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Bhubaneswar to have CPCS

The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) had recently floated tender for implementation of Common Payment Card System (CPCS), which would enable citizens with payment options for services offered by multiple agencies – Public Health Engineering Organsation (PHEO), Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) and parking charges besides public transport. The proposed CPCS can be used to travel by the city-based transport ...

Intelligent Communication Technology (ICT) for improving Public Transport Integration

The bus transport reform in Seoul came together at many levels including the establishment of a new institutional and regulatory framework, the restructuring of operation and management of bus services, and the alignment of the investment programs to environmental concerns while ensuring greater quality of services for consumers. Seoul’s Transportation Overview In the early 1950s Seoul began to reform its ...

Transforming Thiruvananthapuram

The Thiruvananthapuram City Road Improvement Project (TCRIP), the maiden venture of Kerala Road Fund Board involving a 42km stretch, is nearing completion. The Project has given the Kerala capital city a world-class ambience. The directive by the Ministry of Urban Development to emulate the Thiruvananthapuram Model is a recognition that the Government of Kerala and the Concessionaire – Thiruvananthapuram Road ...

Reviving Road Infrastructure sector in India–Challenges & Concerns

The article takes a look into the challenges facing the Road Infrastructure sector in India and possible solutions. Nitin Gadkari, the new Union Minister, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping recently undertook a state-wise review of the national highways projects and analysed targets and achievements of these projects. The slow progress in the completion of highways was a source of concern ...

Hyderabad Metro test run

L&T Metro Rail, the concessionaire for the 72km elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project recently began the first test run for the project. The test run is being conducted on a train with three coaches. Several tests will be conducted on the rolling stock, both in static and running conditions in the depot and viaduct. After completion of these tests, there ...

Considerations in a Multilevel Parking System

N. Satyanarayana, Managing Director, Central Parking Services (CPS) Pvt Ltd looks at the design challenges of multi-level parking systems in India: Parking adequacy, giving space to two wheelers, external traffic management, defining traffic control points, flexibility to shift parking between levels and geometrics of parking. The results of a market study, conducted by CPS, on the needs and problems of ...

Identifying parameters for public transit evaluation

The author examines interconnectivity issues and attributes of transit stops that are important to commuters, operators, and communities connected with public transport. Travel by public transit involves much more than moving about on transit. A typical door-to-door trip entails walking from one’s origin to a bus stop or train station, waiting for one’s vehicle to arrive, boarding the vehicle, travelling ...

Project Partnership of Government and Muskaan Foundation for Road Safety: A Success Story

Jaipur-based non-profit organization Muskaan had initiated a project to create road safety awareness with special emphasis on BRTS and Metro routes. The objective of the project was to bring down the number of fatalities on the operative dedicated BRTS route. This article intends to present the fact that a lot can be achieved in the field of road safety when ...

Keltron:Keeping an Eye on Kerala Speedsters

Keltron – Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited – which provides latest traffic controllers and ITS Solutions for traffic management has implemented City Surveillance & Traffic Monitoring System (CS & TMS) and Automatic Traffic Enforcement systems like RLVDS- Red Light Violation Detection System & SVDS- Speed Violation Detection system in Kerala. Started in 2009, the City Surveillance project for the ...

Managing Hyderabad Traffic

Hyderabad’s vehicle density of 720 vehicles / km is the second largest in the country. When the Hyderabad police and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation decided to replace the 20-year-old standalone signals in 2011-2012, Bharat Electronics Limited won the contract to install automated and centrally controlled signals in 221 junction (180 existing + 41 new) in a phased manner. The scope ...