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ROAD SAFETY SUMMIT

Statistics state that in India, annually over six lakhs accidents lead to about two lakh deaths. This colossal loss calls for concerted and multidisciplinary preventive and remedial efforts. In the recently held Economic Times Road Safety Summit 2015 in Mumbai, the focus of the various panel discussions were on topics such as: Innovation for Safe Engineering & Safe Infrastructure; Unleashing ...

SECURITY SYSTEM IN MUMBAI LOCALS

The Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu recently inaugurated the Integrated Security System (ISS) installed with a total cost Rs 21.72Cr at six railway stations in Mumbai. The system will monitor passenger activities through a network of CCTV cameras at CST, Dadar, Kurla, LTT, Kalyan and Thane.He also inaugurated a modified foot over bridge (FOB) to facilitate passenger movement at Diva, new ...

Ashok Leyland vehicles to Zimbabwe

Ashok Leyland has supplied of 633 vehicles and spare parts to the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Government of Zimbabwe. Under the contract, Ashok Leyland will also provide training to the buyer’s technical staff in operation and maintenance of the products. The vehicles will be utilized by the Ministry for promotion of domestic tourism, supporting international tourism, disaster management, ...

Vadodara flyover to get solar panel dome

In a unique project, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation will construct a dome on a Akota-Dandia Bazaar flyover, with solar panels on its roof that can generate power and light up street lamps. The city civic body will construct the dome with sit-outs and railings on a stretch of the flyover which will have solar panels on its roofs. According to ...

Mumbai to get first Double-decker bridge at CST

Mumbai will get its first double-decker bridge on P D’Mello Road at CST that will have railway tracks and a motorway. The tracks will be constructed at an elevated level and cars will ply above that as the Eastern Freeway will be extended up from Orange Gate to GPO junction.The railway tracks will be at an elevated level because it ...

Tamil Nadu make helmets compulsory

The Madras High Court has made wearing helmets by two-wheel riders compulsory. Justice N Kirubakaran passed the order after taking note of statistics provided by the Home Secretary that 6,419 people lost their lives in Tamil Nadu in 2014 alone as they failed to wear helmets while riding two-wheelers. The court suggested stringent measures, including impounding vehicles, till the violators ...

Advanced mobile command post vehicle for Mumbai airport

Mumbai International Airport has now acquired an advanced mobile command post vehicle or MCP. Mistral Solutions, a product design and engineering service company based in Bengaluru, is the provider of the vehicle to Bengaluru International Airport Limited and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. The airport can now handle even a crash at the airport without loss of time. Besides, ...

DELHI’S FIRST DRIVER-LESS TRAIN

The Delhi Metro has received its first train which is capable of running without a driver. The trains are manufactured at Changwan in South Korea. The trains will run on the upcoming Majlish Park-Shiv Vihar (Line 7 – 58.596 km) and Janakpuri West- Botanical Garden (Line 8 – 38.235 km) corridors of Phase 3. Both these corridors are expected to ...

DHARAMSALA-MCLEODGANJ ROPEWAY

The work on the much awaited 2.1km Dharamsala-McLeodganj ropeway is likely to start soon as the state government has issued letter of award to the Mumbai-based Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited. The ropeway will help in decongesting McLeodganj town which receives around 2.5 lakh domestic and foreign tourists annually.The state government is also planning to develop a parking near Kotwali ...

LINKING JAIGARH PORT TO KONKAN RAILWAY

To enable transportation of bulk commodities from Jaigarh Port to the Digni station of Konkan Railway, a 33.7km railway corridor is being planned. JSW Jaigarh Port Ltd has signed a concession agreement with Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd for developing the corridor. The special purpose vehicle executing the project is Jaigarh Digni Rail Ltd. The project will come up through the ...

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