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Carpooling Apps could reduce Traffic 75%

Transportation studies put the annual cost of congestion at $160 billion, which includes seven billion hours of time lost to sitting in traffic and an extra three billion gallons of fuel burned. One way to improve traffic is through ride-sharing – and a new MIT study suggests that using carpooling options from companies like Uber and Lyft could reduce the ...

Gandhinagar railway station to get facelift

The Gujarat government has decided to redevelop the Gandhinagar Railway Station at a cost of Rs 250Cr. As part of the redevelopment, there is a plan to build a five-star hotel on top of the railway station to accommodate delegates coming here to attend the Vibrant Summits held every two years. The station is being developed through the SPV between ...

Street Lights replaced in the SDM Corporation area

Union Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal dedicated the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), currently running in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area, to the Nation. It is the World’s Largest Street Light Replacement Programme, being implemented by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under the Ministry of Power. SLNP programme ...

India and Italy to co-operate on railway

The Ministry of Railways has entered a memorandum of understanding with the Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane (FS Italian Railways) to address safety issues with the help of technology Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has directed the Railway Board to collaborate with the international experts on this subject and identify the best practices in this field. Currently, the company is working on ...

Investing in India Infrastructure

Attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Road Transport, Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said the total work orders relating to roads, shipping and ports ministries would reach six lakh crore by March and investors are ready to put in money from India as well as abroad. The Ministry also proposes to make cycle tracks on all major roads across ...

Governments Safety Initiatives

On the occasion of the Road Safety Week in January, Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways reiterated that the Ministry is committed to reduce the number of road accidents and the associated fatalities by 50 in the next few years. The Ministry has been working on all the 4 Es of road safety – Engineering, Enforcement, Education and ...

Budget 2017 gives boost to infrastructure

India will invest as much as Rs 3,96,135Cr in creating and upgrading infrastructure in the next financial year. For the road sector, the budget has allocation of Rs 67,000Cr for the national highways as compared to Rs 57,676Cr in 2016-17. Also, 2,000km of coastal connectivity roads will be constructed. The largest ever rail budget is Rs 1.3 trillion, an increase of ...

JICA to support AP’S master transport plan

The Japan International Co-operation Agency will assist Andhra Pradesh in developing state’s traffic and transportation system in its capital region. The ‘Comprehensive Traffic and Transport Study for Andhra Pradesh Capital Region’ has been launched, for which JICA will provide technical cooperation. The study will contribute to development of Andhra Pradesh Capital Region (APCR) which will be implemented in coordination with ...

Analysis of Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India: A 2015 Report

The recently released “Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India” 2015 report published by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) revealed an increase of 5.1% in total accident fatalities in the country, from 1,41,526 in 2014 to 1,48,707 in 2015. Highlights of the data: 53 cases of road accidents took place every one hour during 2015, wherein 17 persons were killed Children ...

Maruti Suzuki partners with Gurgaon Police

Maruti Suzuki India along with Gurgaon Police launched a road safety initiative for Gurgaon – Sabhya Roads, Bhavya Gurgaon – to promote road safety and bring down accidents by creating awareness. Maruti Suzuki has identified a high traffic stretch, where it will work on improving the traffic conditions. It will deploy 100 Sadak Suraksha Sevaks on the corridor to manage ...