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Additional tax on second vehicle in Mumbai

The Maharashtra government is considering a proposal to double the vehicle tax on car owners buying a second vehicle and to levy a special cess of Rs. 5-10 per litre of petrol or diesel on private cars. The proposal, aimed to decrease the use of private vehicles and reduce traffic congestion, will be applicable to car owners in the Mumbai ...

Safety measures for Pimpri Chinchwad bus terminals

The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation is working on a proposal to make bus terminals safer. Safety measures include pedestrian crossings, parking facilities at important locations and traffic & parking sign boards. The points where buses have to stop will be painted with red boxes. Buses will halt close to bus stops and not affect traffic movement. At present, pedestrians and ...

Centre asks states to focus on road safety

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has asked the states reporting high level of road accidents to focus more on road safety. Five states ? Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan ? accounted for over 50% of the country?s road deaths in 2012. The number of lives lost in road crashes in these states was ...

India to seek Chinese transport expertise

The Urban Development Ministry is considering Chinese investment and expertise to build high-speed rail networks, highways and urban infrastructure. One of the areas in which the expertise is being considered is creating a rapid regional transport system in Delhi that will link the capital with some of the important urban centres nearby with high-speed trains. Chinese companies like Shanghai Urban ...

NHAI increases pace of land acquisition

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has increased the pace of land acquisition, a parameter that indicates the level of preparedness for awarding future projects, during the current year. In the first half of 2013-14, NHAI acquired almost 5,000 hectares, which is 51% more than the 3,300 hectares it bought during the corresponding period last year. The land acquired ...

Chennai-Bangalore corridor on fast track

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has decided to step up the pace of development of the Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor (CBIC). DIPP and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is one of the main sponsors of the project, have decided to appoint consultants for the project. The consultant will carry out a detailed study covering an area ...

Pune to concentrate on PPP model

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) may have to depend a lot on the PPP model for executing its infrastructure projects. The budget has proposed that 64 km of roads to be built at a cost of `1,000 crore be based on the PPP model. Pune has an annual budget of `4,167 crore for 2013-14, but with limited revenue options, has ...

Jenoptik gets traffic solution order in Australia

Jenoptik has secured an order fr0b Australian state of New South Wales to operate systems for mobile speed monitoring for a minimum period of three years. The Australian Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) awarded the $31.6m contract to two companies, with the total order divided between the two suppliers. RMS?s new traffic safety project will increase speed monitoring in New ...