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Saturday , 29 January 2022

National

Chennai’s 14 level crossings to be manned

The Southern Railway will convert 14 of the 58 unmanned level crossings in the Chennai division into manned crossings by the end of the current financial year. It hopes to have personnel posted at all the crossings in the division by 2015. More than one million passengers using suburban trains in the Chennai division face a significant risk to life ...

Road Safety Week 2012 held all over the country

As is being done since several years throughout the country, Road Safety Week was observed throughout the country by different government and non-governmental organisations. While in most of the places it began on January 1, 2012 and ended on January 07, many places observed it as a Road Safety Fortnight. Some states like Rajasthan, given the onslaught of the cold ...

Delhi airport inducts turn-table ladder for fire-fighting

The Delhi International Airport has enhanced its fire-fighting capacities with the acquisition of a sophisticated turn-table ladder (TTL), the first of its kind in the country. The TTL can be raised to a height of about 32 metres and can be used in both horizontal and vertical directions. It is very useful in rescuing people trapped in tall structures such ...

MMRDA invites bids for Trans-Harbour Link

MMRDA has invited requests for quotations for the 22km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MHTL) project connecting Sewri in South Mumbai to Nhava Sheva port. A stretch of 16.5km of MTHL will be on sea across the Mumbai harbour and a 5.5km viaduct will be on both Sewri and Nhava sides. There will be two interchanges in the link – one ...

Conference on Road Infrastructure organised in Mumbai

A one day workshop on Road Infrastructure was organised by IBK Media in Mumbai. Various experts spoke on different aspects of road infrastructure in four suitably divided sessions at the conference. A V Simha, former Director General (Road Development) & Special Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, was of the opinion that in the highway sector it was important ...

Bombardier to supply latest propulsion and control equipment to MRVC

Bombardier Transportation has won a `11.2 billion contract to supply Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) propulsion and control equipment. The company will design, manufacture, test and deliver its MITRAC propulsion and control equipment plus other equipment such as compressors, high voltage instruments fans and a passenger information system to MRVC as part of the contract. The equipment for 72 trains ...

DIMTS and Delhi Government bag award

The Delhi Government and Delhi were awarded the ‘Best PPP initiative in Urban Transport’ award for the project ‘Corporatisation of Private Stage Carriage Buses in Delhi’ at the recently held Urban Mobility Conference. DIMTS monitors and manages the operations of the cluster buses on behalf of the Delhi Government. Currently, 150 cluster buses are operating on the road. The cluster ...

Efkon wins ITS and tolling contracts

Efkon India, a subsidiary of the Austria-based Efkon Group, has recently received tolling and ITS contracts worth `430m. The first contract from Maruti Suzuki includes installing tracking boxes and backend solutions in 3,000 trucks. The second contract from Oriental Structural Engineers is for providing a complete ITS solution for the Nagpur Bypass project which includes Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) ...

BEML to separate rail business

Bangalore-based BEML, manufacturer of heavy equipment for the transport, mining and earth-moving sectors, has decided to split its rail business into a separate entity to better manage, and take advantage of, the high demand for rail rolling stock in the country. Of the company’s revenue of about `5000 crore for the 2010 fiscal year, `1300 crore was earned from its ...