Saturday , 21 September 2019

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DeitY develops WiTraC for traffic control systems

The Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), in its continuing drive to develop affordable technologies for traffic control systems for small and large cities, has come up with a vehicle actuated Wireless Traffic Control System (WiTraC) powered by solar panels. WiTrac has been developed by C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) which works under the DeitY. The technology ...

Mumbai Eastern Freeway tunnel nears completion

Lining and excavation work on the 580-meter long second tunnel at Anik on the Eastern Freeway in Mumbai is progressing fast and is expected to be completed by this December. After this the 4-lane tunnel will be provided with a drainage system, road surfacing, electrification and ventilation. The other tunnel at Anik was opened for traffic along with the inauguration ...

New master plan for Panaji

The Goa government has unveiled a master plan to develop the city of Panaji in a holistic manner. The contract for the project has been awarded to Spain-based LKS India Pvt Ltd by the Goa state infrastructure development corporation (GSIDC). LLKS engineers have been studying the different parts of the city to identify parts that need improvements such as the ...

Reliance Infra completes major project

Reliance Infra has completed a ? 5.55billion project for four-laning the 52km Jaipur Reengus (JR) road. The corridor, which improves access from the north of the state to the state capital, has eight underpasses, nine major junctions and 17 minor junctions. The project which was done on a design, build, operate, finance and transfer (DBFOT) basis is a part of ...

Tax benefits for road safety donations

The Central government has introduced a 50% tax exemption for contributions made by companies towards road safety causes and projects. This is expected to encourage increased contributions from firms towards road safety projects and events as a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) drive.

Railways to set up own nuclear plants

Faced with a rising demand of energy for its operations, Indian Railways is planning to set up captive nuclear plants. The states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are being considered at present as likely locations for the plants. The Railways has initiated discussions with the Nuclear Power Corporation (NPC) for the purpose. The Railways operates trains on a ...

Cashless treatment to begin soon

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will soon launch India?s first cashless treatment programme for accident victims on a 200km stretch from Gurgaon’s 32-lane toll plaza to Jaipur bypass of NH-8. The programme will ensure that accident victims get free treatment in the first crucial 48 hours, with the government bearing the expenses. While research has found that survival ...

NHAI to develop five Kerala bypasses

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will give 50% financial aid to the Kerala government for constructing three bypass roads in the state. The assistance for developing these roads, about ? 357 crore, would be disbursed in a phased manner. The roads that would be developed are Kollam-kazhuthurutti, Kozhikode-Muthanga, Kozhikode-Palakkad, Kollam-Kumili and Bodimettu-Kundannur. The Centre is also examining the ...

Bombardier Transportation India Ltd gets Rs. 350 cr DMRC contract

Delhi Metro Corporation (DMRC) is all set to issue a ? 350 cr contract to Bombardier Transportation India Ltd for providing a train control and signalling system for the 58.4km Line Seven or inner ring road line of the Delhi Metro. Line Seven, which will be built in two phases, will be a driverless, unattended signalling system, the first such ...

Protection of accident witnesses

In a move to encourage the general public to lend a helping hand to accident victims, a government panel has suggested that eyewitnesses to road accidents, be spared by the police from testifying and should be not be subjected to extensive questioning. A recent survey across seven cities carried out by an NGO revealed about 88% respondents felt they would ...

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