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JAIPUR BRTS When a good idea goes off track…

When Jaipur BRTS was conceived, it was supposed to solve the commuting problems of the pink city’s populace. Everything seemed to be going fine – a feasibility study, sanctioning of Rs 490 crore for its low floor air conditioned buses under JNNURM, making of Jaipur Development Authority the nodal agency to plan and implement the project, creating a Special Purpose Vehicle to oversee its bus operations but then… the project got stuck in implementation issues. And did not deliver the expected benefits. Why? Vidyottama Sharma reports.

ITS Technology Applications

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is a topic of hot discussion all over the world, especially in association with road safety and traffic management. However, the perception on, and understanding of, ITS differs across countries and cultures. So, in order to implement ITS technology applications in a sustainable manner, it is pertinent to understand ways to plan them better. A guideline.

Bringing a paradigm shift in Communication Systems for Railways

Since the last few years, a huge transformation is taking place in telecommunication technology. It has had a significant impact on the railway network. A detailed account of the technologies making their way into the various railway systems in India and the ways to apply them.

Traffic Modelling of Cross-Roads

Forecasting traffic is a very important tool of traffic management. It is done by using mathematical models of traffic flow and the result is then used to predict congestion, plan amelioration and establish future usage levels of the mitigating measures. The measures can include simple and low-cost traffic signals to complex and expensive bridges across the ocean (and everything in ...

Flyovers in Mumbai End-User Evaluation of Infrastructure Projects

Increasing population and traffic congestion have adversely affected the quality of life of Mumbai’s residents, especially the commuters. Since the administration’s initiatives of providing infrastructure, including flyovers, have not helped in reducing the travellers’ woes, it is necessary to scale up the mode of public transport by reducing the number of other vehicles on the road.

Delivering Outcome-Based Services To Improve India’s Roads

It is important to not just deliver technologies but also draw up a blueprint of services to be delivered when constructing the infrastructure for safe travel. A few factors to be considered for delivering outcome-based services with an emphasis on the Indian conditions.

Namma Metro begins the journey

Operations of the first section of Namma Metro, popularly known as Bangalore Metro, began in October this year. It was inaugurated by Urban Development Minister, Kamal Nath. The Metro has successfully begun carrying passengers on its elevated 6.7km stretch – ‘Reach1’ –from Byappanahalli to Mahatma Gandhi Road (MG Road). It forms the Eastern section of the 18.1km long east-west line ...

IGI is country’s busiest airport

For the second year running, the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, Delhi has beaten Mumbai airport as the busiest airport in India. In 2010, IGI handled 11.6% more flights and 1.4% more passenger traffic than Mumbai. Mumbai airport has been facing a severe space crunch, and resultant constraints on its infrastructure. The situation is further worsened due to the cross ...

Europe may ban back-scatter airport scanners

Controversial back-scatter airport scanners, currently used widely in the US and Manchester, UK, could be withdrawn if serious health concerns about them are confirmed. The scanners, also known as ‘naked’ scanners, because of the naked images they produce of air travellers being checked for security purposes, are expensive at £80,000 a piece. They have been in use since 2009 when ...