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Guidelines for National permit vehicles

The national permit vehicles can now ply without two drivers. Besides, there is also no requirement of having dark brown body colour for such vehicles, as was mandatory earlier with amendment in Central Motor Vehicles Rules. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways made amendments to CMVR 1989. Henceforth, National Permit or N/P would be inscribed in the front and ...

Chennai Traffic to be managed under Smart City

With Chennai Corporation getting a nod to implement Red Light Violation Detection (RVLD) system by installing ANPR cameras under Smart City, catching of red-light violators and managing traffic at busy junctions of the city are set to get automated. The ANPR cameras will be powered by Optical Character Recognition technology to read the number plates of violating vehicles. The system ...

Delhi to redesign streets to make them pedestrian friendly

The Delhi government planning to redesign its streets to make it safer for those using the footpath.The state government has roped in Former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, who will work along with an NGO – Savelife Foundation on redesigning the national capital’s streets to make them safe and walkable. The first priority is to redesign ...

UP to have colour-coded taxis soon

Contract vehicles in UP can no longer be red, maroon or black. The state government recently passed an amendment to the motor vehicle regulations, determining the colour of various contract vehicles and also making it compulsory for bike taxis to function on permits. Under the amendment, while a bike can be of any colour other than the three prohibited colours, ...

Smart cameras to help enforce traffic rules

The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited has started the process of installing registration number trackers and smart cameras to capture images of vehicles that are found to be flouting traffic rules. The traffic violation detection system, the trackers and cameras will automatically track and capture the violators’ motorcycle or car registration number once they zoom past the traffic post. For easy ...

Mumbai to get India’s first parking authority

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is expected to soon appoint urban development experts to create a Geographic Information System (GIS) map and a comprehensive database of all parking slots in the city. This will be a step forward towards creating the country’s first special parking authority. The move comes over six months after the development plan 2034 was unveiled. The development ...

TCS partners with SAP to build Intelligent Rail Digital Maintenance

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced it is partnering with SAP to build the Intelligent Rail Digital Maintenance (iRDM) solution. The solution leverages cutting-edge technologies including Internet-of-Things, machine learning, advanced analytics, big data, drones and mobility components of SAP® Leonardo ( iRDM solution) to carry out drone-based safety inspections, remote monitoring of the condition of all asset classes, including rolling ...

New high-security driving licences

Driving licences may soon get a cosmetic and functional overhaul if the Centre’s draft proposal for changes to the document is accepted by the states. The new driving licences will be made of polycarbonate cards with a high-security QR code instead of the laminated cards that are currently in use. The licences would make authenticity easier for the commuters while ...

TMC inks e-mobility pact with Mahindra

Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) to provide end-to-end last mile mobility solutions, which include deployment of Treo electric three-wheelers and e-Supro, an electric mass passenger carrier in Thane. In the initial phase, Mahindra will deploy 100 electric vehicles and the partnership would be active for five ...

NHAI to construct highway nests at toll plazas

National Highways Authority of India is constructing highway nests at toll plazas for a safe and comfortable journey for passengers. These nests will have kiosks for selling dry snacks, tea and coffee vending machines and water ATMs. NHAI has directed that the construction and operation of highway nests be awarded to state government-managed co-operative societies.

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