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NHAI achieves 3,979 km highways construction in FY20

The NHAI has achieved record 3,979 km of highways construction in the just concluded fiscal.Under the Phase -I of the Bharatmala Pariyojana, the government has approved implementation of 34,800km of national highways projects with a target of five years with an outlay of Rs 5.35 lakh crore. Some of the steps included award of projects after adequate project preparation in ...

CCTVs, panic button on every third bus seat in DTC buses

The process of installation of CCTV cameras, panic buttons and GPS in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster-scheme buses is expected to begin soon and likely to completed by this November. The primary aim of providing this technology in the buses is safety of passengers, particularly women. As the CCTV feed will be monitored in real-time from control centers, the response ...

High-security number plates made mandatory in Mumbai

The high-security registration plates will be compulsory for all vehicles manufactured from today. RTOs in Mumbai region will have to ensure that brand new cars are fitted with the fool-proof plates with chromium-based holograms. A circular with directives on implementation of the new plates has been issued to all 50 RTOs in the state. For existing vehicles, old number plates ...

TMC to implement ATMS with the help of Google

The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) will soon synchronise the signal systems at prime junctions in the city with Google Maps sensors to intelligently manage traffic depending on the density of congestion. In order to ease congestion, the municipal corporation has decided to implement a Rs 2.82Cr Adaptive Traffic Management System (ATMS) that uses satellite sensors. This concept was put forth ...

Rs 500Cr to set up ITS project in Chennai

The move to install smart traffic system, GPS-driven bus services and ICT based traffic information for commuters under intelligent transport system (ITS) received a fillip as Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently signed an agreement with the Government of India to fund Rs 500Cr for the project. The project will be set up as part of the smart city project. ...

NFC technology for Kochi metro

The proposed introduction of discounted daily, weekend and monthly passes (tourist cards) for travel in Kochi metro will be followed by the induction of the near field communication (NFC) technology that will enable commuters to just walk into Kochi metro, buses and ferries. It is under development for RuPay cards. RBI norms binding on it are awaited and its technicalities ...

Kolkata Traffic police to introduce refuge islands for pedestrian safety

Kolkata Traffic police have decided to introduce refuge islands to put pedestrians at ease and increase their security. This is another initiative at pedestrian safety after the boom barriers that the traffic cops had installed at several places in Kolkata. A refuge island or a pedestrian refuge is constructed in the middle of the roads, particularly those that do not ...

Intelligent surveillance system on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Faced with an ever-increasing number of accidents on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is planning to install an intelligent highway surveillance and management system on the premier expressway. The system will assist the highway police who have been facing severe limitations in traffic enforcement on the busy expressway. It will have high resolution cameras with ...

ANTS to solve traffic problems in Ahmedabad

Kishen Patel, a National Institute of Design (NID) graduate from Ankleshwar, has designed a new transit system for the city – Ahmedabad Nagar Transit System (ANTS) – which is based on the same principles of that of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), but tries to solve its flaws. Patel got the inspiration for ANTS from studying the communal behaviour of ...

Safety system in Noida

A total of 14 companies, including five foreign firms, have submitted proposals for setting up an integrated security and surveillance system in Noida. The high-tech system known as C4i – Command, Control, Communication, Computing and Intelligence – will add teeth to the police force, helping cops check crime and traffic offences. As part of the C4i projects, several hundred closed-circuit ...