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Tuesday , 25 January 2022

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Canada and India sign MoU for ITS development in India

India will get Canadian assistance in developing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the country. The Minister for Road Transport and Highways Dr CP Joshi and the Canadian Highways minister Denis Label recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to the effect. Under the MoU, India would benefit from Canadian expertise in the areas of infrastructure development, operation and maintenance of ...

3M to acquire electronic toll collection business

The US based 3M Company is acquiring the electronic toll collection business and other assets of another US company Federal Signal Corporation. 3M paid $110 million in cash for the deal, which also includes Federal Signal’s parking management hardware and software services. Those businesses are part of the company’s Federal Signal Technologies Group. The acquisition will serve the fast-growing $3 ...

L&T IDPL gets Rs.4800 crore NHAI projects

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited (L&T IDPL) a र4800 crore contract to develop two road sections of a total length of 484km from the existing two lane to a four-lane configuration. The two sections are a part of NH 6, which passes through mineral rich states like Orissa and Chattisgarh and ...

Integrated highway hub planned for South Bengal

Bengal Shristi Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd, promoted jointly by Asansol Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA), Govt. of West Bengal and Shristi Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd, is building an integrated highway hub at Raniganj in South Bengal. The area has been witnessing a rapid pace of urbanisation. This urbanisation has led to a great increase in the volume of freight traffic. Spread ...

Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh use high-tech for enforcement

Following the lead of Karnataka which gave BlackBerries to traffic policemen in Bangalore to record traffic violations nearly four years back, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are using the latest technology in traffic enforcement and reducing human intervention. In Chennai, traffic policemen have been provided 300 smart multi-task handsets. After the success of the Chennai experiment, the state government has ...

NHAI moots RFID for ETC

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has begun the process of emphasising on the use of RFID for Electronic Toll Collections at the National Highways by inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) from interested stakeholders. It seems serious to take the issue forward soon as it has been updating its website on every development on the issue. NHAI had invited EOI ...

Free Driver’s resting places on highways

The government plans to provide one free drivers’ resting place every 50km along National Highways similar to the ones available in developed countries. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has identified 60 sites to develop rest houses which will include facilities for commuters also. Eleven places are already operational. The Rajasthan government too has short-listed a few sites along NH8 for the purpose. The ...

Panvel flyover inaugurated

The Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan recently inaugurated a 2.4km long flyover in Panvel, near Mumbai. The flyover, while reducing travel time for commuters, fuel consumption and traffic jams, will also encourage people to take the old Mumbai-Pune highway. The flyover, which is 17m wide with two arms of 437m each, has two lanes in each direction. It has been ...

Mumbai Metro 70% complete

About 70% of the bridge work of Metro rail over Western Railway tracks near Andheri station is completed. The original deadline of Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar route (Phase 1) of Mumbai Metro was December 2012 but it has spilled over to next year as the work is yet to be completed. The bridge is 183 metre long and is being built in three ...

EU cars may cost less

Cars imported from the European Union could be available at prices just a tad bit higher than those in Europe. A free trade agreement to this effect is under negotiation between the Indian government and the EU, under which the government will charge a 10% duty on 2.5 lakh cars imported from the EU, instead of the normal 60%. This ...