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‘Pink Cabs’ for women

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently launched ‘Pink Cabs’ in the city as a safer mode of transport for women. Driven by and for women, the white and pink cars would run on app-based platforms. The government will hike the subsidy for women drivers to Rs 1.5 lakh from Rs 1 lakh under the Gatidhara scheme. Gatidhara is a ...

Navi Mumbai set to get coastal road by 2021

Maharashtra’s City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) has planned a second coastal road for Navi Mumbai that will connect Kharghar to Amra Marg at Panvel, which will also provide access to the proposed international airport in Navi Mumbai. In order to take care of nodal traffic, a service road has also been proposed alongside. This will ensure unobstructed traffic movements ...

CCTVs, panic button on every third bus seat in DTC buses

The process of installation of CCTV cameras, panic buttons and GPS in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster-scheme buses is expected to begin soon and likely to completed by this November. The primary aim of providing this technology in the buses is safety of passengers, particularly women. As the CCTV feed will be monitored in real-time from control centers, the response ...

High-security number plates made mandatory in Mumbai

The high-security registration plates will be compulsory for all vehicles manufactured from today. RTOs in Mumbai region will have to ensure that brand new cars are fitted with the fool-proof plates with chromium-based holograms. A circular with directives on implementation of the new plates has been issued to all 50 RTOs in the state. For existing vehicles, old number plates ...

Public charging stations for EVs in Delhi

New Delhi will get 131 public charging stations for electric vehicles to address the concerns of potential buyers and to ensure that people have access to recharging facilities in their vicinity. According to the plan approved by the power ministry and the Delhi government, 33 such facilities will be set up at Metro stations, 34 at CNG stations, 24 at ...

BSNL-Nokia to launch first smart pole

Finnish telecom gear-maker Nokia to launch its first smart pole deployed at the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL) premise on March 21. Nokia’s smart pole initiative is a part of its intelligent infrastructure transformation program. The equipment would integrate poles with smart LED lighting systems, CCTV cameras, digital billboards and environmental sensors that could also have a revenue potential ...

Zomato partners with Traffic Training Institute-Cyberabad during National Safety Week

In an attempt to increase the road safety awareness within the delivery partners, one of India’s largest food delivery company, Zomato recently collaborated with the Cyberabad Traffic Training Institute during National Safety Week. Zomato has successfully trained over 600 delivery partners, so far. Every delivery partner was extensively trained on the traffic rules & regulations, and accident prevention measures. Zomato ...

NMRC introduces feeder buses in Noida, Greater Noida

Aiming to increase ridership and provide last mile connectivity, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation has introduced 16 new routes for its feeder bus service to cater to all the operational metro stations on the Aqua Line in Noida and Greater Noida. 50 feeder buses will be plying on these new routes that will replace 13 old operational routes. The NMRC ...

Integrated Command and Control Centre for Traffic Management in Raipur

The Chhattisgarh government has set up a hi-tech integrated command and control centre in Raipur for better Traffic Management and Surveillance in the city. Set up at a cost of Rs 157.70Cr as part of the Raipur Smart City initiative, the project will take care of safety & security, traffic management, public communication, and also to keep the city environment ...

Foundation stone laid for Delhi-Mumbai Expressway

Union Minister for Roads and Transport Nitin Gadkari recently laid the foundation stone for the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway which will reduce the travel time between the two major cities to just 12 hours. The expressway will have eight lanes and will be access-controlled to speed up freight movement. It will also have four multilevel interchanges. To ease travel, the Expressway will ...

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