Friday , 19 July 2019

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Delhi to be decongested

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently announced three mega road projects that will benefit Delhi by reducing traffic congestion and pollution levels. Forming a ring around the National Capital Region (NCR), the Eastern (connecting Kundli, Ghaziabad and Palwal) and the KMP (Kundli, Manesar and Palwal) Western Peripheral Expressways were conceived almost a decade ago to ensure that non-destined commercial ...

Highway villages to be mandatory

India is proposing to introduce a new stiff clause in highway contracts that will make it mandatory for developers to provide facilities for drivers, called highway villages, on the lines of international norms. Detailed project reports (DPRs) for all upcoming highways and expressways will have a mandatory provision to include highway villages. A specialized wing would be set up at ...

VEHICLE TO ASSESS HIGHWAY CONDITION

In a major initiative to take stock of the condition of highways including their maintenance and schedule for overlaying, the government will carry out a road assessment exercise through a new modified vehicle. To start with about 3,000km of highways spread across states including Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu will be covered by a vehicle equipped ...

ROAD SAFETY SUMMIT

Statistics state that in India, annually over six lakhs accidents lead to about two lakh deaths. This colossal loss calls for concerted and multidisciplinary preventive and remedial efforts. In the recently held Economic Times Road Safety Summit 2015 in Mumbai, the focus of the various panel discussions were on topics such as: Innovation for Safe Engineering & Safe Infrastructure; Unleashing ...

SECURITY SYSTEM IN MUMBAI LOCALS

The Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu recently inaugurated the Integrated Security System (ISS) installed with a total cost Rs 21.72Cr at six railway stations in Mumbai. The system will monitor passenger activities through a network of CCTV cameras at CST, Dadar, Kurla, LTT, Kalyan and Thane.He also inaugurated a modified foot over bridge (FOB) to facilitate passenger movement at Diva, new ...

Ashok Leyland vehicles to Zimbabwe

Ashok Leyland has supplied of 633 vehicles and spare parts to the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Government of Zimbabwe. Under the contract, Ashok Leyland will also provide training to the buyer’s technical staff in operation and maintenance of the products. The vehicles will be utilized by the Ministry for promotion of domestic tourism, supporting international tourism, disaster management, ...

Vadodara flyover to get solar panel dome

In a unique project, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation will construct a dome on a Akota-Dandia Bazaar flyover, with solar panels on its roof that can generate power and light up street lamps. The city civic body will construct the dome with sit-outs and railings on a stretch of the flyover which will have solar panels on its roofs. According to ...

Mumbai to get first Double-decker bridge at CST

Mumbai will get its first double-decker bridge on P D’Mello Road at CST that will have railway tracks and a motorway. The tracks will be constructed at an elevated level and cars will ply above that as the Eastern Freeway will be extended up from Orange Gate to GPO junction.The railway tracks will be at an elevated level because it ...

Tamil Nadu make helmets compulsory

The Madras High Court has made wearing helmets by two-wheel riders compulsory. Justice N Kirubakaran passed the order after taking note of statistics provided by the Home Secretary that 6,419 people lost their lives in Tamil Nadu in 2014 alone as they failed to wear helmets while riding two-wheelers. The court suggested stringent measures, including impounding vehicles, till the violators ...

Advanced mobile command post vehicle for Mumbai airport

Mumbai International Airport has now acquired an advanced mobile command post vehicle or MCP. Mistral Solutions, a product design and engineering service company based in Bengaluru, is the provider of the vehicle to Bengaluru International Airport Limited and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. The airport can now handle even a crash at the airport without loss of time. Besides, ...