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Sunday , 9 May 2021

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Highway projects approved for Madhya Pradesh.

Source: The hindu Business Line Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has recently  sanctioned road development projects of 291 km worth 726Cr for the state of Madhya Pradesh These projects include preparation of detailed project reports for upgradation of declared National Highway (572 Km) at a cost of 17.72 crore besides strengthening of road section of Sagar-Chhatarpur on NH 86/934 ...

BMRCL gets new MD

Karnataka Government  has appointed Rakesh Singh, an IAS officer from the 1989 batch, as the Managing Director  of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. Ajay Seth who served as MD of BMRCL for 30 months has been appointed as Secretary of Economic Affairs by the Central government. Rakesh Singh is also the Additional Chief Secretary of Water Resources Department and working ...

Budget 2021 gives a Boost to Infrastructure Sector

To further improve the  country’s infrastructure, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed to significantly enhance capital expenditure to Rs 5.54 lakh crore in the next fiscal. The focus is also on creating institutional structures and giving a big thrust to monetizing assets to achieve the goals of the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP). This will require a major increase in funding both ...

NHAI partners with technical institutes

National Highways Authority of India  has signed MoUs  with 200 technical institutes to encourage them for voluntary adoption of highway stretches for research. Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has stated that   NHAI has introduced an initiative to associate with reputed Institutes like IITs NITs and  AICTE approved engineering colleges for mutual cooperation for the dissemination of respective expertise on ...

Trial Run of E-highway

Ease of Doing Business of emerging technologies, ASSAR has recently organised assembly of Electric vehicles at India Gate for the Tech-Trial Run on Yamuna Expressway between Delhi – Agra under National Highway for Electric Vehicle (NHEV) project (210 km E-Highway). The project, an advanced PPP model Annuity Hybrid E-Mobility prototype has been supported by various government and private entities to ...

Need to make public transport people friendly

 Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways  Nitin Gadkari has stressed upon the need for making the public transport people friendly, safe, affordable, accessible, cost effective and pollution free. The Minister also highlighted the need of implementing the ITS in the operation as well as the National Common Mobility Card in order to make its operation fully digitised and efficient.  ...

Developing indigenous platform screen doors

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation and the Bharat Electronics Limited have joined hand to develop platform screen doors that can act as a safety barrier between the passengers and tracks, under the self-reliant India scheme. NCRTC is tasked to implement the country’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS). The Platform Screen Doors (PSD) are currently imported. Apart from facilitating ...

New Neo Metro

Also released at the Urban Mobility Conference was the “Standards Specifications for Neo Metro”, a low cost urban transit system aimed at cities with population less than 10 lakhs or suburbs of bigger cities. Metro Neo, much lighter, and smaller than the conventional metro, has rubber tyre electric coaches that are powered by an overhead traction system. In addition to ...

Future Mobility

At the Urban Mobility Conference held in New Delhi early November, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, stated that Future Mobility is all about striving towards environment friendly, integrated, automated and personalized travel on-demand. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, India is likely to create behavioural changes in urban mobility. There is opportunity to guide the recovery of urban ...

L&T bags bullet train project

The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has signed an agreement with L&T for design and construction of 237 km length of viaduct between Vapi (Zaroli Village at Maharashtra- Gujarat Border) and Vadodara in Gujarat for 508 kms of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Railcorridor. Upon completion, the highspeed rail will operate at a speed of 320 kmph, covering the entire distance ...