Tuesday , 1 December 2020

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Nagpur gets India’s first ethanol-run bus

Nagpur recently launched a Green Bus project which is the first ethanol-run and environment-friendly public bus. The engines of the buses, manufactured by Swedish company Scania, comply with Bharat Stage 5 norms. The CO2 emissions from the bus will be as low as 15% to 90%;, as compared to diesel run buses. The Union government, Maharashtra government and Nagpur Municipal ...

Systra bags Lucknow Metro contracts

Lucknow Metro Rail has awarded a design and consultation project to the French company Systra France International. The contract for constructing 8km stretch of metro’s priority section has been given to Larsen and Toubro. Systra has over 50 years of experience in designing infrastructure for public transportation and is currently assisting in the Faridabad Metro project. Systra has offered contemporary, ...

Cement to replace bitumen

The Union government has decided to use cement for new road projects, replacing bitumen. The use of cement is estimated to bring down long term maintenance costs of road projects significantly, though they are expensive to build. Cement roads that do not cost more than 20% to build than bitumen roads will be given the go-ahead under the new policy. ...

DDA to build Integrated Passenger Terminals

The Delhi Development Authority plans to construct elevated roads and upgrade existing roads to provide seamless connectivity in the city without passing through the inner roads. This would help decongest some of the critical roads in the City – Urban Extension Road-II, extension of Chattarpur & Mandi Road, Dwarka Expressway and new connections from Noida and Faridabad. DDA will also ...

Research on alternative fuels and energies

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energies is coordinating with different academic institutions to develop new and renewable energy technologies like fuel cell, hydrogen and alternative fuels. The Ministry is supporting research projects at academic institutions, research & development organizations and private companies engaged in such research. About 40 such research projects are being implemented: production of hydrogen using different ...

Mumbai to get pilot ATC project

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will install 50 new Area Traffic Control signals in Mumbai to reduce traffic congestion at traffic junctions. Once a time is set for a signal at a junction, the sensors installed in the road assess the number of vehicles passing through the different arms of the junction and the ATC system dynamically adjusts the signal cycle ...

Chinese vehicle makers to increase presence in India

An increasing number of vehicle manufacturers are looking at increasing their presence in the Indian truck and commercial vehicle market, the second largest in Asia. Truck major BeiBen is planning to introduce its vast range of heavy duty trucks, developed in technical collaboration with Mercedes Benz. The company would organise customer surveys in major Indian cities in which details of ...

PCMC BRTS set to be biggest in Asia

The 115km joint BRTS network, planned for Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune, will be the largest BRTS network in Asia, when it becomes operational. Pune has been selected as one of the cities in the country for the Union Government’s 100-city Smart Cities project. The Pimpri-Chinchwad component of the project will have 45km of the BRTS, which would include four routes, and ...

Iron grills for road safety

According to a report on road safety submitted by the Chandigarh Traffic Police to the city Municipal Corporation and administration, fixing road grills on important roads of the city could make a significant contribution towards improving road safety. Iron grills prevent unauthorised access to the roads as well as ensure a safe road for the commuters. Cyclists and two- wheelers ...

Bandra-Kurla Complex to be Mumbai’s first Smart District

The 175 hectare Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) is set to become the first smart district in India’s financial capital with authorities calling for bids to complete the project by the end of this financial year. Under the Smart BKC project, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority plans to provide mainly five services – public wi-fi, smart parking to book a slot ...