Odisha CM inaugurated Smart Cities projects in Bhubaneswar
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently inaugurated four smart city projects in Bhubaneswar.
Patna Traffic Police’s new plan for better management of traffic
Patna Traffic Police have implemented a new plan for better management of traffic in Patna district.
E-Autos to hit roads in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Vexed with the high pollution and traffic woes being caused by the diesel and petrol autorikshaws, the district administration in Guntur (Andhra Pradesh) has decided to relax registration norms for the auto drivers who will be shifted to e-auto.
Delhi plans to introduce HCNG-based fuel in buses
Delhi government is planning to use HCNG fuel, a blend of hydrogen and compressed natural gas, in a pilot project in 50 buses after the Supreme Court directed it to shift to hydrogen-run buses instead of procuring electric vehicles.
Wearing helmet has been made mandatory for women riding two-wheelers in the Chandigarh city.Chandigarh administration has issued notification which comes into force with immediate effect.
The Goa state government has decided to implement a road safety ‘curriculum’ in 100 schools across Goa to educate children about road safety. The pilot project will cover students from Class I to IX and will commence on August 1.
MSEDCL plans to set up 50 e-charging stations
Drivers of electric vehicles may not have to worry about running out of charge on the 820km Mumbai-Nagpur route, MSEDCL plans to set up 50 e-charging stations, one every 35km along the route.
Trichy City Corporation identifies spots for bicycle-sharing hubs
To promote Non-Motorised Transportation (NMT) system, Trichy city corporation has identified 50 spots across the city viable to serve as bicycle hubs.
Mumbai autos and taxis will now get QR codes
In a bid to improve safety of passengers using mobile aggregators, black and yellow cabs and auto rickshaws, the government and police are working the concept of having QR code/RFID in these vehicles, which earlier was supposed to be fitted in CNG tanks.
Bicycle Sharing System in Mysuru : A model for India
Trin Trin, the country’s first Public Bicycle Sharing System (PBSS), was rolled out in Mysuru an year back. With 52 docking stations across the city, and nearly 9,000 people registering to use bicycles, the system has taken off.
No breaking traffic rules in Nagpur now
With Nagpur speeding towards becoming a smart city, the bulging city traffic has emerged as a big challenge for the city traffic police.
On Road Parking in Dehradun
Parking becoming a major problem for Dehradun, the PSU Bridge, Ropeway, Tunnel and other Infrastructure Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (BRIDCUL) has been given the responsibility to manage roadside paid parking system to be introduced in the crowded places of the city.
Mumbai Traffic Police plans for ‘Odd-Even’ parking system
The Mumbai traffic police department is planning to implement an ‘odd-even’ style of parking for vehicles in congested market areas of the city.
Centralized traffic control system at Tundla Railway station
Tundla becomes the first railway station of the country to have Centralised Traffic Control (CTC) system, to control train traffic from one location.
Live-tracking of school buses in Pune
The Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) are developing a GPS-based mechanism to allow live-tracking of vehicles carrying children to schools and back home.
Adaptive Traffic Signals in Bengaluru
The Bengaluru City Traffic Police (BCTP) has decided to replace all fixed-time cycle signals with adaptive signals. This model will be expanded across the entire city.
100 EV charging stations to be installed by Tata Power in Maharashtra
Tata Power has chalked out its final plans to install about 100 Electric Vehicle charging stations across Maharashtra for public use, in partnership with Tata Motors.
Chennai Metro to introduce ticket payment system through mobile app
Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) is planning to introduce a ticket payment system where a smartphone app or a small chip attached to the phone will be scanned by a reader for a ticket.
Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited plans for model-street with intelligent traffic solutions
Smart Janpath, a five-kilometer stretch which is a part of the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) proposal have planned to develop a model street.
Kerala Road Transport launched first electric bus services in the state
Kerala launched its first electric bus yesterday, becoming the sixth Indian state to run the service. The bus was brought to the state capital Thiruvananthapuram, which will operate on trial for 15 days.
TÜV Rheinland’s certification for Dahua IP Video products
One of the leading video surveillance solutions provider Dahua Technology, also silver and bag partner in the forthcoming TrafficInfraTech Expo, recently received certification for its IP Video products from TÜV Rheinland.
HMRL develops sidewalk on par with global standards
The Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) has developed a five-km continuous stretch of sidewalk with global standards.
Public Transport in Indore to run on Bio-CNG
The renewable-energy solutions provider Magenta Power, in association with Exicom Power Solutions, recently installed India’s first solar-powered DC fast charging station for electric vehicles (EVs) in Turbhe, Mumbai.
Government awards projects worth Rs 1.85 lakh cr under Sagarmala
As part of Sagarmala, 572 projects, at an estimated infrastructure investment of more than Rs 8.4 lakh crore, have been identified across the areas of port modernisation and new port development.
HPCL introduces RFID reader for seamless refuelling & billing
Vehicle owners can now drive into a fuel pump, fill up and drive out with the payment being debited from their account seamlessly.
India’s first Integrated Greenfield Smart City at Naya Raipur
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated integrated greenfield smart city project at Naya Raipur (Chhattisgarh) on Wednesday.
Government awards projects worth Rs 1.85 lakh cr under Sagarmala
As part of Sagarmala, 572 projects, at an estimated infrastructure investment of more than Rs 8.4 lakh crore, have been identified across the areas of port modernisation and new port development.
Indian Railways develop mobile-based ‘Utsonmobile’ app for cashless ticketing
Continuing towards digitalization, the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) has developed a mobile based application ‘utsonmobile’.
Mahindra Electric signs MoU with Auroville for mobility ecosystem
Mahindra Electric recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Auroville, a township established in Tamil Nadu, to pilot country’s first integrated sustainable mobility ecosystem for a community.
Bhopal Smart City plans to implement IoT based technology for upcoming projects
The state mission director of Madhya Pradesh recently took the decision to create an Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) for the seven cities.
Fixed parking slots per home to unclog Delhi
As part of a pilot project to decongest Delhi, residents in Lajpat Nagar and Kailash Colony will soon be allotted parking spaces and issued permit stickers for their designated spots.
Road Safety for Chandigarh
The Chandigarh administration has decided to create a separate road-safety fund to prevent accidents.
Atherton Energy unveils smart electric scooter range in India.
Bangalore-based Ather Energy, the first company to bring electric bikes to India, recently unveiled two electric two-wheelers – the Ather 340 and Ather 450.
Kitty Hawk unveils electric flying car
Google co-founder Larry Page’s flying car company, Kitty Hawk, has revealed one of its upcoming flying vehicle aircrafts — the Flyer.
Gurugram Traffic police to link Aadhar card,pan-card for e-challan system
Gurugram Traffic Police in collaboration with the State Bank of India (SBI) is soon going to link Aadhaar, PAN card and Bank account of the offender to the E-challan system.
Safe Kerala Roads Project to be rolled out across the state
Kerala state government is set to launch ‘Safe Kerala Project’ aiming to curb road accident deaths in the state.
Indian roads to see more of high-end electric vehicles
With the government planning to liberalise import norms by removing restrictions on price and engine capacities, as well as the mandatory local testing conditions, we will get to see more of electric vehicles, luxury cars, vans and superbikes on Indian roads.
In Haryana, Punjab ,Mohali has highest road accidents
Road Safety Advisor Navdeep Asija has found that Mohali has the highest death rate from road accidents in Tricity, a study has found.
Promoting bicycle movement
R.A.Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, is seriously considering a movement by creating creating bicycle stands at Metro stations, a few dedicated cycle paths that will enable people to cycle to stations and back home.
Fines to be paid through cards
The Police department has introduced cashless spot fine collection systems for traffic rule violators in the south Indian city Tiruchirapalli.
IR to join hands with MoRTH for Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway
Indian Railways has joined hands with the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways to lay a rail line along the proposed expressway between Mumbai and Nagpur — a first such coordinated move.
Smart Policing initiative by Goa Traffic Police
The Goa police under its smart policing initiative, the ‘Traffic Sentinel scheme’ is offering cash rewards to citizens who are reporting violations over a period!
APCOA Parking enters strategic partnership with Get My Parking to enhance Smart Parking Portfolio
APCOA Parking, Europe’s leading parking operator, has partnered with Get My Parking, one of the exhibitor of Parking InfraTech, to customize and deploy an open IoT technology that integrates parking equipment onto a standard, interoperable platform.
Road Safety Observatory in Africa
The World Bank, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and the International Transport Forum (ITF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the first regional Road Safety Observatory in Africa.
Eastern Peripheral Expressway inaugurated by Prime Minister
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated on May 27, the 135 km-long Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE), which will channel away traffic not destined for Delhi and reduce vehicular pollution in the national capital.
Nagpur’s metro service, is looking to be an environment friendly service, along with providing the city with effective public transport. The Metro stations will be developed as Green Stations under the green rating program of the IGBC.
Smart Sensors for Real-time traffic monitoring from Aabmatica
Smart cities require real-time monitoring of traffic at major strategic arterial/urban road network across the city which allows access to real-time traffic status from all critical locations.
Intelligent Transportation System for Kochi
Kochi is all set to welcome an intelligent transportation system. The installation of GPS and finalisation of passenger information system for around 1,000 private buses will be in place by month-end, for their integration with the Kochi metro and ferries.
Bicycle sharing and last mile connectivity
The 12km long high mobility corridor designed by traffic department of the Surat Municipal Corporation would have at least 16 stops from where people can get bicycles that can provide last mile connectivity to them in the city and help cut down on travel time.
A flying water car to let you avoid traffic jam
The Bubble is a flying water car that can get you out of rush hour and onto a river, sea or lake for your commute. The water taxi, made by French company Sea Bubbles, is silent, emits zero emissions and glides through the water without creating waves.
Improving road connectivity in Punjab
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has recently inaugurated the upgraded 4-lane NH-15 from Amritsar to Bhatinda and NH-64 from Zirakpur to Bhatinda. He also laid the foundation stone of 2-laning with paved shoulders of the Munak-Jhakhal-Budhlana section of NH-144B in Punjab.
Riding without helmet can now be detected
Videonetics, the World-leading Visual Computing Platform Development company and an exhibitor at the October 2018 TrafficInfraTech Expo, has announced India’s first revolutionary smart traffic solution video based ‘No Helmet Detection System’, that aims to bring down road accidents and enforce traffic discipline by penalizing two-wheeler riders who do not wear helmets.
Smart Cities Control Centre for MP
In a major step towards realising the centre’s smart city mission (SCM), the Madhya Pradesh government recently launched the country’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) for seven smart cities of the state in Bhopal.
Green Registration Plates for Electric Vehicles
The Union Road Transport and Highways ministry has recommended green registration plates for electric vehicles (EVs) to identify them for preferential treatment, such as special parking or discounted tolls.
Dahua Academy in DACH region, Europe
Dahua Technology has established Dahua Academy in Europe to provide localized services as well as relevant knowledge / skills to partners and clients globally. The Dahua Academy has been functioning well in numerous countries of different continents.
Pune to get live traffic updates on VMD
Pune citizens will now get live updates on traffic in their areas through 150 variable messaging display (VMD). The corporation recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dutch private navigation technology company TomTom to develop a proof of concept.
Get My Parking acquires Constapark in a consolidation move
Delhi-based smart parking platform Get My Parking, one of the exhibitor at Parking InfraTech Expo, recently acquired Bangalore based Constapark. Post-acquisition, the Constapark founders and team will join the Bangalore office of Get My Parking.
Roads from Plastic Waste
In a first of its kind initiative, a one-kilometre road in Nongkynjang village in Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills, Meghalaya has been built with shredded waste plastic technology in convergence with MGNREGA and Megha-LAMP.
Parking bays in Jharkhand to be colour-coded
From May 15, the parking bays in commercial hubs of Jharkhand will be colour coded! Parking bays will get colours – green, yellow and orange – and rates based on how close they are to market hubs.
Kerala to launch online platform for vehicle booking
Kerala’s Labour Department is planning to launch an online platform where the customers can book autorickshaws, taxicabs, contract carriers, ambulance and even trucks according to their needs.
New Intelligent Traffic Management Systems to be implemented on Mumbai Expressways
In a recent inauguration of Road Safety Fortnight programme, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis spoke about State’s plan to implement smart transport system for Mumbai city, Mumbai-Pune and Mumbai-Nagpur Expressways.
Pedestrian to be shamed on crossing road during a red light
Jaywalking, which basically means that a person is crossing or walking on the road without regard for the traffic rules, is a common problem in many countries.
India’s first Smart and Green Highway to be inaugurated this month
India’s first smart and green expressway, the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) will be launched this month-end in the capital city which will divert at least two lakh vehicles off the city.
World’s first battery-charging road opens in Sweden
eRoadArlanda, the world’s first ‘electrified road’ that can recharge the batteries of cars and trucks as they drive on it, was opened near Stockholm, Sweden. The road, which is 2km (1.2 miles) long, is divided into 50m (164ft) sections and each individual section is powered only when a vehicle is above it.
Hikvision secures Deesa City with its City Surveillance solution
Hikvision has secured Deesa City in North Gujarat in association with its partner Safe Solutions.
A Kolkata company harbours an electric hypercar dream
While the world is in a hurry to take the electric car route, a bunch of enthusiasts from Kolkata are working on developing their own model of electric car. A recent report on the company Albaton Automobili made interesting reading .
Smart signalling system at Rajkot
The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) will be installing 45 new smart traffic signals with pedestrian crossing facility to ease the traffic chaos on city roads. The entire traffic signalling system will be connected with Eye-Way project.
New Companies at TrafficInfraTech Expo
Over the years, TrafficInfraTech expo has been attracting more exhibitors and visitors from different verticals and different countries. The Expo provides platform for new companies to meet various people from all aspects of the industry including government officers, and potential partners and clients.
Dahua Technology launches HDCVI-IoT series
One of the leading video surveillance solutions provider Dahua Technology, also silver and bag partner in the forthcoming TrafficInfraTech Expo, recently launched HDCVI-IoT product series – a crucial component of HDCVI 4.0.
CCTV and Command & Control centre to improve Traffic Management in Tirupur
Tirupur City Corporation will establish a command and control centre at the corporation building to improve traffic management and also to enhance internal securityunder the Smart City Mission.
Traffic Park for children at Thane
After the opening of the first theme park, the Ghodbunder Road in Thane is set to get another theme park soon. The children’s traffic park, developed on a two-acre plot in Kavesar area of Ghodbunder Road is ready for inauguration.
Rs 500Cr to set up ITS project in Chennai
The move to install smart traffic system, GPS-driven bus services and ICT based traffic information for commuters under intelligent transport system (ITS) received a fillip as Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently signed an agreement with the Government of India to fund Rs 500Cr for the project. The project will be set up as part of the smart city project.
NFC technology for Kochi metro
The proposed introduction of discounted daily, weekend and monthly passes (tourist cards) for travel in Kochi metro will be followed by the induction of the near field communication (NFC) technology that will enable commuters to just walk into Kochi metro, buses and ferries.
Kolkata Traffic police to introduce refuge islands for pedestrian safety
Kolkata Traffic police have decided to introduce refuge islands to put pedestrians at ease and increase their security. This is another initiative at pedestrian safety after the boom barriers that the traffic cops had installed at several places in Kolkata.
TMC to implement ATMS with the help of Google
The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) will soon synchronise the signal systems at prime junctions in the city with Google Maps sensors to intelligently manage traffic depending on the density of congestion.
Online Speed Radar at Chandigarh
In a major development to aware the drivers on road to reign in their speed within the prescribed speed limit, Chandigarh Traffic Police has installed online speed sensing radar.
Geo-coded bus stop in Chennai
Commuters using public transport in Tamil Nadu will soon have better information on bus timings at each stop with the authorities working on a GPS and geocoding facility…..
‘Smart eye’ cameras to monitor Bengaluru roads
Under the ‘Suraksha Mitra’ plan, more than 4,500 road junctions and main roads in Bengaluru will get 10,000 CCTV cameras.These cameras, called ‘Smart Eyes’ will have Artificial Intelligence (AI) and will keep an eye on the streets 24×7. The AI-powered cameras are different from the normal CCTVs…..
Maha CM launches 25 Hybrid Buses in Mumbai
Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis recently launched 25 Hybrid Buses for the residents of Borivali, Thane, Mulund and Kharghar…..
Smart Traffic Solutions from Aabmatica Technologies
Aabmatica Technologies Private Limited, a young professionally managed company based out of Delhi has executed “Maharashtra entry and exit toll project” for vehicle classification counting and ANPR data…..
Life Time Achievement award for Akhilesh Srivastava, CGM, NHAI
Akhilesh Srivastava, Chief General Manager (CGM), IT & Highway Operations, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), was recently awarded the Life Time Achievement Award for his impeccable work and determination as a Public Officer……
VaaaN Infra announced completion of 150 lane Closed Toll System project
VaaaN, a leading Indian Systems Integration & Technology company in the domain of ITS and Smart Cities with specialization in Electronic Toll Collection (ETC), Weight based tolling, and Highway Asset Management, announces the completion of 150 lane Closed Toll System project on India’s longest Expressway……
Videonetics forays into Bangladesh market
Videonetics, a leading Visual Computing Platform Development Company, has announced its entry into Bangladesh by deploying its state-of- the-art solutions comprising Intelligent Video Management Software (IVMS), Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) along with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system…..
Incident Management System of NHAI
The National Highways Authority of India is in the process of rolling-out an integrated setup through the Traffic Incident Emergency Management System (TIMS), where Incident Management Contractors will be appointed at a state/regional office level for providing ambulances…..
Ravel Group announces its entry into Entrance Automation
The Chennai based Ravel Group, a leader in Fire Detection and evacuation systems offering products of international standards with UL listing, has announced its foray into the entrance automation field with the launch of its new manufacturing entity Ravel Movement Control Pvt Ltd…..
Railways to set up metro coach factory at Latur
The Indian Railways recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Maharashtra government to set up a coach factory in Latur with an investment of Rs 600Cr…..
Four companies bids for nine NHS under ‘T-O-T’ model
The government’s ambitious plan to monetise publicly funded, commercially operational national highway projects has got a big boost. Four companies: Brookfield Asset Management, Macquarie, IRB Infrastructure and Roadis-NIIF have put in bids for nine national highways on offer in the first round…..
Delhi Metro smart cards for feeder buses and parking at stations
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) recently expanded the network of Metro smart cards, allowing commuters to use them on feeder buses and for parking at 13 stations in the National Capital Region….
TrafficInfraTech Expo & Parking InfraTech Expo 2017 visitor speak
Yudhvir Singh Malik,
Shows like TrafficInfraTech and Parking InfraTech help in creating awareness about the latest technologies and are very important. It is a humongous effort …
TrafficInfraTech Expo & Parking InfraTech Expo 2018
Asia’s leading traffic shows TrafficInfraTech Expo (7th edition) and Parking InfraTech Expo (4rd edition) are scheduled to be held from Oct 24-26, 2018, at Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai …
Hikvision tops IHS Markit list of Enterprise Storage Providers
Hikvision has been ranked as the world’s largest provider of branded SAN, NAS and external DAS storage used in video surveillance in 2016, with the largest estimated market share of 22.1%, according to the latest reports from IHS Markit …
Agra to have five smart roads soon
The Agra Smart City Limited, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) set up to implement the Smart City project, has finalised five roads to be developed as smart roads of the city …
Railways to use Rs 73,000Cr on safety
The railways will spend over Rs 73,000Cr on safety out of the Rs 1.48 lakh crore capital expenditure earmarked for it in the Union Budget. The ministry will focus on technology …
Karnataka schools to have road safety lessons from 2019
State government and aided & unaided schools in Karnataka will have lessons on road safety from the academic year 2019-20. The Primary and Secondary Education Departmen…
Railways plan to install 12 lakh CCTV cameras
India Railways is pitching for the procurement of about 12 lakh CCTV cameras to ensure state-of-the-art surveillance systems in all trains a…
WR introduces OCR kiosk machines for ticket booking
Western Railway becomes the first zonal railway to introduce modern Optical Character Recognition (OCR) kiosk machines for quick and easy printing of tickets booked through UTS …
Delhi police join hands with MSIL for Traffic Safety Management System in the capital
Delhi Police has joined hands with car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) to implement a Traffic Safety Management System (TSMS) in the national capital.
Common Mobility Card for Delhi Metro and DTC Buses
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently launched a pilot Common Mobility Card which can be used to travel in both Delhi Metro and sele…
NHAI creates National Highways Investment Promotion Cell
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has created a National Highways Investment Promotion Cell (NHIPC) for attracting domestic and foreign investment for highways pro…
MMRDA appoints consultants for Metro-2B corridor
The Executive Committee of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has appointed M/s Simplex Infra Ltd to construct the via duct and stations from DN Nagar to B…
MMRDA signs agreement with DMRC for Metro-6 corridor
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has signed an agreement, on deposit terms basis, with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the complete implement…
MIAL’s Terminal-2 bags multiple awards
GVK Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (MIAL), the company that administers Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) was recently awarded at the prestigious Ho…
High-performance Electric Cars from Mahindra
Carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra recently announced that it will have three new offerings in the EV or electric vehicle space by 2019-20. The three new cars will have top speeds…