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Validity of vehicle permits extends till June end

The government has extended the validity of several motor vehicle documents including driving licences, vehicle registration certificates and permits, that have expired since February 1 until June 30. The decision has been taken in the wake of the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and closure of the government ...

NHAI extends deadlines for Project bids

In the wake of Covid-19, India’s National Highways Authority of India has revised the project awarding target from 4,500-km to 3,000-km plus, according to a senior official. “ We have already awarded around the 2,800-km-length project, and are likely to add another 500-700 km,” RK Pandey, Members (Projects), NHAI informed TrafficInfraTech. On extending the deadlines, he adds: “It all depends on the ...

Jaipur Metro receives CMRS safety certificate for phase 1B

The Jaipur Metro has received safety certificate from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) for starting commercial operations on the new 2.35 km Phase 1B underground extension of Jaipur Metro’s 9.63 km Line-1 between Chandpole and Badi Chaupar. The approval issued is conditional in nature and comes up with a list of 65 conditions JMRC has to follow. Among ...

Smart Transportation market to reach $237 Bn by 2026

According to a report, the Global Smart Transportation Market is expected to reach $237.143 billion by 2026, from the current level of $59.07 billion growing at a CAGR of 16.7%. The report suggests that growth in transportation infrastructure, rising megacities and population and rising number of on-road vehicles are the major key factors driving the market growth. However, the lack ...

New parking protocol in Indore

Indore Municipal Corporation is preparing a ‘parking management policy’ in association with United Kingdom government’ for Smart Urban Development in Indian States (SmUDI). The initiative aims at effective utilization of parking spaces, reducing dependency on private vehicles and increase ridership of public transport. The corporation also plans to implement the system on trial in certain areas of city, and if ...

UMTC to prepare DPR for Vizag Metro

Gurgaon-based Urban Mass Transit Company (UMTC) has bagged a contract worth Rs 5.33Cr to prepare a revised detailed project report for 33.5 km-long Visakhapatnam Metro project. The Andhra Pradesh government has revised the length of the Metro project from earlier 42.5 km to 80 km, including the 3.85 km new section from Gajuwaka to Vizag Steel Plant. According to the ...

India’s New Motor Vehicle Act brings down road accidents

According to the government data, there has been a significant dip in the number of accidents after the implementation of New Motor Vehicle Act, 2019. The information was shared by the Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in the ongoing Parliament session. According to the minister, in the last five months, Gujarat has registered a 14% dip in ...

10,000 km road projects awarded under Bharatmala since 2017

As per the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, a total of 246 projects with an aggregate length of about 10,100kms have been awarded till February 2020 under Bharatmala Pariyojana. The total cost incurred towards these projects is Rs 2.38 lakh crore, which also includes projects on Greenfield Corridors. The Government of India had approved Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I in October ...

Ropax service commences on Mumbai to Mandwa route

Mumbai Port Trust and Maharashtra Maritime Board have begun a ROPAX service from Bhaucha Dhakka (Ferry Wharf) to Mandwa, Alibaug. About 15-lakh passengers travel annually by catamarans and launches from Gateway of India to Mandwa. However, with the launch of ROPAX, commuters can now travel in their cars directly to Alibaug. According to the officials of MbPT, this mode of ...

Dilip Buildcon bags Rs 860Cr HAM project under Bharatmala

Dilip Buildcon has bagged Rs 860.50Cr four-lane road project in Chhattisgarh from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). “The company has received the letter of acceptance (LOA) on March 18, 2020, from the NHAI for the new Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) project in the state of Chhattisgarh,” the company said in a regulatory filing.

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