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New road projects for Andhra Pradesh

The Central government is taking up additional 392km of National Highway project in Andhra Pradesh, including an Outer Ring Road (ORR) at Vijayawada, where the State’s new capital city is coming up. The AP government wants a new road on the sea coast from Ichapuram to Tada parallel with the Kolkata – Chennai National Highway. The newly proposed road on ...

Road Safety Week 2016

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways organized the Road Safety Week on January 11, 2016 throughout the country to create awareness among general public to improve the safety on road and to give an opportunity to all stakeholders to contribute to the cause of road safety. During the week awareness about various causes of road accidents and measures to ...

Spatial technology for managing NHs

NHAI has signed Memorandum of Understanding with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) under Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and North East Centre for Technology Application and Research (NECTAR) for use of spatial technology for monitoring and managing National Highways. The use of satellite data and geospatial technology will be useful in providing inputs in highway and infrastructure projects for preparation ...

Lucknow Metro to take off

The 23km long Lucknow metro project – from Chowdhary Charan Singh airport to Munshipulia crossing – in phase 1A project will have 22 stations, 19 elevated and three underground. The total cost of the project is pegged at ` 6,928Cr. Almost 60% funding will come from European Investment Bank (EIB). Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation has announced that it has completed ...

Wi-Fi in railway stations

RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RCIL) under the Railway Ministry had signed an agreement with Mahataa Information India Pvt Ltd (MIIPL), a subsidiary of Google Inc to provide Wi-Fi facility at 400 railway stations in two phases. Non-suburban stations with an annual passenger earning of more than Rs 60Cr are categorised as A1 stations. Phase one will cover 100 of ...

30 water ports on the Ganga

The government is setting up 30 water ports on the Ganga as inland waterways will be a “game- changer” for increasing exports and reducing cost of goods as well as passenger traffic. Developing waterways are very important for India as only 3.50% of goods & passenger traffic is on water. In China it is 47%, in Korea it is 43% ...

Buying used cars made easy

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has introduced a system by which one can check the complete history of a car by sending an SMS to 7738299899, a helpline number. The helpline number can be used by the government authorities as well, who sometimes struggle to find the details of a particular car. The number combined with a new ...

Bus Shelters in Noida

Noida’s roads will soon undergo a major face lift. Modern bus queue shelters and tech-savvy public conveniences will soon form part of the city’s street-scape. Tenders for 90 modern bus queue shelters have been initiated. The project has been vetted by IIT-Delhi. The shelter will be disabled friendly and have provision for lighting and branding. Being done in a big ...

Raipur gets multi-level parking

The recently opened multi-level parking in Raipur, Chhattisgarh has been built on land of 5,200sqft for vehicle owners coming for shopping and business purpose. The space can accommodate about 200 four-wheelers and 400 two-wheelers. The parking lot has lower and upper basement, ground floor and first floor, built during first phase and third floor is proposed for second phase.

Sensors to create clean energy from moving vehicles

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in the US has awarded a $1.32m contract to researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) to design and develop sensors that can harvest and convert energy created by moving vehicles on roadways into renewable electricity. TxDOT has awarded the contract as part of the ...

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