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Thursday , 30 June 2022

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New global database on Bus Rapid Transit launched

A comprehensive, public and global database of BRT systems in the world was recently launched by three global organisations – Embarq, Across Latitudes and Cultures – Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence (ALC-BRT CoE) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). BRT systems have been implemented in about 134 cities all over the world ranging from Beijing to Bogota, and serve ...

Eicher launches new 11.14 GVW truck

Eicher Motors has launched a new truck – the Eicher 11.14 — that is expected to bridge the gap between the 12/13 tonne and the 16 tonne segments. The 14.5 GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) tonne truck, the company claims, has best-in-class fuel efficiency. The new truck combines the benefits of a heavy duty truck with the savings of a medium ...

Mumbai to get unified smart card

The Ministry of Urban Development has launched an initiative to produce a unified smart card for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), also called ‘More Mumbai’, can be used to buy tickets for suburban trains, buses, metro rail and monorail. It can also be used to pay auto rickshaw fares, taxi fares, parking charges and toll ...

Survey shows Bangalore motorists the worst

A survey by New Delhi based Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI Asia) has assigned Bangalore 30 out of 100 points for motorist behaviour, the worst among the seven cities surveyed in India. Motorist behaviour was one of the nine parameters considered by CAI Asia to determine walking infrastructure availability, known as walkability, of a city. The survey found ...

Hyderabad airport may become cargo hub

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad, operated by GMR Hyderabad Airport International (GHIAL), may become the country’s first cargo hub. While Lufthansa Airlines already operates four freight services a week on the Mumbai-Hyderabad-Sharjah-Frankfurt sector, Thai Airways has recently begun a new Bangkok-Hyderabad-Frankfurt cargo service. These services directly connect Hyderabad with important cities in the Far East and Europe. The ...

WB government to revive linked transport network

The West Bengal government is considering introducing a linked transport network for Kolkata which would revive a popular transport network, discontinued many years ago. The plan also involves integrating water transport into the network, and would give city commuters a mix of travel options such as metro trains, buses and water taxis to reach their destinations. Metro commuters who take ...

UP plans Delhi-Meerut Rapid Transit System

In a bid to reduce congestion on the Delhi-Meerut sector, the Uttar Pradesh government is planning to build a Rapid Transit System. The project, which is estimated to cost about र16,592 crore would be about 90km long with 9.7km in Delhi, and the rest in Uttar Pradesh. When completed, it would save fuel, reduce pollution and accidents, besides saving commuting ...

“Decade of Action” must also be a “Decade of Change”

The International Road Federation (IRF) has called for discontinuing the use of dangerous guardrail terminal treatments such as turned-down ends, fishtails and spoons which have been documented to cause unnecessary deaths and injuries. Studies have indicated that the turned down guardrail ends, which were introduced in the 1960s, increase the odds of a vehicle rolling over a railing significantly. Advances ...

Road Conference held in Delhi

A one-day national conference on road construction, ‘Fast Track Road Construction in India’ was organised by IBK Media in Delhi recently. TrafficInfraTech was the media partner for the conference that was organised in association with Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) and IRF’s India chapter. RP Indoria, former Director General, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, the Guest of Honour emphasised ...

Santiago Metro to get 11 new stations

Metro de Santiago in Chile has awarded a contract to UK based Arup to design 11 stations on two of its new lines which are being built for Chile’s capital. Arup will build new interchanges with existing lines on the metro network. The contract also includes station planning, tunnel and station ventilation, fire engineering and passenger movement analysis. The new ...