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Public Transport SOPs

Public Transport SOPs

As part of a webinar series to help Indian cities develop COVID-19 transport solutions, the first one focused on Public Transport SOPs to ensure the safety of crew and passengers. The series is presented by Smart City Mission, the Government of India and Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in partnership with the Transport & ICT Group of the ...

Traffic and Revenue – Highways Sector

The Impact of COVID-19 on road sector is upsetting and revenues are choked as the tolling across plaza was suspended in order to stop the spread of the virus. However now the lockdowns are getting relaxed, tolling is allowed and traffic is slowly coming up on road again though passenger car traffic is almost negligible. Dr. Zafar Khan, Head – ...

Smart Cities: Replanning and Rethinking Mobility strategies

Smart Cities: “ Replanning and Rethinking Mobility strategies

These pandemic days are posing challenges to Smart Cities too. Traffic levels and mobility patterns can alter, as digital transformation takes hold. What are the challenges? We have here the views of Raj Cherubal, CEO, Chennai Smart City and Sameer Bhatnagar, Partner- Transport& Logistics, KPMG, India Contrary to what may be expected in the era of social distancing, it is ...

EESL, BSNL to set up 1000 EV charging stations

EESL, BSNL to set up 1000 EV charging stations

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of four National Public Sector Enterprises under Ministry of Power, Government of India, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), for the installation of 1,000 public EV charging stations to boost e-mobility adoption across India. Under this partnership, EESL will set up public charging stations in ...

Preparations for re -opening of Delhi Metro

As par the reports ,the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has recommended a phased opening of Delhi Metro services after the end of lockdown, with thermal screening of passengers at entry points to the metro station. There would be  two sets of PPEs at each station to handle any passenger with symptoms and  face shield or visor by frisking and ...

Accelerating Infrastructure Projects

The Road Transport, Highways and MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari has stated  we could well use the current Covid-19 crisis and turn it into an opportunity to address a number of other problems which include roadblocks in highway projects in the country as well as the issue of stranded migrant labourers in many states.  Gadkari said that talks are underway with ...

NHAI to compensate toll operators

The government is considering to compensate toll operators for the losses incurred in the wake of suspension of toll charges on national highways. As per the reports National Highways Authority of India is likely to make payments to toll operators for the losses incurred during the period. The NHAI had rolled out the electronic toll collection programme across India in ...

Pune Metro Project

Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited has announced a letter of acceptance (LoA) to Honeywell Automation India Ltd for the contract for the supply of telecommunication systems for Maha Metro’s Pune Metro project in Feb 2020.  In July 2019, Maha-Metro had floated tender for supply, design, manufacture, installation, testing & commissioning of telecommunication systems for Pune Metro project.  The Pune Metro project  is ...

Roads & flyover construction continues at Telangana amid lockdown

Amid lockdown, the municipal authorities in the Telangana capital are making most to complete the construction of roads and flyovers or repair and re-carpet damaged stretches and lay the water and sewerage pipelines. Immediately after lockdown came into effect, Municipal Administration Minister K.T. Rama Rao sensed an opportunity to speed up and complete the pending road and flyover works including ...

Toll Enforcement Tower

Toll Enforcement Tower

Speed cameras that don’t flash? This is the way the truck toll works Almost four meters high, painted blue-green and equipped with four sensor windows: Colorful enforcement towers can be seen along the roadsides of German highways. New measuring instruments for speed enforcement? No, because they don’t measure the speed, but check the weight classes of the vehicles. The blue ...