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Monday , 24 January 2022

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Soon, new toilets for railways

Trains in India are all set to get vacuum toilets based on the technology used in the airplane toilets. These toilets are a part of the second phase of improving cleanliness on trains after the introduction of bio-toilets earlier last year. The Railways have identified 55 cities where toilet systems in trains are in bad condition. The introduction of vacuum ...

Manish Poudwal conferred with Indian Achievers Award

Manish Poudwal, Director (Technical), Subtronics (India) Pvt Ltd was recently honoured with the Indian Achievers Award for Young Entrepreneur 2012 at a function held at the Indian Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The award was in recognition of his achievements and contribution to Corporate & Social Responsibilities. Poudwal, who is an engineer by training and holds a Postgraduate degree in ...

Sydney to reintroduce trams

The New South Wales provincial government in Australia has announced a $1.6 billion plan to run trams (light rail transit) on a 12km stretch. As per the plan almost half of George Street in Sydney?s Central Business District will be restricted to just pedestrians and trams. The government hopes to reduce traffic congestion in Sydney and introduce a fast and ...

ITS implementation is great value for money

  Maurice D?Souza, Chief Operating Officer, CMS Computers Ltd talks about the relevance of ITS in India and the challenges in its widespread implementation.   What importance of ITS do you see in today?s traffic scenario in the country? ITS is quickly gaining relevance and importance in the Indian traffic scenario. An ITS with a proper architecture looks at optimisation ...

India observes Road Safety Week 2013

  The 24th annual Road Safety Week was observed from January 1-7 in different parts of the country. Different and diverse programmes marked the Week ? road safety campaigns, children?s programmes and training programmes for drivers. Many government organisations, NGOs and training institutes took part in the programmes. The theme for Road Safety Week 2013 was, ?Stay Alive, don?t drink ...

Punjab to allow new motor cabs

The Punjab government will allot more than 100 permits for operating new motor cabs and maxi cabs to provide improved transportation facilities to link villages to cities. The permits will be issued under the Mata Gujri Punjab Motor and Maxi Cab Scheme. Educated, unemployed youth would be given priority for the allotment of the permits.

ITS World Congress, Vienna displays latest in ITS

More than 10,000 participants from 91 countries, including 3000 delegates, 2500 visitors and 183 representatives from 22 countries, attended the 19th ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) World Congress held in Vienna from Oct 22 to 26, 2012. The theme of the Congress was ?Smarter on the way?. About 304 companies from 33 countries exhibited the latest ITS products and services while ...

Delhi BRTS to get automatic signals

About 160 roads in Delhi are set to get emergency disaster management lanes. To be painted in blue, the lanes will be on the extreme right of the roads and will be 3.5m wide. Normally, the lane will be open for vehicular traffic, but in case of an emergency or disaster which will be sounded by a siren, vehicles will ...

Chandigarh to get ring roads

The government of Punjab and the Union Territory administration are planning to construct ring roads in Chandigarh. The project, if approved and implemented, will see a significant reduction in traffic congestion in the city, especially on some of its arterial roads such as Madhya Marg and Dakshin Marg. The Chandigarh Master Plan has proposed a ring road around Chandigarh to ...

Jaipur Metro likely to open this July

The first phase (Phase 1A) of Jaipur Metro will likely become operational by July this year. The first phase, which is being executed on EPC basis, consists of 9.2m of elevated section with eight stations and 0.4km of underground section with one station. The project is being implemented by the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (JMRC) which is a wholly ...