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Is Equitable Transport Facility for Mumbai Possible?

Will Metro Plan really address the Mobility issues of Mumbai even after huge investment in Mumbai Metro? What about the hardship citizens will have to undergo during long construction phase? Will commuting in Mumbai ever be safe and comfortable leave aside pleasurable? Sudhir Badami questions Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is about 460 square kilometer in size while the ...

Dovetailing Smart Streets

With the launch of Smart Cities initiative, projects of varied nature leveraging technology have been conceptualized and planned for implementation across the country. Smart streets is one such measure which is common amongst the projects underway. There are several measures planned for implementation. Praful Gharpure ,Architect – Urban Planner, Infrastructure Planning & Development Division, Tata Consultancy Services, Nagpur looks at ...

MULTIMODAL INTEGRATION: The Challenge of Institutional Integration

During a session on Multimodal transport at TrafficInfraTech Expo, the panelists M Ramsekhar, Managing Director and CEO, Delhi Integrated Multimodal Transit System, NVS Reddy, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd., Pravin Goyal, Director-Systems, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd, Pawan Mulukutla, Head – Integrated Transport at WRI India Sustainable Cities and R Venkatesh, Director, Maganetic Autocontrol discussed how different components of multimodality ...

Shared, Connected & Electric Mobility

In his special address at the TrafficInfraTech Conference in September 2017, Anil Srivastava, Adviser (Infrastructure Connectivity), NITI Aayog talked about the shift which is taking place from the conventional internal combustion engine to the zero-emission vehicle. In the next 10 to 20 years, the electric car market is expected to transit from early deployment to mass market adoption. So, what ...

MULTIMODAL INTEGRATION: Pre-requisite for the success of Urban Mass Transit

To unleash the full potential of public transport systems in achieving sustainable mobility, it is necessary to induce a modal shift among the growing numbers of urban commuters that use personal vehicles to get around. But for that, public transportation has to match the comfort and convenience of personal vehicles, write WRI’s Chaitanya Kanuri and Pawan Mulukutla. Urban mass transportation ...

Personalised Transport to Shared Mobility

Opening the session ‘Mobility as a Service’ at the Conference during TrafficInfraTech and Parking InfraTech Expo 2017 in Hyderabad Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary (Transport), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways stressed on the need for shared mobility and public mobility reforms and to reduce our dependence on private ownership of the vehicles. A study conducted in 2013 on Vadodara-Mumbai sector, ...

Mobility as a Service Need, Opportunities & Challenges in India

Upgrading Indian transportation will help improve ridership, but it is not easy? The country needs an integrated mechanism that enables commuters to use transport providing higher convenience, thus increasing the ridership in public transport and hence the revenue for government says, Abbas Ravat, Director, Product Marketing, KPIT Technologies Ltd India is witnessing a rapidly growing urban population (590 million by ...

Transportation as a Services

Tomorrow’s transportation is poising towards a radical change that could influence various spectrum of life and technology. Today the transportation is mainly product centric; and we talk about Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) aiming to provide innovative services relating to different modes of transport and traffic management. The current approach is vehicle-level focused, independent, unconnected and subject to behaviors and decisions. ...

Power Electronics bag orders for AVLS for Nagpur Smart City

Power Electronics, pioneers in introducing LED Destination Display signs in India with over 18000 buses on their list (incorporating ITS and AVLS), have bagged the contract for supply of Automatic Vehicle Location Solution (AVLS) to L&T. After supplying their first order in July, they are all geared up for the supply of their second order. Power Electronics, well known for ...

Knowledge Sessions that were a class apart

Seminars have always been the USP of TrafficInfraTech and ParkingInfraTech Expos. This year was no different. The topmost policymakers and who’s who of the traffic sector gathered for some serious discussions on various burning issues in the traffic/ transport industry. The inaugural day saw none other than Yudhvir Singh Malik, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways deliver his Chief ...