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Sunday , 29 May 2022

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BKC will soon have Noise Barriers

India’s first ever noise barriers will be installed on the 1150 meter stretch of Mumbai’s Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) which will begin at Kala Nagar and go till the Income Tax Building junction. This is being done by MMRDA in keeping with the Government of Maharashtra’s guidelines of providing noise abetment facilities along the road side. The material used for the ...

A show for Total Traffic Solutions

TrafficInfraTech show to be held in February 2011 at New Delhi is India’s first attempt at bringing together every aspect of traffic under one roof. “Various shows are being organised in India in the areas of infrastructure, safety, automobiles, aviation, railways, road engineering, etc. but it is high time we put it all together to address the national need for ...

Road safety as a mission

At the first annual general body meeting of International Road Federation (IRF) India chapter held in August in New Delhi, KK Kapila, the new Chairman of IRF Geneva said that the India chapter has joined hands with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to bring down road fatalities by 50% by 2012 through a national level campaign. The most ...

13,000km, 3 months and without a driver

On July 20, 2010, a team of software engineers left Parma, Italy on a three months-and-13,000km journey to Shanghai, China. So what is so special about this? Nothing except the fact that they are travelling in two driverless electric vans. It’s the first time in the history of transportation that vehicles without drivers and without using oil-based propulsion are moving ...

Newport Transporter Bridge is renovated

From October 1-3, 2010, Newport, Wales will host the infamous golfing event the Ryder Cup. This news has prompted a £2bn refurbishment project in an effort to spruce up the Welsh city, creating a space that locals can be proud of when the world comes to call. Part of this wide-scale renovation includes the £1.225m restoration of the Grade I ...

India and Finland sign memorandum

India’s Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Kamal Nath and Finland’s Minister of Transport, Anu Vehviläinen recently signed a memorandum of cooperation in Road Transport at Helsinki, Finland. Now road transport and road construction officials and experts of both the countries will share information in the areas of planning and information management system for road administration, construction operation and maintenance ...

College of Traffic Management

The Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE), New Delhi, has launched the world’s only single umbrella facility in road traffic management – The College of Traffic Management. It is for the first time in the country that a Bus Rapid Transit System as well as a Metro line will run parallel along a road. The corridor will also have transmission ...

Two Cycle Superhighways in London

Transport for London (TfL) has launched two Barclays cycle superhighways from Merton to the City and Barking to Tower Gateway. This has been done to encourage more number of people to use cycle to travel to their workplace. The two routes are the first set of 12 planned superhighways which will have clearly marked continuous cycle routes into Central London. ...

Balance cantilever bridge builder technique

The three-Level Grade Separator Project at Crossing of NH 24 and Road no 56 at Ghazipur (Delhi) has been completed well within time by AFCONS Infrastructure Ltd. The highlight of this work is that it is for the first time that a Delhi flyover has used a balance cantilever bridge builder technique. Another first of this project is that an ...

Delhi worst in traffic commute

As per the IBM 2010 Commuter Pain Survey, Delhi’s drivers experience the fifth most painful commute among 20 global cities. During the survey 400 drivers in each of 20 major cities in six continents were polled and based on the results, a Commuter Pain Index was compiled. The Index ranks the emotional and economic toll of commuting in each city ...