Wednesday , 24 July 2019

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Alstom’s electric engines for Indian Railways

French company Alstom has received a three billion euro contract from Indian Railways to supply 800 electric locomotives with a long-term associated maintenance.This project includes the set-up of a plant at Madhepura (Bihar) and two maintenance depots at Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Nagpur (Maharashtra). It further said that the delivery of the locomotives will spread between 2018 and 2028.  

Promoting coastal shipping of cargo

It is estimated that about `40,000 Cr could be saved by promoting cargo transportation by enhancing coastal shipping in 10 years under the ambitious Sagarmala project, a port-led development scheme. Sagarmala is an ambitious project to promote port-led direct and indirect development of coastal states and to provide infrastructure for transporting goods via ports quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. The government ...

Plans for five Industrial Corridors

Among the declarations made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G20 multilateral summit in Antalaya, Turkey, is the building of Industrial corridors. The Indian government has planned five industrial corridors, connecting various major cities. The aim is to create mega cities and interlinked industrial and transport zones with jobs and homes as India’s pace of urbanisation grows. Over two ...

Urban Mobility India, 2015

Urban Transportation is one of the most important infrastructure services for urban development. For urban areas to be able to support the required level of economic activity, they must provide for the easy and sustainable flow of goods and people. The Government of India having felt the need for a policy for detailing the approach to dealing with this rapidly ...

Multi-level parking lots at Delhi metro stations

Two of multi-level parking facilities at the Rohini West and Janakpuri West metro stations will be ready by early next year. DMRC will have five multi-level parking lots, including the operational facility above the underground New Delhi airport metro station. The facility at Rohini West will have space for 600 cars, while Janakpuri West will accommodate around 1,000 cars. Yet ...

Aircraft to monitor road projects

With the finance ministry giving a go ahead to the Road Transport And Highways Ministry on its proposal to buy a fixed wing aircraft and a chopper to be used for inspection and monitoring of ongoing work by officials, NHAI and NHIDCL will now carry out detailed assessments of their likely usage and how much it would cost to the ...

Delhi Metro bags ISO rating

The Delhi Metro has become the first metro service in the country to be certified with the prestigious International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) rating for efficient energy management. Under this, as many as 15 stations of the Delhi Metro and one of its depots have been selected for this rating, enabling Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to save 13,730 MVAH ...

L&T bags projects

Larsen & Toubro’s transportation infrastructure unit has secured orders from the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for construction of a six-lane elevated corridor from Chandigarh to Kharar in Punjab. This project is to be completed in 30 months and involves the construction of 10.18 km of four-lane dual carriageway along with three elevated corridors of a cumulative length of ...

Road safety education program in Pune

Bridgestone India launched a road safety education program at CIRT, Bhosari Pune. This is a year–long on-going, sustainable and multi-dimensional outreach programme, which will effectively connect with all road safety stakeholders, including enforcement officials, leaders and authorities. A series of activities will be conducted under the supervision of road safety supervisors to ensure the effective implementation of the programme. Some ...

More roads to be concretized

The Road Ministry has recently announced that 234kms roads in Nagpur distruct would be brought under the ambit of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and fully concretized. The Outer Ring Road would be completed at the cost of 1,700 crore and its tenders would soon be floated. In Karnataka too134-km Bengaluru-Mysuru highway will be widened from four to six ...

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