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Tuesday , 28 March 2023

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Budget 2022 – 2023

Union Budget 2022 – 23 has now been hailed as a progressive, forward looking one. It sets the stage for sustainable growth. Apart from new taxes and subsidies, and focus on capex & MSMEs, the budget gives a boost to Centre’s Gati Shakti programme. The Multimodal plan is envisaged to help improve India’s logistics sector as well. Here are the ...

Tork Motors launches electric motorcycle

Bharat Forge-backed electric two-wheeler maker Tork Motors  has launched its electric motorcycle KRATOS, along with a variant. The vehicle is  equipped with a 4kWh battery which has a range of 120 km and can accelerate (0-40 kmph) within 4 secs along with a maximum speed of 100 kmph.  KRATOS-R has 9 kWh battery and can accelerate from 0-40 kmph in ...

Bescom to set up 63 more EV charging stations

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd has decided to set up 63 charging stations under public-private partnership model.The company has set up 136 EV charging stations — 106 AC and 30 DC chargers — in Bengaluru, in line with EV and energy storage policy. The plan is to expand the current network. As per the report, Karnataka has 2.7 crore vehicles, ...

Track package contract signed for bullet train

As per the recent reports,  National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHRCL) has signed an agreement with IRCON International Limited for design, supply and construction of track and track related works for Double Line High Speed Railway (237 Km between Vadodara and Vapi in the state of Gujarat) for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor (MAHSR T-2 Package).  The ballastless slab Track ...

Hero Electric Partners with Mahindra & Mahindra

India’s leading electric two-wheeler company Hero Electric, and the Mahindra Group are  partnering to strengthen joint development and manufacturing.  As part of the partnership, Mahindra Group will manufacture Hero Electric’s popular electric bikes – Optima & NYX at their Pithampur plant to meet the market’s growing demands. With this collaboration and the expansion of their existing facility, Hero will be able ...

CESL launches tender for EVs

State-run Convergence Energy Services Ltd has launched a tender worth about Rs 5,500 crore to procure as many as 5,580 electric buses including 130 double deckers. This initiative is under the ‘Grand Challenge’ — a set of homogenized demand for electric buses aggregated across five major cities, according to a statement. The cities to be covered under Grand Challenge are ...

Dharamshala-Mcleodganj ropeway

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur recently inaugurated the 1.8-km Dharamshala-Mcleodganj ropeway which has a capacity to carry 1,000 people per hour in one direction. One can now complete the journey between the two tourist destinations in just five minutes through this ropeway. “Dharamshala Skyway”, Dharamshala to Mcleodganj in Kangra district, has 10 towers and two stations. The top ...

Community involvement in road safety

Resident volunteers in Panchkula in Haryana will be involved in road safety initiatives along with the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP), the Municipal Corporation, the Public Works Department (PWD) and the NHAI. The volunteers can register their names with the Regional Transport Authority of Panchkula. They can participate in meetings of the District Road Safety Committee and their suggestions will ...

Delhi Government and Google team up to provide real-time public transport information

A new system, to be launched by the Delhi Government– Google team, will provide real-time information on public transport, enabling commuters to accurately pre-plan their journeys. They would be able to use their smartphones and track bus locations, arrival and departure times, routes, travel durations and delays real-time. The status of ~3000 buses is already live and more Delhi Transport ...

Focus on electric vehicles

The Indian Government has a target to expand electric vehicles (EV) to 30% of private vehicles, 70% of commercial cars, 40% of buses and 80% of two-wheelers and three-wheelers. With this goal in view, the National Highways Authority of India is planning to set up many EV charging stations along national highways. Many states are offering incentives on EV vehicle ...