Sunday , 22 October 2017

News

1000 e-rickshaws flagged off in Gurugram

A fleet of first batch of 1000 E-rickshaws from HUDA City Centre metro station in Gurugram was recently flagged off by Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. The e-rickshaw fleet will not only provide cost effective and pollution free substitute in transport system of Gurugram, but will also generate employment ...

TrafficInfraTech / Parking InfraTech Expo 2017: Multi-dimensional Traffic/Parking event

With over 80% of the exhibition space already booked, the Smart Mobility event in Hyderabad from September 13-15, 2017 at Hitex Exhibition Centre is generating widespread enthusiasm. The four pavilions of TrafficInfraTech Expo are poised to give the exhibitors and the visitors an increased and exclusive platform for business and interaction. Parking Infratech, though a separate expo, has been designed to ...

BEST buses to run without conductors

Mumbai city is set to launch an Intelligent Transportation System that involves smart card-based access for passengers and ticket vending machines. The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking will procure 50 air-conditioned mini-buses with a capacity of 29 (22 seats and seven slots for standing passengers) each. The vehicles will be taken on a wet lease and specific routes ...

Electric taxi service to be launched in Nagpur

India’s first electric taxi project will be launched in Nagpur on May 24 by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkar; Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd will be providing 200 taxis for the project. The project will be undertaken by Nagpur Municipal Corporation. The plan comes against the backdrop of an ambitious government strategy for a mass shift to electric vehicles ...

NMRC to build parking lots in 21 Metro stations

Land earmarked for parking facilities at each of the 21 Metro stations along the 29.7-km Noida-Greater Noida Metro corridor will soon be handed over by the Noida Authority to the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC). It was also decided that the parking facilities will now be developed by NMRC. Earlier, the Noida and Greater Noida Authorities were to develop the parking spaces besides integrating ...

ParkSafe app launched in Mohali

In order to deal with the problem of wrong and haphazard parking in Mohali city, the district police has come up with a mobile application. The police launched this app — ParkSafe — that can be downloaded free of charge on iOs and Android phones. The app will help users connect with the vehicle owner who has wrongly parked his ...

L&T to partner with Pune Smart City Project

Larsen & Toubro Ltd has bagged the contract as implementation partner of Pune Smart City project. It will implement various infrastructure projects as well as security and connectivity systems. The projects include high speed Wi-Fi services across the city, establishment of emergency call boxes and public address systems. To add better quality of life to residents, Pune Smart City SPV ...

Micro-surfacing for Highways

The Ministry has urged engineers and implementing agencies of national highways to adopt micro-surfacing for repairs and maintenance to improve skid resistance, surface durability, seal fine and medium cracks. It is applied when structurally sound pavement surface shows signs of premature ageing, aggregate loss, cracking, and high degree of polishing among others. The ministry has decided that microsurfacing may be ...

S Korea to improve highway tolling system, lessen traffic

South Korea will further improve its automatic tolling system on major expressways as a way of reducing traffic congestion. The new and improved tolling system will be built around the existing Hi-Pass system, but without the large tolling booths that inevitably create a narrow passage for cars. Currently, drivers using the automatic tolling system are required to greatly reduce their ...

Paytm account for highway toll charges

Paytm accounts can now be used to pay toll charges too. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Paytm recently signed a partnership deal to this effect. The ministry’s existing radiofrequency tags will be utilized for the cashless transactions. Building on FASTag that the NHAI had introduced early this year, it began its cashless drive with the online payments platform. ...