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Rajasthan to promote women safety in public transport

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Transport, Highway & Shipping Minister recently presented 20 buses of the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation under the NIRBHAYA scheme to provide safe and secure transport to women, with IT-enabled safety measures. The 20 buses included 10 luxury and 10 general buses fitted with Vehicle Tracking System, CCTV cameras and panic buttons on every seat ...

Govt announces 13 new Smart Cities, Lucknow tops list

The central government recently announced the names of 13 more cities to be developed as smart cities, taking the total count to 33. Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh topped a fast-track competition conducted for 23 cities by the government. The other selected cities are Warangal in Telangana, Dharmashala in Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Raipur, New Town Kolkata, Bhagalpur in Bihar, Panaji, Port ...

Panoramic IP Camera from Logipix

Hungary based Logipix Technical Development Ltd, one of the gold partners in the forthcoming TrafficInfraTech Expo, will be showcasing a range of IP based video surveillance systems. One of its innovative system is the Panoramic IP Camera. The device delivers 140 MP resolution with high frame rate video stream. The specially developed camera house contains ten Logipix One 20MP cameras. ...

Plan for setting up highway facilities

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and the National Highways Authority of India have entrusted Indian Highway Management Company with the development and management of passenger friendly amenities along the highways. The project will be developed on the public-private partnership model, with the government offering land to private developers for 30 years on lease. The Government has already identified ...

Passenger amenity centre for bus passengers at Yelahanka

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation recently opened a new passenger amenity centre for bus passengers at Yelahanka of North Bengaluru. Spread over one acre area, the centre has parking space for cars and two wheelers in the basement in area of 26,468 sqft. There are three bus bays, traffic control room and bus pass counter. As many as 41 routes ...

GPS devices in RMC buses

With a view to making the public transport service more efficient, the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) has equipped its entire fleet of buses with GPS devices and started trial-run of the technology. RMC has signed a three-year contract with Chandigarh-based Hi-Tecpoint Technologies Pvt Ltd under the brand name ‘Blackbox’ to provide vehicle tracking system. The city buses fitted with GPS ...

Traffic info centre in Bengaluru

The Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) in co-ordination with the traffic police will set up a traffic centre – the Bangalore Traffic Information Centre – which will be the hub for information about traffic in the City. The DULT’s proposal is set to get funds from Japan International Co-operation Agency. JICA will send a team to Bengaluru to work ...

Comprehensive Mobility plan by BMC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has prepared a Comprehensive Mobility Plan to decongest the City traffic and to provide better infrastructure to the citizens. The CMP has suggested that Mumbai should review and upgrade its transport investment plans and priorities every five years. The study has also suggested several other measures and suggestions along with immediate need for constructing the missing ...

Car tests made mandatory

With popular models from major auto makers failing crash tests, the Indian road ministry has made basic side and frontal crash tests mandatory for all new models by 2017, and for the existing ones by 2019, to decide the ‘crashworthiness’ and level of safety an automobile can offer. Moreover, the tests will no longer have to be taken outside the ...

Road safety programme by IRTE & GoodYear India

In a bid to promote safe driving in India, tyre major Goodyear, in association with the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE), had initiated a unique road safety programme, ‘Safer Roads, Safer You.’ The focus of this initiative was to train 2,400 drivers in Delhi-NCR and Mumbai till March. The participating drivers were also given an incentive of `500 along ...

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