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Wednesday , 17 August 2022

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Road Safety Fund for Punjab

The Punjab cabinet has decided to set up a road safety fund of Rs 100Cr to enhance public safety and minimise fatalities in road accidents. The fund would be set up by diverting 50 per cent of the compounding fee collected by the enforcement agencies such as the police and the transport department. The money will be also utilised to ...

Automatic Flap Gates with Bar-Code Scanners in Railway stations

To enable faster ticket checking, the Indian Railways has planned to install automatic flap gates with bar code scanners at stations. As part of a pilot project, the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the software arm of the Railways is all set to make the new flap gate system operational at Brar Square station in Delhi Division. The access ...

Tejas Express will have WiFi, LCDs and automatic doors

From June this year, the Indian Railways will launch a 20-coach luxury train on the Mumbai-Goa route that will have chair cars and executive class. Called Tejas Express, the train will have automatic doors, LCD screens, coffee vending machines, on-board WiFi, magazines and many other facilities. The train that will run at a speed of 130kmph will “showcase the future of ...

Maharashtra to go for tamper-proof HSRP

In a recent development, the Government of Maharashtra has set up a 10-member Scrutiny Committee that will ensure vehicles one fitted with High Security Registration Plates. This will help curbing vehicle thefts. The terms and conditions for the tenders for the purpose will be set by the Committee. While a few states had implemented the Supreme Court instructions that made ...

Access-controlled highways

A plan is under way to make a stretch of about 20,000km of major national highways, access-controlled. This will mean frequent cuts on the medians will be stopped and barricaded to avoid the animals’ entry on to the main highways. To ensure seamless and speedy movement of fast moving and heavy vehicles, the main carriageways will be specially designated for ...

Smart poles for Bhopal’s Smart City

Telecom tower company Bharti Infratel and Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson will be deploying the smart poles for the smart city project of Bhopal Smart City Development Corp Ltd (BSCDCL). This mega project will entail seven to eight projects on a Public Private Partnership model. The 400 smart poles will have surveillance cameras, environment sensors, digital signage system, EV Charging ...

Traffic violators to be caught by 3D radars

In order to automatically detect and prosecute traffic violators, Delhi Police is procuring devices that are equipped with 3D radar technology and non-intrusive sensors that can capture many vehicles running at the same time. Trial run of the devices has begun at a few road junctions. Each location will also require 12 highdefinition cameras to be installed for the devices ...

Ador helps with Smart Highways

Mega traffic congestion has become a major issue in the Indian cities. While infrastructure has not been able to keep up with the substantial increase in the number of vehicles on the roads which leads to a huge number of accidents, we cannot ignore the fact that recurrent public events like marriage bands & gatherings, processions, various rituals, all types ...

Kochi Metro to be inaugrated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first phase of 13.2 km of the total 25 km stretch of the Kochi metro today. Modi will also undertake a ride from the stations of Palarivattom to Pathadippalam in the city. He will be joined by other dignitaries including Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu ...

Schneider Electric India and IL&FS for Naya Raipur

Naya Raipur Development Authority has given a contract to Schneider Electric India and IL&FS to develop Naya Raipur’s first greenfield integrated smart city. The project in Chhattisgarh’s capital will be run for five years after being developed by the two companies. Setting up hardware for sensors for data collection, enterprise control for the development authority to monitor and control the ...