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Saturday , 29 January 2022

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Bombardier Transportation India Ltd gets Rs. 350 cr DMRC contract

Delhi Metro Corporation (DMRC) is all set to issue a ? 350 cr contract to Bombardier Transportation India Ltd for providing a train control and signalling system for the 58.4km Line Seven or inner ring road line of the Delhi Metro. Line Seven, which will be built in two phases, will be a driverless, unattended signalling system, the first such ...

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), ...

Nissan to install 100 quick EV chargers across US

Japanese automaker Nissan is all set to install 100 DC quick EV (electric vehicle) chargers at LEAF certified dealers across the US. The quick chargers are expected to be operational by 2014. The new EV charging units will use the CHAdeMO standard, and will be capable of charging in around 30 minutes vehicles that have depleted 80% of their charge. ...

Brain and eye monitoring technology for road accidents

The University of Leicester, England, in collaboration with the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina is conducting research into latest brain and eye monitoring technologies to reduce number of road accidents. The system combines two recent technology advancements, high-speed eye tracking, which records eye movements in detail with the help of infra-red cameras, and high-density electroencephalograph (EEG) technology, which precisely ...

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 ...