Friday , 15 November 2019

National

Pimpri Chinchwad plans safety measures

The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation near Pune in Maharashtra is in the process of implementing a plan to improve traffic and implement road safety measures at 50 traffic junctions. The plan was developed after a joint survey undertaken by the traffic and civic officials of the city sometime back. The plan involves improvement at traffic junctions, providing safe pedestrian crossings, creation ...

Gurgaon Rapid Metro conducts trial run

A trial run of the Gurgaon Rapid Metro was recently conducted by the Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. The Rapid Metro is 5.1km long and cost about Rs. 1088 crore to build. The trial run was completed in a short time of 2 months. The Metro is expected to help take about 60,000 vehicles off the road and reduce ...

MoRTH to award 4,000km of road projects

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) plans to award about 4,000km of road construction projects in the current fiscal year through the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) mode. Of this the Ministry has already invited bids for about 2650 km of projects. The developers will be finalised and selected on a generic basis, valid to bid for all ...

Urban transport tax in the offing

The central government is planning to introduce a one-time urban transport tax on private vehicles in an effort to encourage use of public transport and discourage the use of private vehicles. According to urban transport experts mega cities have 10% of total vehicles in the country, of which 90% are private vehicles. For existing vehicles the urban transport tax will ...

KSRTC launches longest Volvo bus

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has introduced a 14.5 metre long Volvo multi-axle air-conditioned bus, the longest in the country. The Volvo 9400PX is built on the new light-weight Volvo PX platform, which provides better ability to tackle steeper grades, and also has better acceleration, enhanced stability & larger luggage space. The bus has been initially been launched ...

BRTS for Mumbai

The Brhanmumbai Municipal Corporation has submitted a proposal to implement Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) on a pilot basis on the Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road. The BRTS will run on the service road of the Link Road, acting as a separate route for public transport. The service road will be widened and improved using cement and concrete for the BRTS implementation. ...

Nineteen cities may get Metro

The Union government is planning to introduce metro rail transport in 19 cities with a population of over two million. Detailed project reports (DPRs) have been prepared for twelve cities while they are being prepared for the remaining seven cities. The Centre would also provide support for Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) projects in 11 cities with a network of more ...

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 ...

Caterpillar buses for Ahmedabad BRTS

The Ahmedabad BRTS is getting articulated buses for its fleet. The 18-metre long buses will be able to seat 130 passengers and will cost about Rs.1.2 crore each. A special 11-member committee on ‘Urban Bus’ of the Urban Development Ministry will provide detailed specifications needed for the buses. Two firms, Corona Bus and Chartered bus had initially responded to the ...

Building with roads passing through

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is constructing a unique tower in Gurgaon in the accident prone Hero Honda Chowk. The building will have a portion of the Delhi-Jaipur highway NH8 passing through it on the second and third floors. The building and the elevated roads passing through it are part of a plan to decongest the crowded chowk ...

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