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Toolkits on road safety

In the United Kingdom, road safety professionals’ toolkits have been developed road safety professionals’ toolkits. They are available on the primary and secondary THINK! websites which deal with educating people about road safety with the intention of inculcating the right road safety practices among children. The kits are designed for road safety officers who can understand the process, pass it ...

Intergrated urban infrastructure + urban design + landscape

Shyam Khandekar, Chairman, BDP India and BDP Khandekar Netherlands, talks about the need to integrate urban transport infrastructure with urban design and landscape to make the cities livable and sustainable. Many cities around the world get their quality because of the design match between the private buildings and the public infrastructure. Since time immemorial, accessibility has been a precondition to ...

Bangalore Metro Faster, Safer and Eficient?

Namma Metro, to be inaugurated soon, is expected to take about 8.2 lakh vechiles off the city's roads every day. Mainly an elevated service, a strech of 8.22km will be underground

ITS in Pune Improving commuting and enhancing safety

The implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems on Pune's roads has led to an increase in commuting speed and traffic volume and has reduced the travel time, traffic congestion and fuel consumption. Dubbed 'CGRAPS' and funded by the Pune Municipal Corporation, the project has been developed by CDAC Thiruvananthapuram under the JnNURM scheme.

TRAFFICINFRATECH EXPO 2011 On the road to success

On February 2, 2011 when the nation’s capital woke up to a chilly morning, not many realised the excitement NSIC Exhibition Complex at Okhla would generate two or three hours later. For, very soon the who’s who of the transport industry, related with road safety, traffic & transport solutions and traffic management in some way or the other, began making ...

Traffic Cones and Road Barriers

Traffic Cones from White Plaast are long life UV stabilised products. Made from virgin polyethylene, they can withstand severe weather conditions. They have retro-reflective stickers fixed on them for enhanced night vision. For stability in high wind areas, they have rubber bases. They can be linked together with the provided chain links. A variant of the traffic cone is the ...

Interview with: Purushottam Sharma, “We need to empower traffic police with technology”

Bhopal is on the move. Integrated centres and traffic junctions to provide real-time information & help in effective traffic management and integrated security systems & communication systems aided by GPRS/GSM and wireless networks are giving the policeman on the road a new identity. Purushottam Sharma, Inspector General of Police (SCRB), Bhopal has now proposed the use of e-challans integrated with camera, smart card and credit card readers and the traffic control rooms, to help in booking the traffic offenders on the spot.

Vehicle Safety: Impediments to Road Safety Audits in India

In this Decade for Action on Road Safety, the best beginning to safer roads is by religiously taking up Road Safety Audits during the planning and designing stage itself. Dr Nishi Mittal, Head of Traffic Engineering & Safety at Central Road Research Institute, writes on the impediments faced in India on performing RSAs. Road accidents are a major cause of ...

Case Study:Terminal T4 Barajas International Airport, Madrid

Airports, malls, hospitals, railway junctions all present formidable challenges in traffic management and are seeing significant benefits from using integrated parking management solutions. A case in example is of Terminal T4 at Barajas International Airport, Madrid where, ParkHelp, MassTrans India’s partner, implemented a total parking solution. (Snapshot provided below) Spain’s Barajas International Airport is the 13th busiest airport in the ...