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New Secretary for MoRTH

Senior IAS officer Sanjeev Ranjan has been named secretary of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH),  he will take over as MoRTH secretary with effect from 1 April 2019 upon superannuation of Yudhvir Singh Malik by the end of this month. Ranjan, a 1985-batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre, is at present the chairman of National Highways Authority of ...

Mumbai Monorail phase II opens between Wadala-Jacob Circle

The Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis flagged off the 11.28 km second phase of the Chembur-Wadala-Jacob Circle monorail network on Sunday. This is the country’s first monorail system which has been implemented by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). Commissioned in Feb 2014, the 8.26km first phase was built and operated by a consortium of Larsen & Toubro and ...

Road Safety Week 2019

With an aim to raise public awareness about traffic rules and ultimately to reduce casualties due to road accidents. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India announced the observance of the 30th Road Safety Week Campaign from February 4-10, 2019.  The theme for this year campaign is ‘Sadak Suraksha – Jeevan Raksha’. The week-long initiative will have road safety driver training, ...

Human Chain for Safer Roads

NGO Drive Smart Drive Safe’s unique project titled ‘#1CroreHaathSaathSaat’ is slowly gaining momentum day-by-day. A first-of-its-kind in India to support the cause of alarming road deaths, the project envisages participation and engagement from the general public in the form of ‘Human Chain’. This ‘Human chain’ will be formed during the upcoming Road Safety week in Delhi starting from February 4 ...

Cameras on Cabs

The Gurugram traffic police is planning to install cameras on top of cabs and police vans to record violations and send challans, real time. The move was aimed at reducing dependency on constables to track violations and bring down chances of corruption. This will also reduce face-offs between violators and cops on the road. As part of a mechanism to ...

Bosch India strengthens its beyond mobility solutions

Bosch, a leading supplier of technology and services, continues to give boost to its beyond mobility business with smart solutions based on growing infrastructure and consumer demand. “Our business is in a process of profound transformation from a hardware focus to models that focus more on services and data. We have the capability to develop greenfield technology that can power ...

Autos to get more safety features

From October next year, all autorickshaws on Indian roads will have more safety features. There will be doors or passenger retention compartments to prevent anyone falling from the moving vehicle, mandatory use of seatbelt for drivers and dimensions of passenger and driver’s seats will be specified. According to officials, two-point retractable seat belt will be made mandatory for drivers. It ...

Intelligent smart poles in Vadodara

Vadodara Municipal Corporation in partnership with Indus owers, one of the world’s largest telecom tower company has announced successful deployment of 50 intelligent smart poles in the City. The poles will have provision for public Wi-Fi, Smart Bill boards, CCTV cameras and environmental censors. Wi-Fi will be available to the citizens through these hotspots. As many as 220 intelligent and ...

150 new buses in Surat

Surat Municipal Corporation will add around 150 buses to its existing fleet of city and BRTS buses by early 2019. With this the fleet size will increase to over 560. The civic body is planning to run more than 650 buses in the City on a daily basis with target of achieving ridership of 3.5– 4 lakh by the end ...

Elevated corridor project in Bengaluru

The Karnataka government has decided to take up an elevated corridor project to decongest city roads from January 2019. The project is aimed at providing effective modes of transportation, minimising maintenance cost of vehicles and ensuring road safety along with limiting carbon emission. The total length of the first phase corridor is 102.04 km. The project would be taken up ...

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