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Bus Rapid Transit study: Trial run from May

29 April 2012

NEW DELHI: With the user perception survey winding up on Thursday, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) is getting ready to start the second phase of the court-mandated BRT study with a trial run. To start in May, the run will allow free flow of traffic on the lanes.

“Right-moving traffic, whether buses or motor vehicles, will travel on the BRT lane while traffic going straight and left will move on the existing MV lane.” The trial run, expected to go on for about a week, will be followed by a simulation exercise, said Dr S Gangopadhyay, director, CRRI….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Bus-Rapid-Transit-study-Trial-run-from-May/articleshow/12916575.cms

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April 29, 2012 at 11:50 am

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CRRI shelves BRT signal trial

17 April 2012

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Traffic Police’ ambitious plan to introduce the Intelligent Traffic System (ITS) on the entire road network of the Capital has suffered a setback with Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) suspending the testing of the ITS on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor.

Unable to cope with the unprecedented traffic snarls following the automatic functioning of the traffic signals on BRT on first day of the study conducted by CRRI, the expert body has decided to do away with further trials of the system…..

Read more: http://www.dailypioneer.com/home/online-channel/360-todays-newspaper/58292-crri-shelves-brt-signal-trial.html

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April 19, 2012 at 5:09 am

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Study on BRT corridor begins

15 April 2012

NEW DELHI: In compliance with Delhi high court’s order, the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) has started its study on the BRT. It will take them six weeks to test the viability of the corridor between Moolchand and Ambedkar Nagar, after which they will submit their report in court……

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-04-15/delhi/31345147_1_brt-corridor-traffic-jams-traffic-police

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April 18, 2012 at 7:53 am

Posted in CRRI

Day 1 of BRT survey proves corridor recipe for chaos

14 April 2012

NEW DELHI: The futility of BRT corridor got exposed on the very first day of the survey — ordered by the Delhi High Court — on the utility of the stretch between Ambedkar Nagar and Moolchand intersections.

On Friday, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) started a pilot study on the need for changing the signalling pattern on the route from manual to automatic during peak hour.

The CRRI exercise led to an unprecedented traffic jam in peak hours between 8.30 am and 10.30 am, forcing the Delhi Traffic Police to issue an advisory to avoid the corridor. Commuters on the BRT corridor would face this problem for the next 15 days of the survey…..

Read more: http://www.dailypioneer.com/home/online-channel/360-todays-newspaper/57533-day-1-of-brt-survey-proves-corridor-recipe-for-chaos.html

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April 14, 2012 at 9:52 am

Posted in CRRI

Use white toppingfor roads: Scientist

29 March 2012

CHANDIGARH:

Engineers of the Municipal Corporation were given a presentation on the new techniques available for the construction of roads. Binod Kumar, a scientist from the Central Road Research Institute, made the presentation.

Kumar said white topping should be used for construction of the roads. Instead of laying of roads of bitumen, those of concrete could be laid. With white topping, the temperature of the city would come down by around two degrees…..

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/use-white-toppingfor-roads-scientist/929736

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April 3, 2012 at 5:31 am

Posted in CRRI

Use white toppingfor roads: Scientist

29 March 2012

Engineers of the Municipal Corporation were given a presentation on the new techniques available for the construction of roads. Binod Kumar, a scientist from the Central Road Research Institute, made the presentation.

Kumar said white topping should be used for construction of the roads. Instead of laying of roads of bitumen, those of concrete could be laid. With white topping, the temperature of the city would come down by around two degrees. The life of the road would be around 30 years while those made of concrete are to be recarpeted every five years. The cost of the road, however, increases by 25 per cent…..

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/use-white-toppingfor-roads-scientist/929736/

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March 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Posted in CRRI

CRRI roped in for BRT study

22 March 2012

NEW DELHI: A week after the Delhi high court ordered the city government to carry out a fresh study on the effectiveness of the bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) has been approached to conduct the study. A senior government official said, “A basic level meeting has already been held with CRRI, where the terms of reference for the study were discussed. By March 30, the agreement should be finalized.” Sources said the study period was six weeks, with CRRI expected to submit the report by May 1…..

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-03-22/delhi/31224491_1_brt-corridor-dimts-new-corridors

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March 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Posted in CRRI

JK govt seeks CRRI’s help to check road accidents

14 February 2012

JAMMU: Concerned over frequent road mishaps in hilly areas, the Jammu and Kashmir government has roped in Central Road Research Institute to suggest remedial measures to check these accidents. “Road mishaps in Doda-Kishtwar and other hilly districts in Jammu region are of great concern…a comprehensive strategy is required to address the problem…CRRI has been roped in to conduct a detail survey and formulate report suggesting remedial measures to check these accidents,” …

Read more: http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/jk-govt-seeks-crris-help-to-check-road-accidents/963440.html

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February 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Posted in CRRI

Use of Natural Rubber Modified Bitumen in Road Construction

01 February 2012

The Union Government has formulated a strategy for use of natural rubber in roads as recommended by experts. The use of natural rubber modified bitumen has been specified by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways for binder courses and wearing courses laid on National Highways. The Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) has tested the technology for use of modified bitumen including natural rubber modified bitumen in construction and maintenance of roads under Ministry’s sponsored research scheme….

Read more: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=80023

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February 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

Posted in CRRI

‘Think global, plan local to end mess’

20 January 2012

NEW DELHI: Serious about bringing down its pedestrian death rate, New York City is improving 60 miles of road length every year. The plan is to make the megalopolis completely pedestrian friendly by 2030. Many other developed cities, too, have shown similar seriousness on pedestrian safety with master plans and strict laws. In Singapore, for instance, accidents can result in cancellation of driving licence.

……”Most Delhi roads don’t have a safe crossing. We need crossings that allow pedestrians enough time. At present, vehicles jumping lights eat up a lot of the pedestrian time at crossings. Walking facilities along roads are also needed and different modes of public transport should be properly linked,” says Dr Nishi Mittal, scientist at Central Road Research Institute…..

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Think-global-plan-local-to-end-mess/articleshow/11561739.cms

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January 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Posted in CRRI