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Friday , 1 July 2022

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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 ...

New Vehicle Recognition System

HTS Hi-Tech Solutions Ltd has introduced VRS – a new vehicle recognition system. VRS quickly recognises vehicles of interest, and helps experts come to quick decisions by analysing licence plate data, vehicle characteristics, and factors such as movement, time, speed and location. It has a patented recognition system and SeeControl management software ? a smart vehicle management platform. The system ...

ZF?s new US passenger car transmission plant

German automotive supplier, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, has opened a new production facility for automatic car transmissions in South Carolina, USA. The 90,000 square meter facility, with an investment of nearly ?450million, is the largest single investment in the company?s history. The company plans to produce about 1.2 million 8 and 9-speed automatic passenger car transmissions at the facility. The new ...

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 ...

L&T gets Oman expressway contract

Infrastructure major Larsen & Toubro has bagged a $352 million contract from Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications to build the Al Batinah Expressway Package 4. The project entails the construction of a 50km long, four-lane dual-carriage expressway, two grade-separated interchanges, seven overpasses, five bridges and cross drainage works, and is scheduled to be completed in three years. The 265km ...

New camera-based parking system in Philadelphia

Parkway Inc, a US based parking system manufacturer, has installed Park Assist, a new camera based parking system at its Liberty Place car park in Philadelphia, USA. Park Assist?s ‘Find Your Car’ feature enables drivers to locate vehicles by entering their licence plate numbers on a touch-screen kiosk. Drivers can also avail of this feature on their smartphones using Park ...

Speed cameras reduce French road deaths

A study by France?s National Council for Road Safety (CNSR) has found that the number of fatal accidents on the roads in France decreased by 15% in the first half of 2013 compared with the same period last year. CNSR has attributed the drop in fatalities due the introduction of new speed cameras on the country?s roads. The number of ...