Wednesday , 16 October 2019

National

Government approves plan for electric vehicles

The central government has given its approval to an eight year plan to promote electric and hybrid vehicles in the country to about. The sales target till 2020 is 60 lakh vehicles, including 40-50 lakh two wheelers. The plan, expected to cost र23,000cr, will be a part of the National Electric Vehicle Mission policy announced by the government last year. ...

All toll plazas will be RFID compliant by 2014: Dr C P Joshi

At a recent conference held in Delhi, Dr C P Joshi, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways spoke on formulating the EPC Contract Agreement document, capturing movement on the national highways through tablet, notepad and mobile phones, and encouraging electronic toll collection among other things

Online tax payment for outstation vehicles in UP

The Uttar Pradesh Transport Department has introduced online payment of taxes for vehicles registered in other states and entering the state for commercial trips on temporary permits. The vehicle owners can pay the tax from their home states, even before making the trip by logging on to the department’s website vahan.up.nic.in/upcheckpost. This helps them avoid unnecessary, time-consuming trips of government ...

Drilling of first urban tunnel to finish next month

India’s first urban tunnel to be built within city limits and comprising two 500-metre tunnels is expected to be completed in September. The ten-metre high twin tunnels, being built for Mumbai’s Eastern Freeway Project, are being readied by blasting through the mountains near the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). They are a part of the Anik-Panjarpol Link Road (APLR) project ...

Drivers’ free-of-cost resting places on highways

The government plans to provide one free resting place for drivers every 50km along National Highways, similar to the ones available in developed countries. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has identified 60 sites to develop rest houses which will include facilities for commuters too. Eleven places are already operational. The Rajasthan government too has short-listed a few sites ...

Nagpur Metro project report by October

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is expected to submit the detailed project report (DPR) for Nagpur Metro Railway by October. The surveys for preparing the DPR, which began this May and were completed by July, were of five types: Junction, screen line, outer cordon, parking and door-to-door. In its project report, the DMRC will recommend the routes for the ...

India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway

Construction work on a trilateral highway connecting the north-eastern states of India with Myanmar and Thailand has begun. The trilateral highway, which is expected to be completed by 2016, will play an important role in promoting and boosting trade and investment flows between the three countries, allowing freight and container trucks to move across the borders of India, Myanmar and ...

Auto rickshaw, taxi parking to be mandatory for Mumbai malls

It may become mandatory for malls in the country’s financial capital to provide parking for auto rickshaws and taxis, if a new policy proposed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) comes into effect. The proposal is part of the Maharashtra government’s plans to decongest the city’s roads. The government has held meetings with all the stakeholders and has reviewed presentations ...

Delhi-Jaipur double-decker AC train launched

Indian Railways has launched a new AC double-decker train between Delhi and Jaipur recently. The train is the country’s second double decker train, the first being between Howrah and Dhanbad. The coaches of the train that has a maximum speed of 160kmph, were designed in-house by the Railways and manufactured at the Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala. The design of the ...

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