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Runway Bridge on river Adyar at Chennai

A first-of-its-kind bridge over runway is being constructed over Adyar river at Chennai to facilitate the extension of the secondary runway to facilitate the extension of the secondary runway over it to the other side of the river. The bridge can withstand the load and landing of a long and wide aircraft like an A-380. This amazing feat is being ...

Bombardier’s 100th MOVIA metro car

Leading transportation company Bombardier Transportation’s new railway vehicle manufacturing site in India completed the production of its 100th MOVIA metro car (a high-capacity metro car) recently. Inaugurated in November 2008, the new plant represented a € 33 million investment and was designed and built from scratch following the most modern industrial standards worldwide. Presently, the site is executing the production ...

Hybrid car that runs at 140kmph in 10 seconds

Spanish company TECNALIA (The Tecnalia Technological Corporation) recently presented its experimental vehicle DYNACAR®— an electric car that can reach a speed of 140 kilometres per hour in 10 seconds. TECNALIA had been working on enhanced configuration and virtual evaluation tools that enable the development and integration of new solutions for hybrid and fully electric vehicles since the last five years. ...

Road Safety in a new light

3M's retroreflective sheeting technology has transformed the science of light reflectivity on the roads and plays a significant role in road safety.

T3 – Setting a new global benchmark

The new gateway to India – Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport – commissioned in July this year, has set new global benchmarks in the aviation industry. After Dubai and Beijing, T3 is the world’s third largest terminal in terms of size. With many firsts to its credit, the $3 billion terminal spread over 5.2 million sqft has ...

Road safety message via films at cinema halls

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has made it mandatory for cinema hall management to screen a few short films on road safety before showing the feature films. The three-minute films on various subjects dealing with road safety are made by the Indian chapter of International Road Federation (IRF), a Geneva-based forum that advocates better and safer roads, and NDTV. ...

Travel on Expressways to get easy

As road transport will play a significant role in sustaining the economic momentum of the country, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has prepared a master plan for the development of Expressways Network. As per the plan, based on financial viability, relative traffic intensity along with various corridor segments, network comprehensiveness, connectivity and relative economic potential, the expressway ...

Korean High-Speed Trains

Equipped with Westcode Semiconductors’ insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) and high-power fast recovery diode technology, a new high speed train in Korea – Korail – will be able to run at a speed of 330kmph with a 0-300kmph acceleration time of 316 seconds. The technology, developed in collaboration with Hyundai Heavy Industry for Korea’s national train operator, Korail also features ...

Cable stayed-bridge

For its Mumbai Metro project on Jog Flyover across the Western Express Highway in Andheri, the Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL), a joint venture between Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra) and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) plans to erect a cable-stayed bridge. Construction of the 38-metre-high, 175-metre-long Bridge, is likely to be completed by February 2011.

Road Safety Plan

Government is working on finalising a complete Road Safety Action Plan. This follows the introduction of a bill to create a National Road Safety and Traffic Management Board in the Lok Sabha in May this year. The government intends to make an annual provision of Rs.250 crore for the plan. The mandate for the bill is conducting of regular safety ...