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Saturday , 29 January 2022

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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 ...

Jharkhand roads to be revamped

In an attempt to give a facelift to the state road network, the Jharkhand government has approved a project for widening and strengthening of 19 stretches of inter-district roads in the state. Estimated at about र540 crore, the project would be financed by the State Road Construction Department. The project, which also includes construction of bridges, will begin after the ...

New rail coach manufacturing unit in Kerala

The Central government has approved the proposal to set up a new factory to make state-of-the-art rail coaches at Palakkad, Kerala. The factory, which will be in addition to the existing coach factories such as the ones at Perambur, Kapurthala and other places, will help the railways to meet the increasing demands of passenger transportation. The Railways will buy about ...

Scania to set up shop in Bangalore

Eyeing the lucrative commercial vehicles market in the country, Swedish truck maker Scania is all set to open a completely knocked down unit (CKD) assembly unit for truck and bus chassis in Bangalore. This would be the first phase of the company’s planned operations in India. The truck major would eventually have service workshops for trucks and buses, and bus ...

India’s most successful integrated show on traffic moves to Mumbai

TRAFFICINFRATECH EXPO 2012 (May 17-19, 2012, Bombay Exhibition Centre) The view of the Expo venue TrafficInfraTech Expo is back. This time, in Mumbai. The Expo that proved to be the most successful integrated Show on traffic last year, promises to be yet another record-breaking show this year as well. The organisers, Virtual Info Systems and Italy’s Fierabolzano & Afidamp Servizi ...

Second phase of outer ring road for Chennai

The Tamil Nadu government has sanctioned the construction of the second phase of the outer ring road for Chennai, a project which will help heavy vehicles with containers bound towards the Chennai and Enmore Ports bypass – the congested city roads. The 32km road is estimated to cost around र1075 crore, and would be constructed on a BOT model, PPP ...

Train Protection Warning System for Southern Railway

The Southern Railway will install the Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) on the Beach-Arakkonam section near Chennai. The project will involve, among other things, installation of track-side equipment in the form of Line-side Electronic Units, interfacing them with balises or electronic beacons fitted on the tracks, and interlinking of about 400 signals. This is the first time that TPWS, which ...

International airport in Jharkhand

In a bid to promote religious tourism in the state, the Jharkhand state government has decided to build an international airport in the pilgrim town of Deoghar. The government recently signed a MoU with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for setting up the airport on 675 acres of land. Equipped with international standard infrastructure, the airport is expected to ...

RMJM gets contract for Hyderabad Metro line

The contract to design a 14km metro line for the planned Hyderabad Metro has gone to RMJM, the internationally famous architectural firm. One of the three metro lines to be built for the city, it will have 13 elevated stations and two interchange stations. The latter will be about 5,000sqm in size with one of the stations connecting the metro ...

Workshop on road safety held in Pune

A one day workshop was organised in Pune by the All India Federation of Motor Vehicle Department (AIFMVDTOA) and Executive Officers Association of Maharashtra Motor Vehicle Department. The workshop, under the Road Safety 2020 programme, was organised in collaboration with the Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE), Washington DC. Attended by over 30 representatives of the Federation from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil ...