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Smart Parking System in Bengaluru

A government-sponsored ‘smart parking’ system that helps drivers find parking slots using a smartphone app, is in the offing across Bengaluru. As part of the Smart City proposal, the state government is ready with a presentation on smart parking solutions to make parking in the city systematic under the public-private partnership model. Under the proposal, it is planned to convert ...

Hike in road transportation services

The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has notified higher charges for services provided by regional transport offices such as driving licence, learner’s licence, driving permit, driving school licence renewal fee, and three-wheeler registration. The move will help states shore up the cost of running these services. It will also bring uniformity among States on various fees and taxes on road ...

Pod taxi experiments

NITI Aayog panel has cleared a government proposal to test three rapid transport systems using pod cars— futuristic, driverless vehicles that run along a pre-determined course. The three companies that have won approval are: Ultra Global PRT, skyTran, a company created by the US space agency Nasa, and Metrino PRT, which has formed joint ventures with Indian companies. The pod ...

Connaught Place to go vehicle-free

It is reported that the middle and inner circle roads of Delhi’s Connaught Place will be made vehicle-free for three months, as part of a pilot smart city project starting from February. Traffic will be barred on these roads as part of “pedestrianisation” of the area. Union Minister for Urban Development, Venkaiah Naidu is also considering feasibility of “developing water ...

Driverless buses on Indian roads

Tata Motors has begun trials for driverless buses at its Pune campus, where a fullfledged bus has been plying on a fixed route, without any human intervention, for two months. Sensors have been placed at simulated bus stops, and the bus slows as it approaches them. It stops to allow passengers to board and alight and then continues its journey. ...

Expressway to have gantry-based tolling

By the end of 2017, Motorists will soon be able to zip through expressways, as the government is planning to install advanced gantry-based tolling systems which will do away with the need for toll booths. A fee will be deducted from a motorist’s prepaid account when the vehicle crosses an electronic beam stretching across the road. The move will help ...

NCRTC gets Logo

National Capital Region Transport Corporation, mandated with the responsibility of executing the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in National Capital Region has got a logo and Tagline highlighting the vision of ‘Gati Se Pragati’ (Progress with Speed). On completion, RRTS will significantly reduce the travel time between important NCR towns. RRTS consists of three corridors viz., Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, Delhi-Gurgaon-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat ...

Centre agrees to set up 100 driving centres in MP to generate employment

The Centre has accepted Madhya Pradesh government’s proposal to set up 100 driving training centres to generate employment in economically backward areas of the state, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had announced. The driving centres would come up in tribal dominated and backward areas and will be equipped with courses related to automobile sector.

‘Safety under 80’ campaign on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

As part of the Zero Fatality Corridor (ZFC) initiative, Save LIFE Foundation, in association with Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Ltd (MSRDC) and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) launched a campaign on the Mumbai- Pune Expressway (MPEW) about the dangers of speeding. “Safety Under 80”— talks about the dangers of speeding. This initiative is expected to reduce the number of ...

Improved Connectivity to Bengaluru Metro

Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) has entered an agreement with World Resources Institute (WRI) to seek possible solutions in first- and last-mile connectivity to metro transit in Bengaluru. The city with a population of around 12 million people has experienced rapid urban growth and development in part due to its status as the IT capital of India. TMF and WRI want ...

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