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Castrol India’s Journey towards Zero Accident…

Unfortunately, many drivers and riders, especially in developing countries, do not do any pre journey planning and driver training and discipline is limited. Add to that a rapidly growing vehicle population; with the result that countries like China and India account for the largest number of road accidents in the world – with India holding the dubious distinction of topping ...

Safeguarding our roads

Envoys Electronics has been a pioneer in Traffic Safety equipment in India. Its Chairman Mahendra Singh Kohli has been a member of the IS Panel which formulated the IS Standard Specifications for Road Safety Signals in 1964. He and the company’s Managing Director Rasmeet Singh Kohli spoke with TrafficInfraTech on the innovations in safety equipment and the latest in signaling ...

Makeover for Flyover

Ashok Datar, Chairman, Mumbai Environment Network emphasises the need for optimum use of space under flyovers and the efficacy of the disarmingly simple concept of providing right turning lanes under them. After a year-long study of Mumbai’s Santa Cruz flyover, he has proposed a makeover plan. The pictures of filthy bathrooms, broken staircases and marble sinks with stains of spit ...

World’s longest tunnel to open in 2017

World’s longest tunnel at Sedrun, Switzerland is now ready. Technically difficult to drill, the tunnel is very expensive. On October 15 this year, Swiss engineers cut the last part of the rock with a drilling machine named Sissi. The tunnel was conceived in 1947. The 57km (35.4 mile) long Gotthard Base rail tunnel has been hailed as an environmental triumph ...

Implementing Road Maintenance Management System

If a comprehensive Road Maintenance Management System suggested by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai is implemented soon, the condition of roads in Greater Mumbai will improve drastically

Daily commuters to have Smart Cards

The Urban Development Ministry has proposed a single smart card scheme – One India Card – that can be used anywhere in the country by daily commuters who use different modes of transport. The use of the single ticketing card is also planned to be extended to cars and taxis in the future and can also be used to pay ...

Heathrow airport to have automatic, driverless pod cars

will soon roll out the environment friendly pod cars. They will replace shuttle buses that are at present used to ferry people to and from airports. The highlight of these pod cars is that they will not need drivers. Hence, they are also called robot cars. This pod car system will be one of the world’s first personal rapid-transit systems ...

Breath analysers, monitoring system for J & K police

Traffic police in Jammu and Kashmir will soon be equipped with breath analysers / Alco meters to take action against those who drink and drive. The drive is expected to begin by the New Year. The J & K Police is reportedly buying 30 breath analysers – handy or portable which will be run on inexpensive AA type batteries. These ...

Roads to become greener

RePLAY™, India’s first and only eco-friendly , introduced by Green Mile Infra Pvt Ltd recently, has been certified by Central Road Research Institute (CRRI). A patented bio-based asphalt preservation agent, RePLAY reverses the oxidation of bitumens in the asphalt mix without emitting life-threatening greenhouse gases like CO2. It thus extends the life of asphalt roads. According to Shankar Rao, MD, ...

Phone technology to reduce traffic problems

The Bangalore Traffic Police has come up with a system that uses the telephone technology to help them manage traffic better and reduce jams. In this, it is taking the help of Mapunity (the developer of geographic information systems and services) and Airtel (telecommunications service provider). The urban traffic information system for Bangalore known as Bangalore Transport Information System (BTIS), ...