Friday , 14 August 2020

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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.

EESL, BSNL to set up 1000 EV charging stations

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of four National Public Sector Enterprises under Ministry of Power, Government of India, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), for the installation of 1,000 public EV charging stations to boost e-mobility adoption across India. Under this partnership, EESL will set up public charging stations in ...

MoU signed between IIT Roorkee and Dehradun Smart City

To improve public transport and traffic management, an MoU has been signed between Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and Dehradun Smart City Ltd. Under the MoU, IIT-R will provide services and research on different aspects of urban planning, including electric mobility plan, public transport system, traffic plan and energy-saving plans.

Pelican crossing system in Lucknow

To make Lucknow city more pedestrian-friendly, the civic authorities have decided to bring 15 more Pelican crossings in the city. The system, which is part of ITMS under the Smart City Project, will be brought in the city after the success of two such ‘test’ crossings. Speaking to TrafficInfraTech, Fareed Zaidi, General Manager, Smart City project, said, “The roads of ...

Integrated Intelligent Transport System at Navi Mumbai

Navi Mumabi Municipal Corporation recently introduced real-time data-driven Integrated Intelligent Transport System (IITS).  As part of IITS project, Automatic Vehicle Location System/ GPS was also installed on 448 buses that make 4,000 daily trips. The system helps track the vehicles’ routes and check if they have sped away without stopping at any of the designated bus stops. Some of the ...

Govt to raise $15 billion for India’s infrastructure plan

The government is all set to raise $15 billion or Rs 1 lakh crore that will be spent over five years for the infrastructure sector. In a recently held press conference, Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Finance Minister, Government of India told TrafficinfraTech that the government’s commitment towards attracting investment and public spending is out. The government is allocating nearly Rs 22,000 ...

India’s IoT enabled sensors market to reach Rs 81bn by 2024

With the growing penetration of IoT across various industries, dependence on IoT-enabled sensors that allow communication between devices has increased significantly, it is expected that the IoT-enabled sensors market in India is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 62.96% to reach a value of Rs 81.07 billion by 2024, from Rs 4.83 billion in 2018. In recent years, India ...