Thursday , 27 April 2017

News

AECOM wins the WAN Future Projects Transport Awards

Erik Behrens of AECOM and his Architectural Design Studio London have been selected as the winner of this year’s WAN Future Projects Transport Award 2016 for the spectacular Underwater Domes of Istanbul. The winning design was selected from a shortlist of six entries by an expert judging panel. The members of the panel were particularly impressed by AECOM’s approach to ...

BMW 5-series with remote parking

BMW is set to offer a plethora of tech on board its all-new 5-series when the model rolls into showrooms in India over the summer months. Based on the same platform as the 7-series, the new 5-series also shares the family looks with BMW’s range-topping sedan. It also features a host of tech from the said model as well. The ...

India’s first heliport

India’s first dedicated heliport built at a cost of Rs 100Cr for flying in and out of Delhi to nearby areas in choppers became operational in New Delhi. The heliport that is expected to reduce congestion at the IGI Airport in New Delhi would also provide air connectivity to nearby pilgrimage centres besides medical emergency evacuation services. The heliport is ...

Cutting urban carbon footprint

The central government is in the process of preparing a roadmap for building 8,000km of pavements and laying more cycle tracks in 106 cities in the next five years to promote walking and cycling and to reduce carbon footprint in urban areas. The Minister of Urban Development plans to lay 1,300km BRTS corridors, set up 500 new bus depots and ...

Asia’s first and longest bi-directional highway tunnel opened

The recently opened Chenani and Nashri tunnel will reduce the distance from 41kms to 10kms and thus save time by about two hours as well as fuel saving to the tune of Rs 27 lakh per day. The tunnel was thrown open for vehicular movement with its formal inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 2, is India’s largest ...

IR to manufacture trainsets with 160kmph speed

The Railways has recently decided to go ahead with manufacturing on its own trainsets that can run at a maximum speed of 160kmph. Named ‘Train-2018’, the first trainset – a rake without a separate locomotive – is expected to be ready by March next year and likely to be pressed into service in Delhi-Lucknow or Delhi- Chandigarh sector. The trainset ...

DMRC to pursue LEED

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in collaboration with US Green Building Council and the Green Business Certification Inc has announced the launch of a survey that would rate the energy efficiency and commuter-friendliness of the Corporation. The Delhi Metro has now become the first metro transit system in the world to pursue the criteria laid down under LEED. It would ...

Bhubaneswar to have CPCS

The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) had recently floated tender for implementation of Common Payment Card System (CPCS), which would enable citizens with payment options for services offered by multiple agencies – Public Health Engineering Organsation (PHEO), Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) and parking charges besides public transport. The proposed CPCS can be used to travel by the city-based transport ...

Beijing bans higher emission vehicles

Beijing has banned high-emission vehicles in a bid to control recurring airpollution enveloping the city with a population of 21.7 million people. Light-duty gasolinepowered cars that fail to meet the National Emission Standard III will be banned from entering Beijing’s fifth ring on weekdays. Substandard cars will also be taken off the road through annual inspections or spot checks. The ...

Eight national highways for Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gifted highpitched eight national highways, six of them in Saurashtra region to Gujarat. While inaugurating the new cable-stayed bridge over Narmada River near Bharuch, Modi announced converting eight state highways into national highways to boost transport and tourism.