Friday, 11 March 2016
Effective means to utilize smart transport fully
Smart transport systems for the metros and cities is been the main agenda of reforms in the country since past many years. The Government of India has envisaged the growth of smart cities and selected about 40 cities out of 100 for which smart city solutions would get enabling the introduction of the concept through viable projects.
More than a couple of smart transport systems are available to individuals and planners for smart transport system. The question about smart transport system is whether the system for support and backing of government in this sector is total and impartial. The agenda would need to focus on how best to employ devices, new transport, roads, and other modes for developing the ITS or Intelligent Transportation Systems.
City transport is an important sector of life of people. In most cities the road transport is key mode of commuting and logistics. The big and large cities have metro and local train network as the backbone of transportation mode. In order to fully incorporate ITS into the surface transportation network, ITS must be “mainstreamed” into the overall transportation planning and project development processes that exist in each state and metropolitan region of the country. Less equality, inadequate capacity, road safety, over crowdedness, poor traffic management, theft and lack of model solutions plague the road transport effectiveness and development. Smart transport systems would need better services, cities would need leading to huge demand and supply gap within poor infrastructure networks. There is under recovery with poor asset management for numerous cities.
Technology is important though the predictions of demand and supply cannot be fed automatically every time and for every city in exhaustive way. Visibility of routes information for travelers in hassle free journey is sometimes unavailable. Multi model analysis of the network of transport cannot emerge properly unless the system wide deficiencies can be rectified. Intelligent traffic management would aid efficient traffic. The balanced focus for improving or changing infrastructure into leveraging smart technology cannot become solutions unless the investing in initiatives becomes streamlined to smart city objectives. Creating high quality transport in smart cities is able to bring out approvals and citizen guarantee there has to be sufficient and reliable technology deployment, effective way to treating the same with observing the planned short or long breaks, and continuation of program or project objectives. Therefore the effect of limited resources and planning causes a deep drawback on project and insists on further weakening smart transport ability for meeting future goals.