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FASTags for Parking

Fast Tag feat

New Delhi Municipal Council is planning to do a pilot project at its parking lot at Malcha Marg. It has tied up with a concessionaire who will install boom barriers, FASTag readers, CCTV system and other equipment to facilitate the project. The parking lot has space for 70 vehicles. If the pilot project is found workable, then NDMC will replicate ...

Public transport vehicles to become safer for passengers

Public Transport

The Transport Department in Himachal Pradesh is working to set up a monitoring cell and integrate it with the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS).  It can help provide a quick response to distress alerts public transport vehicles that are fitted with vehicle location tracking device (VLTD) and emergency buttons.  When a passenger presses the emergency button in a public transport ...

Capgemini vehicles to go fully electric

Global experts are more concerned than ever about the impact of carbon emissions on climate change and its consequences, a few global leaders are committed to making bold moves to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable travel model. Capgemini has announced that it will now only order hybrid and electric cars and vans for its 12,000-vehicle company fleet, stopping with immediate effect ...

One Mumbai Metro Card

Axis Bank, Mumbai Metro and Mastercard have recently launched ‘One Mumbai Metro Card’ to ensure contactless and cashless travel for people without the need to queue up anywhere. It is a prepaid, open loop contactless card which can be used as a part of the daily transit journey with just a tap. The card can also be used for all daily ...

E-Bike taxi Scheme in Karnataka

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has unveiled the Bike Taxi Scheme in Bengaluru. Apart from reducing the dependence on private vehicle, the initiative will also reduce travel time, pollution & fuel conservation, create self-employment and strengthen public transport. The vehicles registered under this scheme will be in the transport category for which the government has given several exemptions like permit, ...

Road development in Manipur

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways  Nitin Gadkari  has &inaugurated and laid foundation stone for 16 National Highway Projects in Manipur with an investment of Rs 4,148 crores covering total length of 298 kms under the Bharatmala Phase ll.  The projects will provide all weather connectivity to Manipur with the rest of the country and the neighbouring countries. The ...

Aurangabad shortlisted to be a freight smart city.

Aurangabad-Smart City feat

It is reported that Aurangabad city has been identified by the Central Government as one of the cities to be developed as a freight smart city. This would help improve freight transport by heavy vehicle movement within the city. A nodal agency headed by the Municipal commissioner and the Municipal Corporation will coordinate with other agencies like transport, environment, state ...

Delhi Metro’s its first underground integrated parking facility

DMRC builds its first-ever underground integrated parking facility on  its Grey Line’s  Dhansa Bus Stand metro station. This facility will  have an entire underground floor dedicated for vehicle parking. The  parking space will be integrated with the main station area where vehicle users  can  park their cars or  two-wheelers and then proceed to the metro station’s concourse directly using lifts ...

FASTag/UPI-based cashless parking at Kashmere Gate Station

FASTag/UPI-based cashless parking at Kashmere Gate Station

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has recently introduced India’s first FASTag or UPI based parking facility at Kashmere Gate station on Tuesday. Similar facilities are expected to come up at Delhi Metro’s parking spaces across the city and the NCR. Payment through Fastag is expected to reduce the entry and payment time at the station that has a parking capacity for ...

Finance Minister calls for more projects in PPP model

During a meeting with senior government officials to discuss the infrastructure roadmap, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has suggested that the various Ministries  try and spend more than their capital expenditure targets as well as explore public private partnerships for viable projects. He also called for ensuring clearance of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) dues at the earliest. Union Budget ...