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METRO RAIL IN INDIA

Fast Tracking Public Mobility In India, we have today 76 cities with population over a million. As per the urban transport policy of India, metro rail technology (MRT), a proven and established solution in urban mobility, is envisaged in cities with population exceeding two million and is presently being mooted in more than 20 cities. Although commendable work has been ...

Whitetopping : Durable And Cost Effective Concrete Overlay

Concrete overlays offer immense potential as a rehabilitation strategy for Indian roads, writes Binod Kumar, Senior Scientist, Central Road Research Institute. Concrete is a very durable material for the construction of roads and highways. Several hi ghways, expressways and city roads have been constructed with cement concrete in the recent past in India. Cement concrete has been also used for ...

Intelligent Parking Management System

ePARK developed by CDAC helps motorists find convenient parking space quickly in a multi-level parking area. Satheesh G, Joint Director – Intelligent Transportation and Networking Section, C-DAC explains how the system helps in reducing frustration and enhance the overall travel experience. ePark has recently been put in place at a multi-level parking by Pune Municipal Corporation. The system includes elements ...

“Metro will surely change the way people travel in Jaipur”

An efficient well-coordinated transport system plays an important roles in the economic growth of the state. Over time, Jaipur Metro will become the lifeline of the City, feels Nihal Chand Goel, Chairman and Managing Director, Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. The Phase-IA of Jaipur Metro which was thrown open to public on June 3, was completed in record four-and-a-half-years, making ...

Delhi Metro Phase III Making Metro Green

Global trends such as climate change, urbanization, urban sprawl, security issues, open market economy and digitalization of the operating environment make it necessary to adapt and improve the whole transport system. Imagining an eco-habitat where people can move with minimum impact on the local environ, climate and support system preservation or induce an intelligent transport system with smart infrastructure and ...

Metro Rail – An Unmatched Real Estate Catalyst

While Metro rail implementation has a huge impact on real estate prices along its corridor and the influence zone, in the larger context it improves the standard of living of a large segment of urban population. A. Shankar, National Director & Head – Urban Solutions (Strategic Consulting), JLL India says it is also a catalyst for sustainable development across large ...

Case Study Chinese Subway Stations save energy

The Subway is changing the urban rhythm and the lifestyle of Chinese citizens. Among all the urban public transportation, subways have become the top choice for more and more citizens with great convenience, comfort and quality. In the backstage, the stations develop sophisticated and powerful air conditioning systems to provide this “fresh spring feeling” all year round. Due to interval ...

Retrofitting for Non-motorised Transport

When we talk about the smart mobility in sustainable cities, we cannot ignore the non-motorised transport. K K Joadder, Chief Town Planner, Town & Country Planning Organization, Ministry of Urban Development, and J.K. Kapoor Associate Town Planner, Town & Country Planning Organization Ministry of Urban Development talk about how we can retrofit the infrastructure for non motorised transport in cities. ...

3D For Automated Inspection of Multi-modal Transportation Infrastructure

Significant advances in high-speed 3D imaging technology have been made in the last decade and there are now commercial, off-the-shelf, solutions for automatically evaluating infrastructure condition at high-speed. The technology deployed includes high-speed cameras, custom optics and laser line projectors to acquire both 2D images and high resolution 3D profiles of infrastructure surfaces at speeds up to 100 km/h. By ...

Emerging Technologies in Transport

IoT technologies are germane to transport in India and can help in alleviating some of the problems that are present on Indian roads including traffic congestion and increasing accidents & fatalities. Dibyendu Sengupta, Transport Sector Specialist, European Business and Technology Centre talks about the use of the internet in transport. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are applications of ICT (Information and ...