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Tag Archives: Safety

TrafficInfraTech Expo 2012 – Day 3: Highlights

Challenges facing ITS “Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications are supposed to reduce congestion and help in inter-modal integration across concerned agencies & institutions. But despite all the technology available, the traffic industry is not experiencing the advantages of ITS. The problem is there are no common guidelines for ITS in the country and no national ITS architecture. These need to ...

Chennai’s 14 level crossings to be manned

The Southern Railway will convert 14 of the 58 unmanned level crossings in the Chennai division into manned crossings by the end of the current financial year. It hopes to have personnel posted at all the crossings in the division by 2015. More than one million passengers using suburban trains in the Chennai division face a significant risk to life ...

Delhi airport inducts turn-table ladder for fire-fighting

The Delhi International Airport has enhanced its fire-fighting capacities with the acquisition of a sophisticated turn-table ladder (TTL), the first of its kind in the country. The TTL can be raised to a height of about 32 metres and can be used in both horizontal and vertical directions. It is very useful in rescuing people trapped in tall structures such ...

Mock fire drills held at Bangalore railway station

Alarmed by the recent rise in fire accidents in trains, the Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Service, in collaboration with the Fire and Security Association of India, recently conducted a mock fire safety drill at Bangalore City Railway Station. The mock rescue began with evacuating passengers from a railway coach. They were then shifted to an ambulance for receiving first ...

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

Vehicle Safety: It’s time for a revolution!

A revolution is taking place in Pedestrian Protection. While immense research is on in passive and active safety, it is important to accomplish new tests scenario where preventive safety systems are allowed to be kept in active crash tests

Bangalore does it with Blackberry

Today, nearly 50 major works related to surface transport are going on in Bangalore city - flyovers, underpasses, road widening and Metro work. Roads have been dug up for laying water sewerage pipe lines or power / telephone cables along 60km, which has affected 80 junctions. There are 70-80 junctions with traffic diversions. The number of vehicles on the roads has reached 35 lakh of which 75% are two-wheelers. There are 40,000 intersections of which at least 1000 require constant monitoring. Topping all these is the shortage of the police personnel. Yet, under the leadership of Praveen Sood, the Additional Commissioner of Police, Traffic, the Bangalore City Traffic Police has been keeping the city very much ‘under control’. Sood spoke with TrafficInfraTech’s Editor-in-Chief Mangala Chandran on the City’s Traffic Management Centre (TMC) and the adoption of technology to collect, process and disseminating traffic data.