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Revamping of Indian Transport Sector

Roads Australia (RA) is a non-profit, non-political industry association. Its members are drawn from all corners of the Australian road sector. This is an unusual association because it includes both the government and commercial representatives. RA is also a very active member of IRF. Two RA companies from Australia particularly have a long history of association. The Australian Road Research ...

Sustainable Mobility Initiatives in Hyderabad Metropolitan Area

As per the Comprehensive Transportation Study for HMA, sustainable transportation plans give emphasis for public transport and for transit oriented development. Prof CSRK Prasad, Head, Transportation division, Department of Civil Engineering , NIT, Warangal looks at the traffic scenario in Hyderabad. Hyderabad, the capital of the newly formed Telangana state, has evolved into a mega city over a period of ...

NEW METROPOLITAN DIMENSION: Smart or Intelligent?

Until London of Victorian times, there had been only two other cities larger than 700.000 inhabitants. They were Rome during the reign of Julius Cesar and the Chinese capital that had different locations with different dynasties. Victoria’s London grew from 600,000 to a million. Now we have 500. And we do not know, yet, how to handle them. Most of ...

Future Proof Platform that Connects Parking & Mobility

The aforementioned sensitivity to non-tech factors, that’s what clicked for team Get My Parking. They focused on how parking technology can be designed to make it work for the operators in the ever-changing consumer mobility space. It is this sensitivity and a big picture vision that have helped Get My Parking (GMP) to digitize 300+ parking lots with 85,000+ bays ...

Reducing false alarms with Deep Learning

The concept of Deep Learning takes inspiration from the way the human brain works. Our brains can be seen as a very complex deep learning model. Brain neural networks are comprised of billions of interconnected neurons; deep learning simulates this structure. These multi-layer networks can collect information and perform corresponding actions according to an analysis of that information. In the ...

IR’s first high-speed Electric Locomotive

Indian Railways’ all new 12,000 horsepower electric locomotive — being produced at Bihar’s Madhepura plant in collaboration with Alstom of France — is to be rolled out in March. The locomotive can run at speed of 120kmph. The new WAG 12 electric locomotive would be used to haul freight trains. It can haul about 9,000 tonnes of goods. The fleet ...

The 28th International ARRB Conference

Scheduled to be held from April 29 – May 2, the 28th International Australian Road Research Board Conference will connect researchers, practitioners, academia and industry to discuss “Next Generation Connectivity”. The event for the transport industry will take place after the commonwealth games in buzzing Brisbane. The conference focusses on the future of a connected Australia in transport & infrastructure. ...

Incident Management System of NHAI

The National Highways Authority of India is in the process of rolling-out an integrated setup through the Traffic Incident Emergency Management System (TIMS), where Incident Management Contractors will be appointed at a state/regional office level for providing ambulances, tow-away cranes and highway surveillance vehicles across all highways in the state / region, and a Regional Command and Control Centre for ...

IWAI engages KPMG as consultants

The Inland Waterways Authority of India has engaged KPMG to study and devise a framework for operationalization and maintenance of the assets being built on NW-1 under the World Bank funded Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP). This framework will include various institutional and operational models ranging from outsourcing to Special Purpose Vehicle formulation with participating states and other authorities like ...

Managing traffic real-time with Google data

The Kolkata Police wants to deal with the long vehicle queues at major traffic junctions in the city by introducing an inbuilt algorithm based on the using the Google line traffic data that can calculate the traffic queue at an intersection and predict the exact signal cycle according to the shifting real-time needs. Kolkata police has phased out standalone signals ...