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Making Indian cities liveable through A Good Parking Policy

Global experience shows that when parking policy is designed as a travel demand management tool, it reduces car usage, congestion, air emission and fuel usage. Anumita Rowchowdhury, Executive Director of Centre for Science and Environment, writes on these issues and more. A proper parking policy can address mobility crisis in Indian cities where cars are edging out public transport, walking ...

Providing rural road connectivity Using GPS and GIS in Gujarat

The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, launched in 2000 to provide all-weather road connectivity in rural areas of the country, has got a big boost in Gujarat. GPS was used in the state to prepare a GIS database for implementing the Yojana in all its districts. Rajmohan Kurup gives a step-by-step account of how the database for roads was created.

Improving Road Safety in India

Despite huge investment having been made towards improvement of road infrastructure in the country, road traffic fatalities have been on the rise. The worst victims are the Vulnerable Road Users. The approach towards road safety has to change, says A P Bahadur, PPP expert for Asian Development Bank, Haryana. India has now achieved the dubious distinction of having the highest ...

Traffic Dust Particles–As Dangerous as Vehicular Emissions

Have you ever wondered what the dirt kicked off by traffic running past you on the roads does to you every day? When it comes to health on roads, we always blame the vehicular pollution. Environmental damage caused by vehicle fumes has, for quite some time, been a major issue with governments, vehicle manufacturers and road safety organisations. But there ...

Turmeric leaf oil-A possible fuel for automobiles?

Nilesh Mundle, a pharmacy student, has advocated the use of turmeric oil extracted from discarded turmeric leaves as a possible bio-fuel for automobiles. His research paper was published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Phytopharmacological Research. The details. The production of crude oil has been decreasing all over the world with many studies indicating that the world may have ...

Public Transport Projects How to build the infrastructure facilities

Safety of construction crew and general public is important at the work sites of public transport projects. Since these are often mega projects, detailed planning is as important as effecting implementation of safety norms.  A few examples of the US states show how such planning helps. Since transportation is the bloodline of every economy, it is necessary to build roads, ...

Information Systems in the UK – a success story

Public Transport Information Systems in the UK are successful especially because of the use of digital medium and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Not only have these expanded enormously in recent years, they have also been a forum for good experimentation. Since the 1940s, the UK has had an extensive and largely comprehensive bus network in terms of area coverage, though frequency ...

Interview with : Ravi Agarwal, ‘Putting sensors on transport systems is a challenging task’

Pepperl+Fuchs India is well known for its wide range of sensors and RFID products. Ravi Agarwal, its Director (Asia–Pacific) says that the company’s long presence in India is a sign of its commitment and dedication towards the Indian market. You manufacture many types of industrial sensors for the traffic industry such as proximity sensors, vision sensors and rotary encoders. How ...

Panvel will soon boast of a Drivers’ Training Institute

Gurinder Singh Arora of Autocreates will start a Drivers’ Training Institute in Panvel, Maharashtra soon. Apart from the training they receive, the drivers will also undergo an image make-over lest they be treated in a crude manner on the highways by traffic inspectors, RTO officials and the police. It is no secret that India’s biggest challenge from the viewpoint of ...