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Bringing in Hot in Place Recycling Technology

After having introduced the micro surfacing and Cold in Place technology for maintenance of roads in India, Elsamex, a Spanish company acquired by IL&FS, is bringing the Hot in Place technology. In an interview with TrafficInfraTech, MB Bajulge, Managing Director, Elsamex Maintenance Services Ltd gives details about the various technologies. Elsamex is mainly into maintenance of roads & toll collection ...

Smart City Mission – Challenges and Remedies in delivering the promise

This article by Venkata Subbarao, Associate Director, IBI Group is based on the views expressed by the panelists during a session held at TrafficInfraTech Expo, Hyderabad. The other panel members were Lovleen Garg, Assistant Vice-President and Head- Environment Sustainability, GIFT City; S Ramakrishna, Senior Vice-President, UMTC and JVS Ramakrishna, Head- Business Initiatives & Customer Relations-Smart Cities Infrastructure, L&T Ltd. Smart ...

MMRDA signs agreement with contractors for MTHL Packages 1 & 3

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has signed agreement with contractors for Packages 1 and 3 for the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project.  The Package-1 – from Sewri up to 10.38-km (10.38km) of the MTHL will be constructed by the consortium of M/s L&T and IHI, Japan (M/s IHI Infrastructure Systems Co Ltd. for an accepted contract cost of ...

Impact of Temporary Parking Policy

Recently, the pollution levels in Delhi crossed severe level and people saw a thick blanket of haze and reduced visibility due to heavy smog. Nearly 24 million people live in the Delhi-NCR region and as per reports, breathing Delhi air is worse than inhaling two packs of cigarettes a day. A lot has been said about the recent parking price ...

POWER ELECTRONICS: LED Destination Displays System

Power Electronics, which is pioneer in introducing LED Destination Display Signs in India with implementation in over 18,000 buses (incorporating ITS and AVLS), believes that an integrated common framework uniting some of the key transport subsystems will offer transport authorities the ability to better manage their network and provide integrated services to customers. Having bagged the contract for supply of ...

Is Equitable Transport Facility for Mumbai Possible?

Will Metro Plan really address the Mobility issues of Mumbai even after huge investment in Mumbai Metro? What about the hardship citizens will have to undergo during long construction phase? Will commuting in Mumbai ever be safe and comfortable leave aside pleasurable? Sudhir Badami questions Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is about 460 square kilometer in size while the ...

Dovetailing Smart Streets

With the launch of Smart Cities initiative, projects of varied nature leveraging technology have been conceptualized and planned for implementation across the country. Smart streets is one such measure which is common amongst the projects underway. There are several measures planned for implementation. Praful Gharpure ,Architect – Urban Planner, Infrastructure Planning & Development Division, Tata Consultancy Services, Nagpur looks at ...

MULTIMODAL INTEGRATION: The Challenge of Institutional Integration

During a session on Multimodal transport at TrafficInfraTech Expo, the panelists M Ramsekhar, Managing Director and CEO, Delhi Integrated Multimodal Transit System, NVS Reddy, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd., Pravin Goyal, Director-Systems, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd, Pawan Mulukutla, Head – Integrated Transport at WRI India Sustainable Cities and R Venkatesh, Director, Maganetic Autocontrol discussed how different components of multimodality ...

Shared, Connected & Electric Mobility

In his special address at the TrafficInfraTech Conference in September 2017, Anil Srivastava, Adviser (Infrastructure Connectivity), NITI Aayog talked about the shift which is taking place from the conventional internal combustion engine to the zero-emission vehicle. In the next 10 to 20 years, the electric car market is expected to transit from early deployment to mass market adoption. So, what ...

MULTIMODAL INTEGRATION: Pre-requisite for the success of Urban Mass Transit

To unleash the full potential of public transport systems in achieving sustainable mobility, it is necessary to induce a modal shift among the growing numbers of urban commuters that use personal vehicles to get around. But for that, public transportation has to match the comfort and convenience of personal vehicles, write WRI’s Chaitanya Kanuri and Pawan Mulukutla. Urban mass transportation ...