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TrafficinfratechExpo & Parking Infratech Expo 2015

  With over 60% of the exhibition space already booked by companies – both national and international – expectations and excitement have already set in. The exhibiting companies represent a wide spectrum of segments covering traffic management, safety systems and products, barriers, ITS, signage, infrastructure, toll collection and management, vehicle tracking systems, data collection, traffic sensors, speed enforcement systems, multilevel ...

Centre may relax 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.

Government approves 100% FDI in Railways

The Union government recently approved 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in railways for building railway infrastructure. The move will allow the Railways, currently facing an acute shortage of funds, to implement crucial projects related to electrification, high-speed tracks and suburban corridors. Another area that would benefit is last-mile connectivity projects meant to boost business activity in and around ports and ...

Finnish Transport Engineer’s app for on-demand public transport commute

Sonja Heikkila, a 24-year old transportation engineer from Helsinki has developed an app and a plan that would help residents of Finland’s capital plan on-demand commutes from their cell phones. The plan uses minibus shuttle service combined with city bicycles and ride-sharing to achieve its aim. There would be real-time marketplace in which commuters could mix and match various available ...

Chinese vehicle makers look to increase presence in Indian market

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 ...

Hyderabad Metro test run

L&T Metro Rail, the concessionaire for the 72km elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project recently began the first test run for the project. The test run is being conducted on a train with three coaches. Several tests will be conducted on the rolling stock, both in static and running conditions in the depot and viaduct. After completion of these tests, there ...

Volvo to launch ultra-safe car

Swedish automaker Volvo has plans to introduce a host of new safety features in its new vehicle – the XC90 SUV. Among the features planned are: safe positioning, junction braking systems, lane departure warning system, roll-over prevention system, road sign recognition and blind spot monitoring systems. The Safe Positioning system is a run-off road protection which will minimise the impact ...

Railways to provide cleaner and comfortable coaches

The Railways has proposed to a new coach design which would have improved furnishings and better hygiene and housekeeping facilities. The coaches will have intensive mechanised cleaning and will be subjected to comprehensive pest and rodent control treatment. Attendants will be posted in each coach to address problems related to hygiene like maintaining clean toilets and keeping coaches clean. The ...

Students using mobile phones for travel

A recent study has found that students in Mumbai are increasingly turning to mobile phones to coordinate transport, especially in the rain. Some of the more popular apps and sites used by youngsters to get around the city easily are Meter Share, m-Indicator and SmartMumbaikar. Students are using social media such as Twitter and dedicated pooling websites such as carpooling.in ...

Mumbai Metro Car Depot tenders floated

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRCL) has floated a tender for the construction of the Car Depot for the Mumbai Metro at Aarey Colony, Goregaon. The Car Depot, which will be part of the 32.5 Km long Colaba-Bandra-Seepz underground metro, is worth Rs. 129.32cr. The tender work specifications include the ground development at Metro Line-3 Car Depot, construction of a ...