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Tag Archives: Public Transport system

Smart Cities Smart Solutions

That the Government of India’s Smart City Mission is an ambitious and impressive initiative that will create 100 plus smart cities in India is a known fact by now. That the new cities, through best use of technology, will accelerate growth and improve the quality of life of people, is also evident. But what often gets overlooked in the entire ...

Driving License & Vehicle Registration

The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 is the principal Act for regulating all the activities related to Motor Vehicles in the country. It has been amended four times i.e. in the year 1994,2000, 2001 and 2015 to adapt it to the technological upgradation emerging in road transport, passenger, freight movement and in motor vehicle management. Many provisions of the Act either have ...

Comprehensive Mobility plan by BMC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has prepared a Comprehensive Mobility Plan to decongest the City traffic and to provide better infrastructure to the citizens. The CMP has suggested that Mumbai should review and upgrade its transport investment plans and priorities every five years. The study has also suggested several other measures and suggestions along with immediate need for constructing the missing ...

Urban Transport and the role of Metro Rail

Dr. Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Union Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) delivered the keynote address at the Metro Rail India-2013 conference organised by the ITP Publishing Group at Hotel ITC Chola, Chennai in February. He said that the choice of Metro Rail has to be based on a Comprehensive Mobility Plan and Alternatives Analysis with networked connectivity in the region as ...

Interview with: Kevin Kelly, ITS In Parking, India is going in the wrong direction

India, with over 65 cities that boast a population of over a million, faces a huge challenge in managing its traffic. Parking plays a major role here and many European companies have been conducting reconnaissance in India to explore the growing opportunities for providing their parking solutions. Vidyottama Sharma met with Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, GlobeTech Parking Solutions, Ireland who had many an observation to make on the parking scene in India.

TrafficInfraTech Expo: Seminar: May 18, 2012

The Day 2 seminar of TrafficInfraTech Expo 2012 was on ‘Challenges in making the operations of State Road Transport Undertakings efficient: Policy, Management & Technologies’. A report.

Strengthening Systems, Sensitising States and Setting up Training Schools

He wants transparency in the working of his ministry and is known to often question sharply the company managements on the gap in the amount quoted and the actual cost incurred on road projects. He is often said to have chided them with questions like, “Don’t you have engineers to prepare the report before it comes to us for approval? If yes, how do they go wrong on the cost?” He doesn’t like speaking with the media as he feels his work must speak – the work of building 20km of roads a day becoming a reality, the work of improving the toll system, the work of trying to stop the parallel movement of money in the corridors of his ministry for clearance of projects. C P Joshi, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, is busy putting his ministry on the right track. He answered questions from Vidyottama Sharma on transport, traffic, transparency, and many other issues…

Designing Infrastructure for Bicycles

Delhi’s successful experimentation with providing the much needed infrastructure for cyclists needs to be replicated in other cities of India as well. Apart from reducing the traffic load on the roads, it will lead to environmental benefits too.