Facebook  Twitter  Linkedin
Monday , 24 January 2022

National

TrafficInfraTech Expo 2012

TrafficInfraTech Expo 2012 got off to a brilliant start on May 17 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, NSE Complex, Goregaon. It was inaugurated by Dr Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. This is the second edition of TrafficInfraTech Expo in which 75 exhibitors from all over India and many countries are participating. The first Expo was held ...

Bangalore to get automated car parking

Bangaloreans are all set to get automated car parking with the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) coming up with a plan to install thirteen Automated Verticular Car Parking Towers throughout the city. The BBMP has chosen Hyderabad-based Bhrigu Realty and Telco Automotive Limited (TAL) for executing the project. The automated towers will be built under public-private-partnership (PPP). Each parking tower ...

Railway stations to be modernised

The Indian Railways has established a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to modernise the railway stations in the country, and to maximise their potential as revenue generators. Two subsidiaries of the Railways, Ircon International Limited and Rail Land Development Authority, recently signed an MoU to form the SPV called Railway Stations Development Corporation. The corporation will explore using Railways’ land and ...

Mumbai-Delhi travel time to be halved

The Indian Railways is looking at technical collaboration with Japan to implement its project to reduce travel time on the Mumbai-Delhi route by half. The project which requires train speeds of the order of 200kmph, is currently undergoing a pre-feasibility study by Japan which is expected to submit a report shortly. Since the existing electric locomotives with the Railways are ...

Hydrogen fuelled three-wheeler unveiled

A set of the world’s first hydrogen powered three-wheeler vehicles was recently unveiled at the Auto Expo 2012 held in New Delhi. Named ‘HyAlfa’, the seven vehicles are part of a group of fifteen vehicles manufactured under the project De1Hy 3W. The project is launched by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)’s International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies (UNIDO-ICHET). ...

Maruti plans logistic hub in Bengal

Maruti Suzuki plans to set up a logistic hub at Siliguri in West Bengal. The logistics centre is being planned on a 35-acre plot which the company has asked to be allotted to it in the upcoming industrial park at Siliguri that is being developed by the West Bengal Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (WBIIDC), the Kanchenjunga Integrated Infrastructure Development Private ...

Highway corridor planned for Mumbai

The Maharashtra government is considering a proposal to connect Mumbai, the country’s commercial capital, to the nearby satellite towns through an elaborate network of highways and freeways. The proposal has been put forward by an 11-member joint technical committee headed by municipal commissioner Subodh Kumar. The corridor, which will cover 1,740km, is expected to be completed by 2030. The committee ...

Delhi may get more BRT Corridors

Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transport System (DIMTS) has submitted a preliminary proposal to the Delhi government to build six more BRT corridors with a total length of 97km to reduce traffic congestion. The corridors will have a hybrid system of lanes – a combination of both segregated and non-segregated lanes. Areas where the existing roads are wide enough will have exclusive, ...

Mumbai commuters to get better seats in trains

The Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) has announced plans to improve second-class compartments in Mumbai’s local trains by providing cushioned seats and better furnishing. The design of the seats will be made more ergonomic by providing more leg room and better back support by changing the backrest. Stainless steel, instead of current Corten steel, will be used in the construction ...

Demo roads to test new highway safety programme

The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to set up two demo corridors to test and implement a new road safety programme. The two roads selected for the project are the 124km-long Hyderabad-Bijapur highway and the Renigunta-Rayalacheruvu highway. The project, aided by the World Bank, is expected to be completed by 2015, and would cost around र91 crore. The Andhra Pradesh ...