Monday , 26 August 2019

National

Consultants appointed for DMIC project

The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) has appointed various consultants for Master Planning of development related activities of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Project. Among the consultants appointed are: Gujarat Consortium led by M/s. Halcrow, Haryana Consortium led by M/s. Jurong, Rajasthan Consortium led by M/s. Kuiper Compagnons, Madhya Pradesh Consortium led by M/s. Lea Associates, Uttar ...

Delhi to make roads pedestrian friendly

The Delhi PWD (Public Works Department), in collaboration with the Delhi Police, is working on a plan to make the roads in the city safer and more pedestrian friendly. The plan includes measures such as installing speed calmers, cats eye, delineators and appropriate traffic signage on the roads. This will be doen at about 144 locations identified by the police. ...

Supreme Court sets up panel on road safety

The Supreme Court has set up a 3-member panel to monitor road safety measures implementation across the country. The panel will be headed by Justice KS Radhakrishnan and will have former secretary, Ministry of Surface Transport, S Sundar and former Head of Department of Traffic Engineering and Safety Nishi Mittal as members. All state governments and the central ministries involved ...

Steel Slag for road construction and railways

A recent seminar on promoting awareness and usage of steel slag, organised by the Ministry of Steel and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) saw prominent participants advocating the use of steel slag for railways and road construction. The slag, which is a byproduct generated during the steel making process, has high abrasion resistance, good soundness ...

Delhi Metro to educate commuters

Frequent untoward incidents on the Delhi Metro have prompted the Metro authorities to conduct two-hour educational tours of the Metro. The programme – Know your Metro – to be conducted in batches, would comprise briefing commuters about the emergency system as well as other aspects of station and train management. Selected batches of passengers will be taken through the paces ...

Intelligent surveillance system on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Faced with an ever-increasing number of accidents on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is planning to install an intelligent highway surveillance and management system on the premier expressway. The system will assist the highway police who have been facing severe limitations in traffic enforcement on the busy expressway. It will have high resolution cameras with ...

ANTS to solve traffic problems in Ahmedabad

Kishen Patel, a National Institute of Design (NID) graduate from Ankleshwar, has designed a new transit system for the city – Ahmedabad Nagar Transit System (ANTS) – which is based on the same principles of that of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), but tries to solve its flaws. Patel got the inspiration for ANTS from studying the communal behaviour of ...

Safety system in Noida

A total of 14 companies, including five foreign firms, have submitted proposals for setting up an integrated security and surveillance system in Noida. The high-tech system known as C4i – Command, Control, Communication, Computing and Intelligence – will add teeth to the police force, helping cops check crime and traffic offences. As part of the C4i projects, several hundred closed-circuit ...

TRL’s iMAAP commissioned in Himachal Pradesh

To help reduce the number of serious and fatal road traffic accidents Himachal Pradesh has commissioned iMAAP and iMAAP Mobile Solutions. Designed and developed by the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), iMAAP is a powerful new software solution for the management, analysis and evaluation of road traffic crash data. It will provide the Himachal Pradesh Government, Police, Road Authorities and ...

Now, get toll plaza info on smartphone

Road users can now check whether a toll plaza is operating legally and how much they should pay at each toll plaza. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has launched a portal and a mobile-based application that will help commuters locate all toll plazas on a stretch and the charges payable for each category of vehicle – car, jeep, ...

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