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Wednesday , 22 May 2024

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Indigenous signaling technology

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has taken an initiative to develop an indigenously built signaling technology for metro trains in line with the government’s ‘Make in India’ program. Recently, i-ATS, an important sub-system of the signaling system, is now launched. ATS is a computer-based system, which manages train operations. This system is indispensable for high density operations such as the ...

MAKING A POINT

As per the business reports, Delhi was ranked 35th among 60 global cities in the world in Best Public Transport Index. While Hong Kong topped the list in the Best Public Transport category, Mumbai was ranked 41 due to its promising public transit system, reports Business Today. Delhi’s attractive and affordable public transit led the city to achieve a good ...

Ranchi Italian city tie up for urban development

The city of Ranchi has joined hands with Italy’s Reggio Emilia city for knowledge sharing on sustainable urban development programme. Recently, a delegation from the Italian city visited Ranchi Municipal Corporation and Ranchi smart city site to understand the various facilities such as command control centre and integrated infrastructure. The discussion focused on mobility, improving civic infrastructure, facilitating online public ...

Cab aggregators going electric

It is now reported that ride-hailing companies and cab aggregators are electrifying their fleets following the Government’s efforts to bring in more electric vehicles in public transport systems. Though more EV sales are seen in the personal use segment, the shared mobility platforms can help increase the sales volume. The report points out various positive indicators. Startups have now begun ...

Geo-tagged streetlights with smart sensors

The Delhi Public Works Department is planning to install smart sensors and geo-tag all streetlight poles with the help of a centralised software to ensure better lighting across key busy stretches and for ease of maintenance. PWD is also planning to replace old halogen lights with LED lights across the city. If at any place, the light is not working ...

World’s first bamboo-made crash barrier

The 200-meter-long bamboo crash barrier, named Bahu Balli, has been installed on the Vani-Warora highway in Vidarbh, Maharashtra. The product underwent rigorous testing at various government-run institutions such as the National Automotive Test Tracks in Pithampur, Indore and was rated as Class 1 during the Fire Rating Test conducted at the Central Building Research Institute in Roorkee. It has also ...

Women getting trained as CV drivers

Commercial Vehicle maker Ashok Leyland launched a campaign with the theme of ‘Embrace Equity’, under which it plans to train 100 women drivers for commercial vehicles in Delhi. The company invites 100 women in Delhi to be trained on driving commercial vehicles at Ashok Leyland’s Driver Training Institute. They will also be provided with self-defense training which will help them ...

200k km of national highways by 2025

India is building roads at a record rate and the country’s national highway network will rise 37% in the next two years, said Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, while addressing a Global Business Summit recently. The Government target to develop two lakh km of national highway network by 2025 is being made possible on the back of ...

Two 15-storey automatic car parking towers coming up in Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is set to construct two new multi-level mechanical public car parking facilities. One in Central Mumbai and the other in South Mumbai. The Matunga facility in Central Mumbai will be equipped to facilitate 475 vehicles, while the Mumbadevi facility in South Mumbai will have the capacity to accommodate 546 vehicles. These facilities will be of a ...

India all set to become USD 5 trn economy by FY25: Gadkari

India is the fastest growing major economy in the world and is all set to achieve USD 5 trillion GDP by 2024-25, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday. Addressing an event organised by industry body FICCI, Gadkari said the central government is aiming to boost growth and employment to achieve sustainable development. India is the fastest growing major economy ...