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Monday , 24 January 2022

National

Rajasthan to get new airport

The Central government is planning to construct a new airport at Neemrana in Rajasthan, situated halfway between Delhi and Jaipur. The new airport would decongest the increasingly crowded Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport at New Delhi and will cover an area of 24sqkm. It is expected to become a gateway for tourism in Rajasthan and fuel expansion and growth in ...

JNNURM to add 10,000 more buses

The Central government is planning to add 10,000 more buses to the various public transport services under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) scheme. Many of the city services around the country have ordered low floor and semi-low floor buses, and are waiting for the government approval for the funds. The total outlay proposed for JNNURM for 2013-14 ...

Mumbai airport to use SITA technology

The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at Mumbai will use AirportConnect Open, the common-use passenger system from SITA (Soci?t? Internationale de T?l?communications A?ronautiques). Under the terms of a ten-year agreement signed between Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) and SITA, the system will provide passenger handling, baggage reconciliation and security solutions. SITA will also install the Airport iValidate system at the airport to ...

Double-decker Bangalore-Chennai train

The Railways will shortly introduce a new double-decker train service between Bangalore and Chennai. A trial run of the train was conducted recently and services are expected to begin in March. The train has a maximum speed of 160kmph with a section speed of 105-110kmph. It is fitted with a chassis provided by the German firm Lukwe Holfmann Busch (LHB). ...

New high speed accident relief trains

The Railways is in the process of importing a number of high speed accident relief trains to expedite rescue and restoration work after accidents. The trains will be high-speed, diesel powered self-propelled trains with a maximum speed of 160kmph. At present the railways have 27 self propelled accident relief trains with a maximum speed of 110kmph. Each diesel powered train ...

Mumbai Monorail successfully tested

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) successfully carried out a test run of Mumbai Monorail, India?s first mono rail. About 100 journalists travelled in a glittering four-coach modern pink train that looked more like a toy train than the 12 coach trains Mumbaikars are used to. The test run covered seven stations from Wadala to Chembur in an 8.80km ...

Steria organises roundtable on transportation needs in India

Steria (India) Ltd, the Indian arm of Paris headquartered IT Solutions and Services company, Steria, organised a roundtable conference in Mumbai on ?Modern Approach to 21st Century Transport Challenges?. The aim was to attain a thought leadership position on Steria?s point of view on achieving operational efficiency with optimised transport systems amongst policymakers at all levels in the Indian transport ...

KritiKal Solutions launches Video Signal Processing Kit

KritiKal Solutions Pvt Ltd has launched a Video Signal Processing Unit 150T? 01. The video signal-processing unit is a low-cost system which provides an end-to-end platform for EO/IR sensor data acquisition, pre-processing, compression & streaming of video data. The indigenously designed generic platform around Xilinx Spartan 6 device enables real-time data acquisition from multiple sensors and cameras. It is a ...

Rahul Asthana to be on MERC

Rahul Asthana, Commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRD), has been appointed as a member of the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) from March onwards. Asthana, who retires as MMRDA Commissioner on February 28, has been selected from a pool of about 114 retired officers such as joint secretaries of the state government and other candidates who had applied for ...

MEGA gets Best Display Award

The Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Metrolink Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) was awarded the Best Display Award at the recently held Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show 2013. On display were MEGA?s miniature models of metro depots and stations. Other features of the Metro on display were the elevated structures, ballast-less tracks, driver less air-conditioned coaches, GPS based rail trackers, ...