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Monday , 24 January 2022

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Long FOBs for Delhi Metro interchanges

Delhi Metro is constructing long foot over bridges and ramps at most of its interchange stations on the Mukundpur-Shiv Vihar corridor to provide seamless connectivity for commuters. The FOBs and ramps, ranging from 70 to 200m in length, will be built at six out of the seven interchange stations on the 56km long corridor, the longest on the Metro. They ...

New online toll recharge from Reliance Infrastructure

Reliance Infrastructure has launched a new online recharge facility for smart card users on the Hosur-Krishnagiri road corridor in Tamil Nadu. Launched through the company’s Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) HK Toll Road, the new facility will help reduce commuter travelling time, reduce congestion and improve traffic flow by allowing motorists to recharge their toll passes online through smart cards, thus ...

UPS Madan is new MMRDA chief

Urvinder Pal Singh Madan, a 1983 batch IAS officer, has been appointed MMRDA?s Metropolitan Commissioner. He was earlier the Vice Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Maharashtra Airport Development Company. Madan has already worked with MMRDA as the Project Director, Mumbai Urban Transport Project, for three years and as the Project Manager with Mumbai Transformation Support Unit (MTSU), also for three years. ...

Rajasthan to get new airport

The Central government is planning to construct a new airport at Neemrana in Rajasthan, situated halfway between Delhi and Jaipur. The new airport would decongest the increasingly crowded Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport at New Delhi and will cover an area of 24sqkm. It is expected to become a gateway for tourism in Rajasthan and fuel expansion and growth in ...

JNNURM to add 10,000 more buses

The Central government is planning to add 10,000 more buses to the various public transport services under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) scheme. Many of the city services around the country have ordered low floor and semi-low floor buses, and are waiting for the government approval for the funds. The total outlay proposed for JNNURM for 2013-14 ...

Dubai to get more speed radars

Dubai will get 100 more speed radar systems to strengthen enforcement against speeding on the emirate?s roads. The new cameras will also be installed at major traffic intersections to enable detection of motorists jumping red lights and speeding up to catch the green lights. Dubai currently has about 450 speed radars and 230 cameras installed at different points. The Road ...

Ten years of London?s congestion charge scheme

London?s traffic congestion charge scheme, the biggest in the world, has completed ten years with a good success record. Traffic jams have been reduced and public transport has speeded up. Congestion has decreased by about 20% while the number of traffic jams has reduced by about 30%. The number of vehicles driven on the city roads has also decreased by ...

Mumbai airport to use SITA technology

The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at Mumbai will use AirportConnect Open, the common-use passenger system from SITA (Soci?t? Internationale de T?l?communications A?ronautiques). Under the terms of a ten-year agreement signed between Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) and SITA, the system will provide passenger handling, baggage reconciliation and security solutions. SITA will also install the Airport iValidate system at the airport to ...

Double-decker Bangalore-Chennai train

The Railways will shortly introduce a new double-decker train service between Bangalore and Chennai. A trial run of the train was conducted recently and services are expected to begin in March. The train has a maximum speed of 160kmph with a section speed of 105-110kmph. It is fitted with a chassis provided by the German firm Lukwe Holfmann Busch (LHB). ...

New high speed accident relief trains

The Railways is in the process of importing a number of high speed accident relief trains to expedite rescue and restoration work after accidents. The trains will be high-speed, diesel powered self-propelled trains with a maximum speed of 160kmph. At present the railways have 27 self propelled accident relief trains with a maximum speed of 110kmph. Each diesel powered train ...