Wednesday , 16 October 2019

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Service lanes for Punjab highways

The Punjab government is planning to build service lanes along all state and national highways in the state. The service lanes would ensure that nobody has direct access to the highways and thus ensure additional security. All major cities of the state will be linked by four-lane and six-lane roads. The government has also directed the Punjab PWD to ensure ...

SMEC wins India State Highway deal

The Australia based consulting firm SMEC has been awarded a contract for the construction, supervision and contract administration for the second stage of the Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project. There are nine separate civil work packages in the contract in which about 620km of highways will be upgraded. The upgrading work includes constructing new alignments for two-lane roads, widening other ...

Endura launches algae-free Super Grip Tiles

Endura, the industrial and exterior tiling solutions brand from H&R Johnson (India) Pvt Ltd has launched a new Super Grip collection in India. The Super Grip series tiles are textured industrial tiles with a high coefficient of friction, making it a good choice for public places with heavy footfalls and high vehicular traffic such as automobile service centres, parking areas, ...

General Motors implements AuraPortal Business Process Management Suite

General Motors (GM) has begun implementing AuraPortal, a Business Process Management (BPM) suite from Aura, to increase administrative efficiency at its Ecuador plant in South America. AuraPortal delivers a solution that creates Business Process Workflow Execution Models without the need of IT programming. It is completely web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems. AuraPortal is first applied ...

Maruti to increase automation at Indian plants

Maruti Suzuki is planning to introduce automation in a big way at its two plants in Manesar to improve productivity and bring operations on an equal footing with its plants in Japan. About 50-100 robots will be added at the older plant in Manesar where the company’s press and weld operations take place, and which will increase the automation to ...

OMT model for national highways

The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure has approved the maintenance of national highways based on the Operate, Maintain and Transfer (OMT) mode. This is expected to lead to better maintenance and hence smoother and more efficient flow of traffic on national highways. The OMT model is similar to the BOT model except that OMT does not require the concessionaire to construct ...

Indians going for more expensive cars

A survey by JD Power Asia-Pacific has revealed that an increasing number of Indians are opting for more expensive cars, buoyed by increasing incomes. According to the Sales Satisfaction Index survey it takes an average of 10 months of income for a person to buy a small car, a figure that has been unchanged for the last five years. Thus ...

New pollution control system for Uttar Pradesh!

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) is planning to introduce in Uttar Pradesh an advanced pollution control system to control the rising pollution levels caused by a large number of polluting vehicles. The system is already functional in Delhi, and if the Uttar Pradesh experiment succeeds, it will gradually be expanded throughout the country. The multi-functional system will ...

Orissa to boost aviation with five greenfield airports

The Orissa state government has drawn up a plan to build five Greenfield airports in the state to boost intra-state and interstate trade and tourist air traffic. The state has just one airport at present – the Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar, besides 17 airstrips and 16 helipads. The five airports are being planned at the industrial hubs of Rayagada, ...

NHAI moots RFID for ETC

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has begun the process of emphasising on the use of RFID for Electronic Toll Collections at the National Highways by inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) from interested stakeholders. It seems serious to take the issue forward soon as it has been updating its website on every development on the issue. NHAI had invited EOI ...

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