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India to become export hub for manual gears

Japanese automaker Honda Motors has drawn up plans to make India its base for manufacture and export of manual transmissions to emerging markets across Asia and Latin America. It plans to use its unit in Rajasthan for manufacture and supply of manual gears for different classes of passenger vehicles to its overseas facilities. To make use of India’s cost advantage, ...

Expediting port-led development

The Union government has launched Sagarmala, a project to use ports to develop coastal states in the country. The project will target the development of port facilities, inland water transportation, central ferry services and tourism infrastructure to achieve this goal. It will also include in its scope SEZs, rail, road, air and waterway connectivity with the hinterland, including linkages of ...

MoRTH to conduct periodic traffic studies

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) will soon begin periodic traffic studies in about 1,600 places in the country to better plan the expansion of highways. The first traffic study is planned in October this year and would be repeated every six months. The studies would give accurate traffic data on different highway stretches that would indicate a ...

London explores 22-mile ring road tunnel plan

The city of London is exploring a plan to construct a 22-mile underground tunnel to reduce traffic congestion in the city. The study for the project, called Inner Orbital Route, is being done by the consultant Transport for London. The project aims to free up capacity on the city surface, improve air quality, and reclaim space for public parks, pedestrians ...

Dubai’s new system to reduce heavy vehicle accidents

The Roads Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, in cooperation with the Dubai Police, has launched a Heavy Vehicles Defects Clearing System (VDCS) to try to reduce heavy vehicle accidents and improve safety. VDVCS, which includes surveillance systems and smart technologies, will curb technical defects experienced by heavy vehicles. It will classify the safety risks of vehicles and operators using a ...

Ashok Leyland and Tata Motors to supply 6700 buses to STUs

States throughout the country are investing more in public transport. 22 State Road Transport Corporations have placed orders for more than 6700 buses with bus manufacturers Ashok Leyland and Tata Motors under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission-II (JnNURM). The buses are specially designed for urban transport. Ashok Leyland’s JanBus and JanBus Midi are specially designed for feeder services. ...

Indian auto industry to touch $300 billion by 2026

According to a report, Vision 2026, prepared by the ICRA Management Consulting Services (IMaCS), a fully-owned subsidiary of ICRA Limited, one of India’s leading credit rating agencies, revenues of the Indian automobile industry will rise five-fold to $300 billion by 2026, while sales figures are likely to cross 76 million units over the same period, a 3-fold increase. Commercial vehicle ...

New funding norms for Metro projects

The Urban Development Ministry is considering a proposal to relax the population criterion for Metro rail projects, given the increasing demand for Metro projects in the country. Currently, Metro projects are approved for cities with population of 20 lakh or more. The new proposal would reduce this to 10 lakh.

DPR for Vizag Metro

The Andhra Pradesh government has asked the Delhi Metro to prepare the Detailed Project Report for a 20km stretch of the proposed Vishakapatanam Metro Rail project. E. Sreedharan, the former Chief of DMRC has been appointed as the advisor for the project.

MoRTH to roll out ETC under FASTag

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has named the project to implement Electronic Toll Collection throughout the country as FASTag. Dedicated ETC lanes on national highways and other important roads will have colour coding so that they are distinctly recognised as FASTag lanes. ICICI and Axis banks, which have been engaged for providing Central Clearing House (CCH) services, will ...