Tuesday , 22 October 2019

National

MSRTC to roll out new steel buses

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) which runs the second largest fleet of buses in the country (16,500 buses), has decided to replace aluminium with steel in the body of its buses. Steel is stronger than aluminium. The conversion will make the buses more resistant to damage in case of crashes and will enhance passenger safety to a great ...

Greaves Cotton to produce LCV engines

Greaves Cotton, industrial and auto engine maker, is trying to use its indigenous expertise to make and market engines for the fast growing Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) segment of the Indian automobile industry. The LCV market in India saw a 26% growth rate even during the recent recession. With LCVs not being very popular in the West, there are practically ...

Getting a driving licence may become tougher

The Motor Vehicles Department of Maharashtra has forwarded a ground-breaking proposal to the state government for testing aspiring drivers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. It has suggested setting up 9-10 tracks for computerised testing of aspiring drivers’ skills – taking turns, driving on bridges & through gradient curves, and identifying & negotiating signals. The idea behind this is to create ...

FSAI gets new president

NS Narendra, Chairman and Managing Director, Firepro Systems has been appointed as the new president of the Fire and Security Association of India (FSAI). FSAI, a fast growing organisation, consists of individual practitioners, organisations and government bodies. It also works with Central and State government bodies in designing and implementing safety and security policies. One of the guiding principles of ...

Mock fire drills held at Bangalore railway station

Alarmed by the recent rise in fire accidents in trains, the Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Service, in collaboration with the Fire and Security Association of India, recently conducted a mock fire safety drill at Bangalore City Railway Station. The mock rescue began with evacuating passengers from a railway coach. They were then shifted to an ambulance for receiving first ...

Mumbai gets first cycle track

Mumbai’s first cycle track was inaugurated at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) recently by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. The inauguration was a part of the BSA Hercules India Cyclothon-2011 edition. The cycling track covers 13km with 1.5m wide lanes and cost about र6.5cr to build. It is spread over the ‘G’ Block in the Bandra-Kurla Complex. The track has been ...

Traffex succeeds expectations

TrafficInfraTech was media partner at the Traffex, Parkex and Street Design 2011 show held at NEC, Birmingham in March. Sustainability was the main theme of the show that celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. Dedicated to traffic management, parking and urban design, the show was inaugurated by Norman Baker, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Transport who focused on the government’s ...

MMRDA gets Nhava-Sewri link

The Maharashtra government has awarded the construction of the 22km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), which will connect Mumbai with the rest of Maharashtra, to MMRDA. The project will connect Sewri in Mumbai city to Nhava Shewa in Raigad district by a bridge over the sea. The project has been delayed due to many reasons. The first tender for the ...

Mumbai to get two-in-one taxis

Mumbai will soon get two-in-one taxis with the Maharashtra government agreeing to grant permission for them. Passengers travelling in the traditional black-and-yellow taxis will now have the option to request the driver to turn on the air conditioner for an extra fare. The proposal has to be cleared by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority before it can be implemented. ...

Difficulties in implementing Bus Reforms

Most of the state governments and city administrations are not yet ready to accept the fact that bus-based systems can help solve the traffic and mobility problems of urban India. This is what Madhav Pai, Director, EBARQ India and Centre for Sustainable Transport, and publisher of the ‘Bus Karo’ Project, feels. Bus Karo Project is a guidebook published by Centre ...

Sign up to see more


By continuing, you agree to privacy policy