Saturday , 21 September 2019

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Essar Infra to invest Rs.10,000 crore in highways sector

Essar Infrastructure, which recently won orders worth र2500 crore from the NHAI for upgrading two national highways in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, is planning to invest र10,000 crore in the rapidly growing highways sector during the next two to three years. The NHAI project in Bihar is a BOT contract for widening the 112km stretch between Khagaria to Bakhtiyapur, and ...

Smart chip for safer driving

US-based Xilinx, a leader in making programmable logic devices with an operations base in Hyderabad, has developed a smart chip Zynq that can be used for drivers’ assistance modules and information-entertainment applications in vehicles. The Zynq-7000 EPP (Extensible Processing Platform) is powered by the dual ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore 800 MHz processor. The stamp-sized chip will help the vehicle’s electronics to ...

Delhi to get speed interceptor vans

In a bid to contain rampant over-speeding on Delhi roads, the traffic police have procured ten speed interceptor vans which will be placed at random locations in the city. The interceptor vans have cameras that will take pictures of violating vehicles, and record the time and location of the violation, and speed of the violating vehicles. These details would then ...

Chattisgarh to get polymer based roads

The Central Government has decided to opt for a polymer based technology to build three roads in Chattisgarh under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) – in Dantewada, Bijapur and Narainpur districts. The technology, which stabilises the soil with a liquid polymer, has been accredited by the Indian Roads Congress. Laboratory tests on the technology have been carried out ...

New India-Bangaladesh rail link

India and Bangaladesh will construct a 15km railway line which will connect Agartala in Tripura to Akhaurah in Bangladesh. The track will pass through five km of Indian territory with the remaining part being in Bangladesh. While the rail line will improve accessibility in remote areas of India’s north-eastern states, on the Bangladesh side it will link the capital, Dhaka ...

Commercial vehicle market looking up in India

Top bus and truck manufacturers are set to introduce new and better models of the vehicles in the Indian commercial vehicle market. The move is thanks to the good economic conditions in the country, and the sustained expansion and improvement in transportation infrastructure. At the recent Auto Expo 2012, top players from India and abroad – Man Force, Paccar, Tata ...

University launches degree course in Road Transport

The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU), in collaboration with Canada-based Commonwealth of Learning, has launched a unique graduation programme, Yash Sankalp (BA in Road Transport), for educating drivers in road safety and imparting them essential skills in vehicle maintenance. The programme was inaugurated by Sir John Daniel, President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning in the presence of ...

Tirupati airport to go international

The temple town of Tirupati is all set to become more accessible to pilgrims with the central government planning to introduce international flights from the nearby Renigunta airport. The operations will begin with the introduction of night landing facilities for international flights at the airport. The Andhra Pradesh government will acquire 400 acres of land for building the airport. The ...

‘Most highways are lacking in safety for road users’

Praveen Sood, ADGP (CCTNS) and Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety, Karnataka feels that the first seminar to be held at TrafficInfraTech Expo, 2012 is important as traffic management on highways does not receive the attention it should. “There is an over emphasis on cities in our country,” he says. India had 1,33,000 deaths in road accidents in 2011. Roughly ...

Monorail for Delhi

The Delhi government has cleared a proposal for starting a monorail in the national capital. Estimated to cost र1,665 crore, and to be constructed in phases, the tracks and stations of the monorail will be built on nine-metre high pillars. The first phase will consist of 12 stations. Spread over 10.8km, they will connect Shastri Park Metro with the proposed ...

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