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Monday , 24 January 2022

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Brazil unveils Point-to-Point Toll System

The government of S?o Paulo, Brazil, has unveiled a Point-to-Point toll collection system aimed at making toll collection fairer, modern and efficient, that collects toll from vehicles based on the kilometres actually travelled. To make the collection by kilometre actually travelled possible, tags similar to those used by electronic toll collection system are installed on the vehicles. There are gates ...

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 ...

ADB loan for J&K Infrastructure

The Asian Development Bank has given a $110 million loan for developing the urban infrastructure of Jammu and Kashmir. Among other things, it will revamp the state?s urban infrastructure for transport, helping reduce inner city traffic congestion. The loan has a 25-year term including a grace period of five years.

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 ...

Sernis unveils new solar studs

Portugal based road safety firm Sernis has unveiled a new technology for solar studs ? the i-stud. The new technology has been applied to existing SR-i15 and SR-i120 studs and enables them to work even during severe winter with very little sunlight. A microcontroller inside each stud gives various features and options including setting the studs in sleep mode to ...

Hyundai tests vehicles on noise simulator

Korea based automotive major, Hyundai, is testing its vehicles on a Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) simulator. The desktop NVH Simulator realistically simulates the noise and vibration of a vehicle through use of an interactive driving environment. The simulator has a computer, a steering wheel, pedals and two additional screens installed in an actual vehicle or mounted on a desk to ...

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, ...