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New Smart Traffic Management Solutions

The integration of high quality products, powerful monitoring and control systems combined in a smart integrated solution from Swarco called OMNIA enhance traffic safety, and efficiency on city mobility with beneficial and true impacts on a number of aspects. The Omnia concept exploits Swarco’s three decades of experience gained in the fields of traffic control, transport management, mobility information service and ...

Changing the face of Indian roads and cities

The sheer scale of these projects has meant that there is a need to ramp-up skills at EPC Prime Contractors and sub-contractors, systems integrators and OEMs. Often this has entailed working on solutions that have not been designed in India before whilst learning how to implement them at a superfast pace. A good example of this is highway & city ...

INTERVIEW: ‘Metro corridors will change life in Mumbai’

By when will all the seven phases of Metro be operational? The MMRDA has already started the elevated corridors because they are relatively easier to complete. They are planning to commission them by 2019 itself – at least the first two phases – 2A and 7A. And the rest would follow. Phase 1 of Line 3, i.e., Depot to BKC will ...

Rickshaws for Last Mile Connectivity

As the name signifies, last mile connectivity (LMC) implies connecting services to the end point. In the context of urban transport, the term finds relevance in public transit systems where it is referred to as both the initial and the final leg of delivering connectivity – from origin to transit system and from transit system to destination. Last mile connecting ...

Automated Passenger Scanning at airports

Gone are the days when airport terminals used to be mere “waiting rooms” for passengers to board the aircraft. So if you fancy a departure lounge with digital shopping walls, forests, rooftop pools or yoga pavilions, you should visit the recently completed airport terminals around the world. Our own T3 in Delhi and T2 in Mumbai compete with the best ...

New technology to improve speed enforcement

Laser Technology offers a wide range of laser-based products for law enforcement agencies. Laser Technology Inc (LTI) revolutionized traffic enforcement with the introduction of the very first laser speed device. This was a major breakthrough because it enabled law enforcement to pinpoint an individual vehicle in dense traffic and gave them a tool unaffected by radar detectors. Lidar, which stands ...

SETTING BENCHMARK: HTMS on Outer Ring Road, Hyderabad

The Outer Ring Road (ORR) is an access controlled expressway that encircles a large area within the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) area. The ORR is a 158 kilometres eight lane divided highway (four lanes in each direction) with service roads on either side. The ORR also has the provision for a future rail corridor on one side. The main ...

Connected & Smart Vehicle Technology

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the commercial vehicle telematics market in India will grow steadily during the next four years and will post a CAGR of almost 16% by 2020. This analysis identifies the increased demand for vehicle tracking and monitoring systems in the transport sector as one of the primary growth factors for the vehicle telematics ...

INTERVIEW: DMIC: Driving Transit Oriented Development and Multi Modal Transportation

Is the first phase of DMICDC planned with six – seven cities on track? The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor project aims to create futuristic, smart and sustainable industrial cities by leveraging the high speed, high capacity connectivity backbone provided by the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), which will converge and integrate technology across sectors. The corridor that passes through six ...

Improving India’s Travel Infrastructure

In 2016, India stood in the 35th position from a list of 160 countries in the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI). In 2016-17, 6,604km of national highways were constructed against a target of 15,000km. The Ministry for Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has, so far, invested over Rs 3 trillion and it is reported that the Ministry for Shipping ...