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Monday , 24 January 2022

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Tata Aldesa gets DFC Corridor project

The Tata-Aldesa joint venture (JV), comprising the companies Tata Projects India and Spanish infrastructure group Aldesa, has been awarded the contract for the construction of a stretch of the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project. The project was awarded after an international competitive bidding processing involving ten bidders. The ?3300 crore project involves laying of a 343km long double track line ...

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge trials ETC

The iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA has begun trials of a new Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system. The new system will replace the manual tolling system used at the bridge since its inception in 1937. The elimination of manual tolling will save an estimated $19m in salaries and benefits over eight years and help bridge a projected ...

MoRTH gets new Secretary

Vijay Chhibber has been appointed Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. He replaces A K Upadhyay who retired recently. Chhibber is an IAS officer of 1978 batch and belongs to the Manipur-Tripura Cadre. He is on central deputation and was holding the charge of Secretary, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare from 10.09.2012 to 31.1.2013. He had earlier been Special Secretary ...

New infrastructure projects in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh government has outlined a new transportation infrastructure plan. Under the plan, a new expressway will be built, connecting Lucknow and Agra. The highway, expected to cost about ?9,500 crore will bring down travel time between the two cities to three hours from the present six hours. Further, the government proposes to connect all district headquarters in the ...

Barapullah road project ? Afcons Infrastructure is lowest bidder

Afcons Infrastructure is most likely to be awarded the contract for constructing the second phase of the Barapullah elevated road in Delhi, after having emerged as the lowest bidder. The second phase will see the elevated road being extended till the INA market on Aurobindo Marg and will also merge with the surface level there. An additional elevated loop will ...

Round Table on Smart Traffic Solutions

Steria India is organising a round table discussion on February 14th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai on smart solutions for safe, sustainable and intelligent traffic management. The roundtable will focus on ideas and approaches to tackle issues of interest to both fleet operators and highway concessionaires using IT-based fleet-management and highway traffic management systems. The discussions by the expert ...

Tamil Nadu launches 5-year road maintenance contracts

The Tamil Nadu government has introduced a new performance-based maintenance contract system for the state roads. The system is expected to improve the quality of roads and ease traffic congestion by providing better roads. The system will cover both ? laying of new roads and highways as well as maintenance of existing ones. The scheme will be launched on a ...

New terminal for Kolkata airport

A new, integrated passenger terminal has been opened at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport in Kolkata. The 195,000 square feet five-storey terminal has a capacity of handling 7452 passengers per hour and 20 million passengers per year. It features upgraded taxiways and extended runways which allow bigger aircraft including the Airbus A-380 to land and take off. It has ...

Isuzu to set up new plant in India

Japanese automaker Isuzu Motors has announced plans to set up a new manufacturing plant in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. To be built at a cost of ?1000 crore, it will have a capacity of around 50,000 vehicles per year. The plant is expected to begin commercial production by 2015. The process of homologation, the process certifying that a vehicle is ...

ITS America?s 23rd Annual Meeting and Exposition

ITS America and ITS Tennessee are hosting ITS America?s 23rd Annual Meeting and Exposition from April 22-24, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. The summit?s theme this year is ?Real Progress ? Great Future? and will focus on the results of deployment of ITS technologies thus far across the United States, and what needs to be done further for creating a efficient, ...