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Tuesday , 25 January 2022

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TomTom India launches new map

Tom Tom India has launched a new update to its vehicle navigation map that helps users to track rapid changes in road routes. The map update includes a point of interest stepper, a modified address search functionality, advanced lane guidance with split screen, device boot-up during ignition and an improved display with font size and line result display changes. The ...

Round-the-clock ambulances on highways

The NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) has issued a directive to government agencies managing national highways and private developers to install a vehicle tracking system (VTS) in all ambulances and patrolling vehicles on the highways, the aim being to monitor them to ensure that they are available 24×7. According to NHAI?s concession agreement the concessionaire has to provide round-the-clock ...

Mumbai Eastern Freeway inaugurated

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan recently inaugurated the Eastern Freeway in Mumbai. The 17km freeway is one of the most important transportation infrastructures built by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). Chavan outlined the importance of the highway and said that it will connect South Mumbai to the north eastern suburbs of the city and provide motorists ...

Chennai Metro completes first tunnel

The first metro tunnel between two stations on the Chennai Metro has been completed. The 1.3km long tunnel has been constructed in five and a half months. The tunnel goes under 750 buildings and is a part of the underground corridor of the Chennai Metro. About 958 rings, which act as the roof and the walls, have been fixed along ...

Overhead Rail Corridor to use standard gauge

The Oval Maidan-Churchgate-Virar elevated corridor on the Mumbai suburban rail section will be built using a standard gauge track with a width of four feet and eight-and-a-quarter inches, as opposed to the normal five feet and six inches wide track for broad gauge trains used in India. This will make the train coaches on the elevated corridor 3.22 metres wide ...

India to get high speed trains soon

Japan is all set to make heavy investments in building India?s high speed rail network programme. Under an Exchange of Notes signed between the two countries, India will get Japanese technology for the bullet trains as well as a total of $424 billion as loan for the programme. This includes funding for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor as well ...

Central Data Management System for Delhi Metro

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is planning to install a Centralised Data Management System for the Delhi metro. The Data System will help process the data from the 34 Tunnel Boring Machines which will be used for the Phase III of the metro. The underground Phase III corridor will be 53km in length and will have 74 tunnels. The Data ...

Infra majors vie for DFCC contract

Major infrastructure companies such as Punj Lyod, Essar, Gammon, GMR, GVK, Soma, CRFG, Leighton and IL&FS Aldesa have expressed interest for constructing a 400km stretch of the 1,839km long Eastern Freight Corridor. The Corridor is being constructed by the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL), the special purpose vehicle of the Ministry of Railways for construction of the ...

Metro for Noida

The Uttar Pradesh government has approved a proposal to form a metro rail company called Noida Metro Ra?il Company (NMRC) to build a 29km long between Nodia City Centre and Greater Nodia?s Bodaki. 19km of the metro will be in Noida and 10km will be in the Greater Nodia region. The company, with an initial corpus of ? 1,000 crore, ...

MMRDA establishes monsoon control room

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has set up a control room to minimise inconvenience to vehicles and pedestrians during the monsoon at construction sites of its various projects. The control room, which will be managed by 41 officials in three shifts and monitored by five MMRDA nodal officers, can be contacted by commuters, motorists and the general public ...