Archive for October, 2011

Mobile Traffic Signal Lights to deals with Rush Hour Traffic

Posted by admin On October - 8 - 2011

Delhi traffic police has come up with a new and an unique way to deal with traffic jams at signalfree junctions in the city. The police will be using a mobile traffic signal system to deal with traffic at places where a permanent traffic signal is not installed on a day-to-day basis. The mobile traffic will be loaded on a trolley which will be easy to take anywhere.

BS Bassi, special commissioner of police (traffic) said that “We are currently using the system to identify locations at the C Hexagon where we may need to place permanent traffic lights.” The traffic police have already tested the mobile traffic signal at places without traffic signals.

Around the C Hexagon (the roundabout near India Gate), Delhi police is planning to install permanent traffic lights with pedestrian crossovers at five locations to deals with the traffic and provide safe passageway to pedestrians during morning and evening peak hours.

Joint Commissioner of traffic police, Satyendra Garg said that they have installed red lights at the crossings on Tilak Marg, Shahjahan Road and Rajpath. Now with the use of the mobile traffic signal the police is surveying the feasibility of installing permanent lights at Zakir Hussain crossing and KG Marg crossing.“ As part of testing, the police is giving around 15 seconds’ pedestrian crossover every three minutes during morning and evening peak hours by using the mobile traffic light. Satyendra Garg also said that “This mobile traffic signal, which can run continuously for 20 hours, can be seen from three different directions at an intersection.”

The mobile traffic signal lights will be used once all the locations are identified where traffic increases during the peak hours. As of now, the Police have four such mobile signal lights and one is already in used, the remaining lights will be put into use in a couple of months.

To sum up, the mobile traffic signal lights will have these features:

  • It can be taken anywhere it is needed.
  • The lights will be seen from three directions at an intersection.
  • The period to change lights will be as per requirement.
  • It has the option of pedestrian crossover.

Mobile traffic light can operate for 20 hours at a stretch.

More Race For Delhi in 2012

Posted by admin On October - 8 - 2011

Buddh International Circuit which will be hosting its first ever Formula One Grand Prix in October though it is still waiting to get the Grade A certification but the venue has already been chosen for another motor race in 2011.

Buddh International Circuit or also known as BIC has been added in the roster for one of the 20 events that will be held from October 26 to 28 in 2012 as according to the schedule released on Formula One’s website.

As according to Askari H Zaidi, the senior vice president of Jaypee Sports India Limited told that the FIA inspection team was very much satisfied with the quality of BIC track and the work progress that the circuit was included for next year’s Grand Prix. According to Formula One calendar, there will be a total of 20 races for 2012, where the first race will be held in Melbourne, Australia from March 15 to 18. Another circuit will also be developed in US for next year.

The race circuit should get clearance before 60 days or preferably 90 days before the event as per the guideline of FIA. The exceptions can be made in case of a new circuit as last year the Korean Grand Prix was given Grade-A certification just 10 days before the event. Zaidi stated that “FIA team judges the progress of work and only then fixes the date near the event otherwise they disapprove. “ JPSI has request for some 1,100 police personnel for providing security to visitors outside the circuit for the first Indian Grand Prix to be held from October 28 to 30 this year.

MLA’s fund spending to be made public

Posted by admin On October - 8 - 2011

More transparency for Delhiites as soon on how much a MLA is allotted for the development of the area and the amount being spent on the project will be open for the general public to view. The board who will work on this will put the details of each MLA’s fund spending and the work done in their respective constituencies. All this information will also be available on the Delhi government’s website.

The Central Information Commission, also known as CIC has directed Delhi Government and Municipal Corporation of Delhi to install boards in each assembly constituency to put how and on what the money under LAD funds was spent for the general public. This decision was decided after after Anjali Bhardwaj and 317 other citizens from the Satark Nagarik Sangathan (SNS) complained that details of funds available to the councillors or the elected members of assembly be made available suo moto for public. Officials stated that the government has already installed boards in 55 assembly constituencies and the rest (15 more from a total of 70 constituencies) will be in place by September end. Delhi Government will come up with advertisement with all the details of CIC once the boards are installed

SKS Yadav, Delhi’s additional secretary, department of urban development said that  “However, we also plan to bring out a booklet for each assembly constituency. The booklet costing R10 will be available at the offices of all SDMs, deputy commissioners (revenue), urban development headquarters and also at MCD zonal offices.”  MCD has claimed that it has already installed similar boards for each of its councillors. Information commissioner Shailesh Gandhi and Bhardwaj have been diligently pursuing the matter, prompting the authorities to come up with these boards that form part of the suo moto declarations under the RTI Act.

Formula One Tickets on Sale for Race Car Enthusiasts

Posted by admin On October - 8 - 2011

The first ever Grand Prix event is just round the corner and fans have already started purchasing the tickets two months in advance.

The event which is going to be held at the Buddh International Circuit hosted  in Greater Noida by Jaypee Sports International has already sold over20,000 tickets, which is around r 20% of the total one lakh tickets available. The event is scheduled to happen in October end.

According to the sales report, most of the tickets were sold online, Out of the 7000 tickets priced at Rs 2500 each have been sold out. Fans are now going for more expensive. The tickets have been priced from Rs 2500 to Rs 35000.

Of all the fans, students are most excited about the event. It should be noted that Delhi/NCR has more than 70 management and engineering colleges with more that 2 lakh students. Motorsports are liked by students as it provides thrill. I have planned to join the academy to be set up next year at Buddh International Circuit,“ said Vivek Nagar, a college student.

JK Dutta, president, Federation of Greater Noida Residents Welfare Association said that the event will attractions over one lakh visitors and the authorities should arrange for accommodations well in advance. Besides, bed and breakfast units should be registered in large numbers. This will provide cheap accommodation to visitors. The Jaypee Group’s integrated sports complex located close to City Park is already a hit among foreign visitors and MNC top executives.

“International level sports infrastructure is a boon for foreign executives who used to go to Delhi for such facilities,’ said by PP Sharma, senior executive with Yamaha Motors and general secretary, Association of Greater Noida Industries.

DMRC Survey to manage Traffic

Posted by admin On October - 8 - 2011

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has commissioned a traffic management survey on the 22 km long stretch of Mukundpur to Yamuna Vihar corridor in order to manage traffic movement on the busy Ring Road while constructing the metro line. This line is the longest stretch DMRC has ever worked and carried out such a survey.

DMC will start working on the 55.9 km Mukundpur-Yamuna Vihar corridor by the end of this year and this will the longest metro corridor, will be spread across the Ring Road.

To construct this line, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will need a good survey though which the movement of the traffic will not be effected. To do this, DMRC has hired a specialized agency -M/s TPA Engineers Consultancy Pvt Ltd -to carry out a survey of sections of the Ring Road, to minimise inconvenience to commuters during Metro construction work on the arterial road. DMRC has already started working on the Bhikaji Cama Place to Shalimar Bagh section from 1st of September.

According to Anuj Dayal, spokesperson, DMRC, the agency working on this survey has identified 12 traffic junctions on the 22 km long stretch for the study.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said that the survey will help the corporation greatly to divert the traffic on Ring Road during the construction of the metro line. The survey includes study of the traffic flow and the possible routes where the traffic can be diverted during the construction. After the survey the agency will submit a report to DMRC and also give a presentation to the Delhi traffic police. DMRC will propose traffic diversions plans to the Delhi traffic police once the survey is completed and when they find a possible route to divert the traffic.

To help road accident victim get faster treatment and insurance claim settlement, Delhi Traffic will be using a device called RADaR or Road Accident Data Recorder. This device will collect and store essential accident-related data required by road engineers, traffic police, insurance agents and doctors in trauma centres.

Designed by the International Road Federation (IRF), RADaR will be launched in Delhi on October 3rd during a three-day international expo on traffic safety. PK Sikdar, a traffic expert said that  “Road accidents require a systematic analysis to evolve possible solutions and their counter-measures to improve safety of accident locations.“

An IRF official stated that data collection from accident sites through existing arrangements is often insufficient as these are collected only for the purpose of FIR and strictly meet only the requirement of adjudication. But this device will record all important accident-related data like vehicles involved, fatality or injury, collision diagram with all the exact details in a menu-driven electronic form filled by touch screen arrangement for the tablet.

KK Kapila, chairman, IRF explained that the device is a user friendly electronic tablet which will add traffic police to collect road accident data from an accident site at ease. The device will come equipped with GPS, GPRS, digital camera and voice recording. Comprehensive data collection will facilitate analysis of a road accident or accident reconstruction, which was not possible till now.

Experts says that this device will aid a lot to the improvement of road safety and reduced road accidents. Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic) said, “I have heard about the device but am yet to see it. I can’t comment on this now.“ it should be noted that on an average of 170 people are killed in road accidents every month in Delhi.