The Fatal Accident at Biodiversity Flyover in Hyderabad - A Case Study

Author(s):  
Raja Sekhar Mamillapalli ◽  
Srihari Vedartham

Urban disasters, Traffic is unavoidable due to increase in density of vehicles without adding more road space to the city. This is demanding for more flyovers, grade separators to avoid congestion at the junctions. Hyderabad is congesting with many junctions adding up to the heavy traffic and waiting time, energy, fuel and polluting the city with noise and air pollution. For economic benefit and decongestion of major junctions, Flyovers were planned and constructed. To meet this demand in Gachibowli and Hi-Tech city area, a flyover was constructed by MVR Infra projects near biodiversity junction. The present paper describes the incident of fatal accident taken place on November 23, 2019. The study also reveals aftermath actions taken by the government of Telangana and suggested various sections in the Indian penal codes for such incidents.

2015 ◽  
Vol 2 (2) ◽  
pp. 336
Author(s):  
Chia-ju, Lin

<p><em>In recent years, with the rapid development of the media, an increasing number of corporations and even government agencies are using the new format known as the micro film as a means of advertising</em><em> and</em><em> marketing. In this study, we </em><em>took</em><em> the micro films produced by the Taipei City Government </em><em>as objects of analysis to</em><em> investigate the image of the city as constructed in and produced by these films. Furthermore, </em><em>in this study, </em><em>the symbol of image in </em><em>three such micro films </em><em>was </em><em>studied: [email protected], My Micro Tour of Taipei, and Happily Ever After. It was found that in these films, the characteristics of the city of Taipei have </em><em>been </em><em>presented accurately and successfully </em><em>by means of</em><em> the [appropriate selection of] celebrity performers, the romance narratives used, and the lively presentation of these films. Therefore, these films have foregrounded </em><em>an</em><em> image of Taipei that is free, friendly, diverse, and progressive; furthermore, they have successfully conveyed the idea that “Taipei is a city that is positive and capable of outstanding achievements”</em><em>.</em><em> These films, designed to attract audiences, have been made with great skill and portray little elements of the government-run campaigns they are actually part of, thus making them even more entertaining for viewers.</em><em></em></p>


2018 ◽  
Vol 7 (4.7) ◽  
pp. 453 ◽  
Author(s):  
Ully Irma Maulina Hanafiah ◽  
Antariksa . ◽  
Purnama Salura

The urban area consists of systems and sub-systems that have relationships with each other like a network. The development and changes in urban space are believed to influence the relationship between systems and also the meaning of all elements forming the urban spatial area. This also happens to the primary elements which are signs for the urban area. Given the changes in the city area, the existence of the primary elements as signs of a city area needs to be explored. The study is carried out on the primary elements in the city area which has a relatively complete city function. The case study is the European region in the center of Medan city, the capital of North Sumatra Province, Indonesia. This is a descriptive-analytical and interpretative-qualitative research. It aims to reveal all relationships that are intertwined in the function, form and meaning of the primary elements. The results of the study concluded that changes in primary elements as signs of the region shifted from symbolic meaning to pragmatic meaning.   


2019 ◽  
Vol 14 (2) ◽  
pp. 150-163
Author(s):  
T. A. Trifonova ◽  
A. S. Salmin

Aim. This study was aimed at assessing the possibility of using the Hypogymnia physodes (L.) Nyl. lichen as an accumulative bioindicator of atmospheric air pollution in industrial cities.Methods. Under the conditions of aerial anthropogenic pollution in the city of Kazan, bulk concentrations of such heavy metals (HM) as Pb, Cr, Fe, Cu, Co and Ni were determined in the thalli of epiphytic H. physodes lichen using X‐ray fluorescence analysis.Results. According to the data obtained, the samples of lichen thalli contained 0.02÷3.08, 0.68÷2.82, 6.46÷542.99, 6,28÷21,52, 0.01÷0.32 and 0.03÷1.48 mg/kg of lead, chromium, iron, copper, cobalt and nickel, respectively.Conclusion. It is established that the city districts characterized by different envi‐ ronmental conditions showed various HM contents in lichen thalli. On the basis of the elemental composition of the thalli, zoning of the city area was carried out.  In addition to instrumental methods, a centile analysis revealed high HM concentrations in the lichen thalli. The conducted research has confirmed high biomonitoring characteristics of the H. physodes lichen. 


Author(s):  
Leonas Paulauskas ◽  
Robertas Klimas

Air pollution is one of the main reasons of pulmonary diseases, malignant tumours, allergic and other chronic deceases. In 2003, with the help of a mobile laboratory, investigation on air pollution and its distribution in Šiauliai city environment was accomplished. Measurements were performed once a month in exploratory positions deployed at 1 km intervals one from another. Average onetime annual pollutant concentration was measured, estimating one square kilometer. Concentration of CO in Šiauliai surroundings varied from 0,5 mg/m3 to 5,8 mg/m3 or by 51 % of Šiauliai area varied from 0,8 mg/m3 to 1,4 mg/m3. Concentration of NO2varied from 0,005 mg/m3 to 0,84 mg/m3 or by 57 % of the city area it varied from 0,010 mg/m3 to 0,020 mg/m3. Concentration of NO varied from 0,003 mg/m3 to 0,495 mg/m3. Concentration of SO2 varied from 0,0015 mg/m3 to 0,012 mg/m3. Concentration of O3 varied from 0,022 mg/m3 to 0,134 mg/m3. The total concentration of hydrocarbons varied from 1,5 ppm to 3,5 ppm. The highest level of pollution was observed in the central part of the city.


Author(s):  
Kim N. Dirks ◽  
Judith Y. T. Wang ◽  
Amirul Khan ◽  
Christopher Rushton

Walking School Buses (WSBs) provide a safe alternative to being driven to school. Children benefit from the contribution the exercise provides towards their daily exercise target, it gives children practical experience with respect to road safety and helps to relieve traffic congestion around the entrance to their school. Walking routes are designed largely based in road safety considerations, catchment need and the availability of parent support. However, little attention is given to the air pollution exposure experienced by children during their journey to school, despite the commuting microenvironment being an important contributor to a child&rsquo;s daily air pollution exposure. This study aims to quantify the air pollution exposure experienced by children walking to school and those being driven by car. A school was chosen in Bradford, UK. Three adult participants carried out the journey to and from school each carrying a P-Trak ultrafine particle (UFP) count monitor. One participant travelled the journey to school by car while the other two walked, each on opposite sides of the road for the majority of the journey. Data collection was carried out over a period of two weeks, for a total of five journeys to school in the morning and five on the way home at the end of the school day. Results of the study suggest that car commuters experience lower levels of air pollution dose due to lower exposures and reduced commute times. The largest reductions in exposure for pedestrians can be achieved by avoiding close proximity to traffic queuing up to intersections, and, where possible, walking on the side of the road opposite the traffic, especially during the morning commuting period. Major intersections should also be avoided as they were associated with peak exposures. Steps to ensure that the phasing of lights is optimized to minimize pedestrian waiting time would also help reduce exposures. If possible, busy roads should be avoided altogether. By the careful design of WSB routes, taking into account air pollution, children will be able to experience the benefits that walking to school brings while minimizing their air pollution exposure during their commute to and from school.


2019 ◽  
Vol 63 (5) ◽  
pp. 657-687
Author(s):  
Eleonora D’Andrea ◽  
Beatrice Lazzerini ◽  
Francesco Marcelloni

Abstract Traffic and air pollution caused by the increasing number of cars have become important issues in nowadays cities. A possible solution is to employ recommender systems for efficient ridesharing among users. These systems, however, typically do not allow specifying ordered stops, thus preventing a large amount of possible users from exploiting ridesharing, e.g. parents leaving kids at school while going to work. Indeed, if a parent desired to share a ride, he/she would need to indicate the following constraint in the path: the stop at school should precede the stop at work. In this paper, we propose a ridesharing recommender, which allows each user to specify an ordered list of stops and suggests efficient ride matches. The ride-matching criterion is based on a dissimilarity between the driver’s path and the shared path, computed as the shortest path on a directed acyclic graph with ordering constraints between the stops defined in the single paths. The dissimilarity value is the detour requested to the driver to visit also the stops of the paths involved in the ride-share, respecting the visiting order of the stops within each path. Results are presented on a case study involving the city of Pisa.


Author(s):  
Abdulrahman Alkandari ◽  
Samer Moein

<span lang="EN-US">Minor traffic accidents have become a major problem facing the road users in the recent years, according to the statistics from the Ministry of Interior (MOI) in Kuwait there were recorded 80,388 accidents by the year 2014. Accidents not only affect the mobility but also contribute to air pollution and slow down economic growth. These effects are the result of the seriously extended trips travel time due to accumulated vehicles queue. In some accidents cases, the lost time waiting for the arrival of the traffic officers and filling up the accident report could take up to 45 minutes. The new idea of Vehicle Accident Report application (I-VAR) concept developed by the research team would reduce the waiting time up to 3 minutes (93% savings), which would increase the level of service of the segment of a roadway. In addition, the study will be discussed four major situations on some of the busiest roads in Kuwait. Specifically, gas emissions and cost estimation. Improve the pollution obviously, by using the (I-VAR) application for the minor accidents there is an amount of 360,776,460 K.D would be saved yearly from the Kuwait government funds. It is a consequence of the huge savings in alleviating traffic congestion and generally produces more saver and efficient travel conditions.</span>


2018 ◽  
Vol 7 (4.34) ◽  
pp. 410
Author(s):  
Abdul Hadi Sirat ◽  
Irfan Zam-Zam ◽  
Zikri Muhammad

Indonesian Act No. 32 and 33 by 2014 about the formation of the regional autonomy is a challenge for local governments to utilize the potentials of the region. One of the local revenues for enhancing fiscal area is Regional Own Source Revenue (PAD), which are sourced from taxes and retributions. This research aims to analyze the financial management from the Government of Ternate. The secondary data collected from DPD, BPS, and offices related to the financial areas in 2010 – 2014 as well as data on the results of interviews with officials of the Regional Work Unit that has been appointed. By descriptive analysis, the result showed that economic growth has increased and indicated the increment of regional GDP. Based on the percentage of each sector against the Gross Domestic Regional Product in 2010 – 2014, trade, hotels and restaurants as well as other sectors were significantly contributing. The analysis found that the city of Ternate has not been financially able to carry out regional autonomy. However, the Government of Ternate is expected to improve regional financial capability by implementing intensification, the efforts to internally optimize local taxes and levies, and intensification, the efforts to expand and utilize new potentialities over regional tax and levies, to improve fiscal capability of the city of Ternate. To conclude, the effort in increase the District Own Source Revenue can be done by implementing intensification and intensification of regional tax and retribution.  


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