Tuesday , 22 October 2019

National

Rotary International launches road safety campaign

Rotary International District 3010 has included Road Safety and Disaster Management as one of the thrust areas of its activities. As a part of its programme to create awareness on road safety, it will organise a seminar on Road Safety and Disaster Management on December 8 which is expected to be attended by about 500 people. Road Shows will be ...

Two-day international seminar on bridges

A two-day international seminar on “Pre Engineered and Quick Launch Bridges” was held from November 3-4 in New Delhi. The seminar was organised by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, the Railways, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Indian Army (Corps of Engineers). The initiative for the seminar was taken by the Indian Institute of Bridge Engineers, Delhi ...

Plan for easing traffic in Jaipur

A plan to ease traffic congestion in Jaipur and increase the speed of vehicles by up to 30% has been drawn up by a team consisting of Bajrang Lal Swami, a professor in civil engineering from the Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), and Ritu Sharma and Hemant Sharma, both engineers from the Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Project (RUIDP). The plan, ...

Helmets to be compulsory in Pune

The Pune police will make wearing helmets compulsory for motorists riding two wheelers. Before enforcing the new rule, the city police will conduct an extensive awareness campaign to educate motorists and commuters. The police will also distribute helmets to 2,000 police personnel as a part of the campaign. A CD on traffic awareness has also been launched on the occasion ...

New application to track trains real-time

The Indian Railways has launched RailRadar, an online application to help passengers track real time movement of trains. RailRadar is an interactive map on Google that can be accessed through the railway website trainenquiry.com. The application has been developed by the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) in collaboration with RailYatri.com. About 6,500 trains can be tracked in real-time using ...

Bombardier to assemble diesel locos for EMD

Bombardier Transportation has announced it will supply diesel locomotives to Electromotive Diesels (EMD) for export to Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. Under an agreement signed between the two companies Bombardier will manufacture components such as under-frames and bogies and assemble the locomotives at its Savli plant in Gujarat. EMD will provide the technology for engineering and quality control and ...

Assam PWRD launches Green Roads Mission

The Assam Public Works Road Department (PWRD) has launched a Green Road Mission to promote use of environment friendly technology for road construction. The programme is being carried out in collaboration with the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) and bitumen manufacturing company Bitchem Asphalt Technologies (BATL). The initiative uses cold mix technology (CMT) instead of the conventional hot mix technology ...

Hyundai Rotem gets Hyderabad Metro contract

Larsen & Toubro, the concessionaire for the elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project, has awarded South Korean company Hyundai Rotem the contract to supply engines and train sets for the metro rail. Hyundai Rotem will supply the rolling stocks nine months before each stage of the project is commissioned. Besides this, the tenders received for the supply of signalling and train ...

Paytm introduces online toll card recharge

Paytm, a service provider for online mobile and DTH recharges, has introduced online recharge facility for users of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway toll plaza. These users can now recharge their smart tags through the Paytm portal. Paytm is also offering attractive deals and discounts on popular consumer brands with every recharge. About 100,000 smart tag users use the expressway and 60% ...

Kritikal Solutions introduces IECD

Kritikal Solution has introduced a PC based software – Image Enhancement and Change Detection Module (IECD) that offers a solution to the problem of providing day and night unmanned surveillance. IECD creates mosaics from a live video feed coming from a continuously panning camera and detects the changes across different frames of the same scene. It tracks the detected objects, ...

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