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Sunday , 28 November 2021

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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 ...

GPS enabled patrol vehicles in Punjab

The Punjab Police has introduced new GPS-enabled patrol vehicles equipped with vehicle registration search devices in a bid to arrest rising incidences of chain snatching and carjacking by criminals on motorcycles. About 1014 such vehicles manned by over 4,000 police personnel have been introduced as part of a night policing scheme (NPS). The GPS tracker, an automatic vehicle locator (AVL), ...

Mumbai Metro Corridor approved

The Maharashtra government has approved the construction of the underground 33.5km long Metro Line 3 in Mumbai. The project, estimated to cost ? 23,136 crore, will be run on a standard gauge track. The construction is expected to begin this year and get completed by 2019. The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) will be the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for ...

DMRC takes over Delhi Airport Metro Express

The Delhi Metro Corporation (DMRC) has taken over operations of the 22.7km-long Delhi Airport Metro service from Reliance Infra. It has formed an operations and maintenance team of 100 officials to manage the service. Emergency situations will be handled by a seven-member core team of senior officials. DMRC will also open two feedback-cum-suggestion counters at two metro stations to invite ...

No toll on incomplete highways

The Central government has decided not to charge toll on incomplete highways. As per the new policy being formulated by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, concessionaires won?t be allowed to charge toll unless the highway is fully constructed. The earlier policy of giving a ?provisionally complete? rating for a highway which was 75% complete has been abandoned. Also, ...

DMRC to installs Centralized Data Management for Phase III

The Delhi Metro Corporation (DMRC) will install a Centralized Data Management System for gathering data generated during construction of the 53km-long underground corridors of Phase III which involves construction of 74 tunnels. The centralised system will be a tool for data acquisition, visualisation and reporting. It will lower risk during construction by providing information on the progress of the construction ...

Mega highway project to be split

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to split the largest road project in the country ? the 555-km Kishangarh-Udaipur-Ahmedabad highway project ? into two or more projects to make it financially viable. The project, awarded earlier to GMR Infrastructure, had got stuck after the concessionaire pulled out, citing difficulties in getting environmental clearances for the project. The ...

MoRTH to get experts to check road quality

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) will soon have independent experts checking the quality of roads constructed under new projects. The experts would work under a panel headed by the Secretary, MoRTH. The move comes in response to several complaints about poor quality of roads and data showing that national highways have had a major share in fatalities ...

Workshop on technologies for north-east region

The Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) is organising a workshop, ?Technologies for North East Region and Implementation Framework? on July 08-09, 2013 in Gangtok, Sikkim. The Conference on Road and Transportation Technologies for the North East Region held earlier in February this year at Guwahati had highlighted the need of ensuring large-scale implementation of appropriate technologies for the region. It ...

Ten ultra luxury buses for Gurgaon

Haryana Roadways will add ten new ultra luxury low-floor Mercedes Benz and Volvo buses to its fleet in Gurgaon, a part of its plan to run 320 buses in two shifts for the city by the year end. It is also procuring 50 low-floor air conditioned Marco Polo CNG buses from Tata Motors. Ten of these buses would be included ...