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High quality tyres can reduce road fatalities

A recent study has found that having good quality tyres could greatly reduce the high percentage of fatal road accidents in India. The study, by Professor Horst Wildemann of the Technical University of Munich and Bridge to India, a consultancy that specialises in environmental technologies, points out that tyre quality has a significant effect on the optimum distance required for ...

Trans-shipment terminal proposed at Vizhinjam Port

Vizhinjam, a coastal town 16km south of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, is proposed to be developed as a future state-of-the-art greenfield deepwater port. The Government of Kerala is re-launching the project as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project. It has set up Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) as a special purpose company fully owned by the government with a mandate to ...

Brisa to begin operations in India

Encouraged by the increasing pace of privatisation of roads and highways in India and Turkey, Brisa Auto Estradas de Portugal SA, Portugal’s biggest toll-road company with significant operations in the United States and the Netherlands, is looking for opportunities to expand in these two countries. It has sold off a majority of its stake in Cia de Concessoes Rodoviarias SA, ...

Sahar runway being constructed

The international runway at Sahar, Mumbai is being reconstructed. The repair work is being carried out in three phases between September 2010 and July 2011. In the first phase, reconstruction of Runway 27 End (requiring shortening of runway 09/27 on the runway 27 end by 463 meters) is undertaken. Reconstruction of this end requires the change of runway gradient to ...

Avery Dennison’s India plans

“The Reflective Products Division of Avery Dennison (AD), USA, has a mission to help drivers around the world make it to their destinations safely. We design and manufacture pressure sensitive retro-reflective films used in traffic & highway signs, construction work zones, vehicle visibility, car licence plates and personal safety applications,” said Kelly Winegarden, General Manager, Reflective Films and Traffic & ...

India will reduce transport emission

India, the fourth largest greenhouse gas emitter of the world, will work with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the German NGO International Climate Initiative in designing low-carbon transport plans for major Indian cities. Through this three-year initiative, the country’s transport growth will be brought in line with its climate change programme. The project is a component of the ...

India’s first integrated show on traffic

Come February and all the roads will lead to NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi. For India’s first three-day integrated show on traffic, supported by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and by the National Highway Authority of India, gets off to a grand start on February 2. Organised by Virtual Info Systems (VIS), and TrafficInfraTech magazine, in association with ...

Citizens to help in traffic discipline

A group of working professionals has decided to bring some discipline on the roads and instill some traffic discipline among road users in Mumbai. Responsible Road Users Club (RRUC) launched a campaign which includes lane discipline, respect for zebra crossings, adequate distance between vehicles, less honking, no drunk driving and no bribes for traffic police. Last September the group began ...

Brazilian cities win Volvo safety award

The prestigious Volvo Road Safety award has been won by two Brazilian cities that are engaged in Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)’s Proactive Partnership Strategy. The award is given for excellence to professionals and communities in Brazil for effective safety practices. While Porto Alegre – the capital of the southern Brazilian state of  – won it in the ‘cities’ category, ...

ITS, Busan Taking a ride in a driveless train

The 17th ITS World Congress held at Busan, South Korea in October 2010 was an excellent opportunity to come face to face with the cutting-edge technologies in the transportation sector and applications of intelligent systems. The conference was attended by scholars, experts and policymakers from over 80 countries. Busan, a bustling city of approximately 3.6 million residents, is located on ...