Ireland who had many an observation to make on the parking scene in India.

A significant growth in road traffic in India presents a good opportunity for the ITS business

Ramakrishna Sachdev, Director?Marketing and Finance, Steria India describes the opportunities for ITS service providers in India and the company?s solutions for the market?both existing and potential ones What are some of the unique features of the ITS solutions that Steria India provides for transportation agencies? Steria Intelligent Transportation solutions enable the secure movement of people, products and vehicles. From the ...

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS, ITS will remove a lot of problems from the cities: R K Singh

Raj Kumar Singh, Director,(Urban Transport), Ministry of Urban Development is on a five-year deputation to MoUD from IIT Roorkee. He talks on various ITS initiatives of the Minsitry.     What initiatives is the Ministry of Urban Development taking for implementing ITS in India? We have already started one project at Mysore City. We are studying that. Another project is ...

Fifth Urban Mobility Conference and Expo held

Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India organised the fifth edition of Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo in Delhi in December 2012. Spread over four days, UMI had speakers from various countries and the conference was addressed by two ministers: Kamalnath, Minister for Urban Development and Ajay Maken, Minister for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA). While ...