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Energy efficient street lights

LED or Induction Lamps which are energy efficient and cost effective are gradually replacing the conventional street lights like sodium and metal halide lamps

Intelligent Door System

The special automatic sliding doors for use at the bus stops of BRTS have been provided by Technocrats Security Systems Pvt Ltd and are in normally closed and locked position. They are operated by the driver sitting inside the bus. Each door (there are four doors at each stop) has an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) reader mounted by its side ...

New initiatives for carbon reduction

Mumbai will soon tread on a new city-wide low-carbon transport path that will facilitate it to avail of current carbon financing schemes. During a two day workshop organised by the Paris based Institute Veolia Environment (IVE) in Mumbai in September, international transport experts and regional authorities discussed how international investment could be harnessed to support the delivery of a city ...

World Bank to investigate road safety in India

Alarmed by the increasing number of road accident deaths in India — the highest in the world at 1.18 lakh — the World Bank has decided to carry out safety investigations on various patches of state and national highways totaling 3,000km and fund retro-fitting to make them safer. Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF), which is anchored in the World Bank, ...

Release of TrafficInfraTech

“We want to move in a very professional way to address some of the traffic issues. I think if we in India can’t solve our problems in a true professional way, then we have certainly not been making proper use of the potential and intellectual capabilities which God has endowed to the Indians. So I am very happy that this ...

BKC will soon have Noise Barriers

India’s first ever noise barriers will be installed on the 1150 meter stretch of Mumbai’s Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) which will begin at Kala Nagar and go till the Income Tax Building junction. This is being done by MMRDA in keeping with the Government of Maharashtra’s guidelines of providing noise abetment facilities along the road side. The material used for the ...

A show for Total Traffic Solutions

TrafficInfraTech show to be held in February 2011 at New Delhi is India’s first attempt at bringing together every aspect of traffic under one roof. “Various shows are being organised in India in the areas of infrastructure, safety, automobiles, aviation, railways, road engineering, etc. but it is high time we put it all together to address the national need for ...

Road safety as a mission

At the first annual general body meeting of International Road Federation (IRF) India chapter held in August in New Delhi, KK Kapila, the new Chairman of IRF Geneva said that the India chapter has joined hands with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to bring down road fatalities by 50% by 2012 through a national level campaign. The most ...

UTTIPEC Improving Delhi traffic – the unified approach

When it comes to development of traffic infrastructure and management, all Indian cities/towns face a common problem – the involvement of a number of government and semi- government bodies. The problem has been very acutely felt in the National capital territory of Delhi with increased capacity building by way of roads, flyovers, metro rail and MRTS. Lack of coordination and ...

Commonwealth Games – Reaching the fields

The management of mobility of the athletes and the spectators within Delhi is one important area the Organising Committee of Commonwealth Games 2010, New Delhi, is seriously working on. More than the numbers, it is the different categories of people to be catered to — athletes, their relatives, accompanying officials, media, technicians, VIPs, tourists and the spectators — that calls for meticulous preparation and synchronisation with various agencies including the Traffic Police and Delhi Transport Corporation.