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Monday , 6 December 2021

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Home-delivered traffic challans

Traffic violators in Ahmedabad will soon find challans being delivered to their homes. This follows the revival of the e-challan project by the city traffic police. According to senior traffic police officers, the system is all set to start from June 2015 and the database of all the existing vehicle owners has been updated. The roads will be put under ...

Mobile App for Delhi Traffic Police

The Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung recently launched a mobile app and an upgraded website for the Delhi Traffic Police. The new app will help commuters to get instant traffic updates, traffic advisories, taxi and auto fares, reports about defective traffic signals and other traffic relevant information on their smartphones. This will enable the public to plan the journeys accordingly, ...

New NHAI panel resolves 124 project disputes

A dispute resolution panel, set up by the NHAI, has resolved 124 disputes and claims related to NHAI projects. The panel was able to resolve disputes for a cost that was just one tenth of the amount involved in the disputes, thereby saving in litigation costs and time for both NHAI and the concessionaires. Many of these disputes were going ...

Kochi Metro gets land acquisition powers

The Kerala government has given Kochi Metro the power to acquire land directly from farmers and other land holders, a step aimed at speeding up the project. The government has made available funds worth Rs. 70cr for land acquisition for the widening of the Vyttila-Petta stretch, which involves the acquisition of 3.0138 hectares. Besides this, the state government has also ...

Godrej launches Motormate

Godrej Security Solutions recently launched Motormate, a portable safe for automobiles. Car owners can leave their valuables like cash, mobile phones, wallets, cameras, portable car stereos, credit & debit cards etc in this compact safe which can be attached to a handle, hinges, pillars, legs or any suitable fitting inside the car using a multi-strand, braided steel cable.

Delhi to make roads pedestrian friendly

The Delhi PWD (Public Works Department), in collaboration with the Delhi Police, is working on a plan to make the roads in the city safer and more pedestrian friendly. The plan includes measures such as installing speed calmers, cats eye, delineators and appropriate traffic signage on the roads. This will be doen at about 144 locations identified by the police. ...

Supreme Court sets up panel on road safety

The Supreme Court has set up a 3-member panel to monitor road safety measures implementation across the country. The panel will be headed by Justice KS Radhakrishnan and will have former secretary, Ministry of Surface Transport, S Sundar and former Head of Department of Traffic Engineering and Safety Nishi Mittal as members. All state governments and the central ministries involved ...

Steel Slag for road construction and railways

A recent seminar on promoting awareness and usage of steel slag, organised by the Ministry of Steel and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) saw prominent participants advocating the use of steel slag for railways and road construction. The slag, which is a byproduct generated during the steel making process, has high abrasion resistance, good soundness ...

Delhi Metro to educate commuters

Frequent untoward incidents on the Delhi Metro have prompted the Metro authorities to conduct two-hour educational tours of the Metro. The programme – Know your Metro – to be conducted in batches, would comprise briefing commuters about the emergency system as well as other aspects of station and train management. Selected batches of passengers will be taken through the paces ...

Intelligent surveillance system on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Faced with an ever-increasing number of accidents on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is planning to install an intelligent highway surveillance and management system on the premier expressway. The system will assist the highway police who have been facing severe limitations in traffic enforcement on the busy expressway. It will have high resolution cameras with ...