Thursday , 27 April 2017

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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. ...

BKC to go smart in a year

By next October, the business district of Bandra-Kurla Complex will probably become India’s first mini Smart City. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has received bids from two consortia led by Reliance Infrastructure and Larsen & Toubro. The project offers features such as smart parking, free hi-speed Wi-Fi, solar-powered streetlights with motion sensors, advanced CCTV networks, building monitoring system and ...

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 ...

Charging technology for hybrid buses

Siemens is supplying the charging technology for hybrid buses used on a bus route in Stockholm. The buses, which are equipped with a combined electric-diesel drive system, were manufactured by Volvo Bus Cooperation, with which Siemens is cooperating on electric bus systems. Each bus’s electric motor has a maximum output of 150 kilowatts (kW) and gets its energy from a ...

Small Airports

Airports Authority of India (AAI) has undertaken construction of small airports at five locations during 2014- 2015. These five locations are: Hubli and Belgaum in Karnataka, Kishangarh in Rajasthan, Jharsuguda in Odisha and Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh. A Task Force under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation has been constituted for identification of other locations based on ...