Goodbye to traffic jams at Gurgaon; City to get Intelligent Traffic Management System to avoid traffic jams

We earlier discussed that traffic management systems will become a multi billion dollar industry and now in line with our thoughts in the previous post comes this news. As reported by The Times of India , Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon partnered with a Japanese firm to deploy Smart Grid System for traffic management. The firm will install Integrated Intelligent Traffic System at various crossings.

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The project is likely to commence by the end of this month and intelligent signals will be installed at three crossings in the pilot phase. These include the Genpact crossing on the Golf Course road, Ghata crossing and Kachra Chowk on the Gurgaon-Faridabad road.

The routes will have induction loops, which are coils of ropes embedded under the roads. Whenever a vehicle will pass over the loop, it will induce a current based on the speed of the vehicle, which will further send a pulse to the traffic signal controller to show the presence of an approaching vehicle. And this will initiate a traffic signal change process.

Additionally, LED screens will be installed at a distance of about 400 metres from each crossing to avoid bumper-to-bumper traffic. Infrared camera sensors with WiFi connections will be installed with the streetlights, which will relay live traffic information to control rooms. The controller will then flash traffic information on the LED screens with messages like — ‘Please take a diversion, heavy traffic ahead’.

“For three months, traffic at these three crossings will be managed through IITS, by tweaking time intervals of traffic signals to predict best possible routes, and by modelling optimal traffic flows,” a senior MCG official told The Times of India.

Here’s hoping that this innovative transport infrastructure will help Gurgaon residents save time and maintain a stress-free routine for their daily commutes.

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GoIbibo to launch ‘goCars’ an inter-city ridesharing service


Travel services aggregator GoIbibo in an attempt to expand it’s portfolio and tap new areas is introducing inter-city ridesharing service goCars. Although the website is live, the service is yet to be launched. Ibibo Group already launched a similar service Ryde and now goCars, it is a redundancy to operate both. We have to wait and see whether Ibibo will rebrand Ryde as goCars and introduce the service or keep both.

Until then lets have a look at what GoIbibo says about the new service

Goibibo says that the user experience with goCars will be something unheard of before, and much much better than its competitors. Of course, you will be able to share the journey with fellow passengers who’re traveling between the same two cities, thereby saving money and time.

The company also says that the pickup and drop points will be near to the passenger, the driver will have a good background check and verification before they enroll for the service. Since you’re traveling with other people, you’ll be paying just for your seat, and not the whole car.


GoCash can be used for availing rides on goCars, company says. However, it is still not clear whether you’ll be paying one-fourth, one-third or half the price of the full car. It is also not yet clear whether there will be some fixed points in the city where the cabs can be taken from.

It looks like a really good idea, and an untapped area right now. However, if the company wants to focus on user experience, it must ensure the drivers are properly verified, can drive for long hours without fatigue and the cars are in good shape for our Indian roads.

This new service can be exploited by frequent travellers who otherwise take buses and trains to travel between two cities. For example, the number of daily travellers between Chandigarh and Delhi, Mumbai and Pune, Bengaluru and Chennai and Gurgaon and Jaipur is quite high and this service can specifically benefit such people.

We’ll be able to analyze more as the company releases more details of the service. If priced right, this service could actually rival the existing offline inter-city taxi and buses services.


Haryana govt. bans old petrol & diesel vehicles in NCR cities

The Haryana government has banned petrol vehicles that are more than 15 years old, and diesel vehicles more than 10 years old, in all cities that are a part of the National Capital Region (NCR). Currently, this jurisdiction is applicable in four cities of Haryana: Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonepat and Jhajjar.


The State government claims that this step has been taken to curb air pollution in a way that it does not affect the National Capital. This ban comes a few days after the National Green Tribunal issued a similar order on diesel vehicles that are more than 10 years old and are registered with the Delhi RTO.

The four cities affected by the said order (Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonepat and Jhajjar) cumulatively house around 20 lakh registered vehicles. It remains to be seen whether or not the Haryana government follows NGT’s steps and prohibits the old vehicles from reselling anywhere in India.

These recent efforts to curb pollution levels have intensified after Delhi was named as the 11th most polluted city of the world.

Source: Times of India

Time Tabled Auto Express Inaugurated from Gurgaon to Nidvanda

GaadiWaadi – Time Tabled Auto Express caters for the transportation needs of the auto industry as Railways seeks to gather credibility and market share in automobile traffic Indian Railways has launched today the time tabled Auto Express from Gurgaon to Nidvanda. The state-owned enterprise targets one fourth of the rail market share in automobile traffic…

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