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Sunday , 29 May 2022

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VaaaN Infra gets tolling contract

VaaaN Infra Pvt Ltd has bagged a contract from the consortium of Emirates Trading Agency (ETA) LLC and KMC Construction Ltd to provide a complete automated tolling solution at its three tolling plazas on the Gurgaon-Jaipur stretch on the NH8 national highway. The project includes building 78 lanes of Toll Management System with WIM (Weigh-in-Motion) in each lane. Aman Kishore, ...

Uttar Pradesh plans Trauma Centres on highways

The Uttar Pradesh government proposes to set up control rooms or trauma centres on state and national highways which will provide emergency medical care to accident victims. These victims will be treated in district-level hospitals throughout the State. The toll-free numbers of control rooms are being publicised widely. District magistrates and local police officials have been directed to facilitate quick ...

ARTBA to hold first ever virtual transportation industry conference

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and its Transportation Officials Division (TOD) is all set to organise the first ever virtual conference and innovation showcase for the transportation industry using the latest digital technologies. LōTRANS 2012 (Transportation Asset Management Virtual Conference & Innovation Showcase) will be held from September 18-20, enabling transportation professionals and thousands of US city ...

Karnataka plans bullet trains

The Karnataka government plans to introduce high-speed bullet trains between the country’s IT hub Bangalore and cities such as Mysore, Belgaum and Gulbarga in the northern region of the state. The bullet trains will reduce the travel distance between Bangalore and the cities by about 50 to 60 percent. The project requires dedicated tracks, exclusive coaches and high-power connectivity. The ...

70 new airports in China by 2015

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is considering an ambitions plan to add 70 new airports in the country by 2015, taking the total number of airports to 230. With the number of air passengers in the country estimated to reach 450 million by 2015, the plan also includes expansion of 100 existing airports and renovation of all the ...

Bell Helicopter expands India presence

The US helicopter major Bell Helicopter, which has more than 100 aircraft operating in India has opened a new office in New Delhi, eyeing growth opportunities in sales and manufacturing. It sees major opportunities in the areas of offshore oil exploration, power line washing and helicopter emergency medical services. The company which began its India operations in 1995 has customer ...

Europe discusses electric vehicle charging standards

The European Commission is facilitating discussions among member states, motoring associations and industry associations to implement common standards and infrastructure for the charging of electric vehicles all over Europe. This is important to make electric mobility as a viable sustainable transport. Electric mobility requires that the connection between the electric vehicles and the electric grid be standardised which requires a ...

All-weather roads to link J&K and Ladakh

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is in the process of laying all-weather roads which will link Jammu and Kashmir with Ladakh and other neighbouring areas. These areas remain inaccessible for quite some time of the year at present due to snow and other severe weather conditions. The two roads which already connect the state with Ladakh and other areas are ...

Field trials at Toulouse Airport allow passengers to pass through with mobile phones

SITA, the air transport IT and communications specialist, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Orange, and BlackBerry are conducting a joint trial at France’s Toulouse airport testing SIM based NFC (Near Field Communications) technology to allow passengers to pass through the airport’s boarding, security checks and other controls using just their mobile phones. The trial, which is being conducted through the summer, involves 50 ...

Solar Power for Delhi Metro

dIn an attempt to reduce its dependence on traditional, non-renewable source of power the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is looking to use solar power in some of its facilities. As a part of the initiative, solar panels which will help capture solar energy to be eventually converted to electricity will be installed at the Kakarduma and Noida Sector 21 ...